I've always loved being and working outside and as an avid camper had always planned to open my own campsite. I've been passionate about the environment since I was a kid but in recent years that passion has turned into real fear for the future of this planet and a solid resolve to be part of the solution to the climate change crisis. Having felt unable to contribute meaningfully to the direct actions going on around me, I decided starting a small-scale local centre was the best way for me to have an impact.
In Autumn 2020 I was joined by my sister and together we have built a fantastic team of volunteers.
While finding a physical site will always be our ultimate goal; we are also dedicated to creating a programme of community projects, both online and face to face (once it's safe to do so), as well as building an online hub where people can learn, share and connect with each other as we all move to a more sustainable and brighter future!
Oak Tree founder Alison Tomlin