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Aug
25
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Grass Rake @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington
Aug 25 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Grass Rake @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington | England | United Kingdom

As last summer, we’ll be working with the determined group of locals who maintain this popular conservation area owned by the local parish council and situated between St. Mary’s Church and the river Cherwell. The job is to rake off the mown material from the yearly grass-cut. This is important to keep the fertility of the soil low and so encourage the rarer plants and wildflowers. It will be hard, but straightforward work and important for biodiversity. It’s a big site, and a big task, but if previous years are anything to go by the provision of generous, high quality, home-made cake rations will help.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer.

Check the website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

Sep
1
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Meadow Cut & Rake @ Cuxham @ Cuxham
Sep 1 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Meadow Cut & Rake @ Cuxham @ Cuxham | Cuxham | England | United Kingdom

In the summer of 2017 we helped the residents of Cuxham take the first steps to establish a new wild flower meadow in their village. Today we’ll return to mow and rake the meadow for the third time. It’s a good size, but mainly level ground and with grasses rather than reeds and sedge (unlike Iffley island), so today’s task is likely to be a lot closer to the genuine experience of traditional scythe mowing. Everything that we cut needs to be raked off the meadow, so there’ll be a lot to do before we can resort to the local pub (The Half Moon, and some excellent complimentary pizza).

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer.

Check the website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

Sep
5
Thu
Beryl’s Night @ Oxford
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beryl's Night @ Oxford | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Team Beryl invites women and trans folk into the workshop on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9pm.

Beryl’s Night is an evening just for women and trans folk, so if this includes you, please join us to take part in a mini-class on our monthly theme, work on your own bike in a safe space, and enjoy plenty of tea and biscuits and good company. Whether you’re interested in knowing more about maintaining your sweet ride, or just want to generally hang out with a great gang in a safe space, we hope to see you there!

http://bsbcoop.org/what-we-do/beryls-night/

Waste Collaborate (Autumn 2019) @ Makespace Oxford
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Waste Collaborate (Autumn 2019) @ Makespace Oxford | England | United Kingdom

The Waste Collaborate meeting is an opportunity for Community Action Groups (CAGs) working on the theme of Waste to meet up, share and find ways of working together.

The meeting is open to members of the CAG network, as well as other associated, like-minded groups and organisations. We also moderate theme mailing lists for CAGs to communicate with each other between meetings.

As a large network spread across the county, the meetings are an important chance for CAGs to:

  • Discover more about other groups’ activities and achievements
  • Share knowledge and skills
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative projects and funding bids
  • Gain advice and support from The CAG Project staff and other members
  • Network and socialise with other members

Meetings are held biannually across a range of themes – please see our page on Collaborate Groups for more details on next meetings of all the groups.

If you are a member of a group wishing to take part in this meeting then please get in touch with The CAG Project staff team: info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk

If you’re attending, please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility requirements, or if you aren’t sure how best to travel to the venue. Email us info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk and we’ll do our very best to help.

Sep
7
Sat
Go with the grain: Pallet upcycling workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Go with the grain: Pallet upcycling workshop @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

First Saturday of each month
2 – 5pm
Learn DIY skills while upcycling pallets; measuring, sawing and drilling
to construct items such as spice racks and planters.
£12 per session

To book contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com

Sep
8
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Site Maintenance @ Simon’s Land @ Simon's Land
Sep 8 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Site Maintenance @ Simon's Land @ Simon's Land | Sandford-on-Thames | England | United Kingdom

This secluded half acre of gently sloping reed-bed leads down to the Thames to the North of Sandford. The river bank was once the mooring site of the former Magdalen College Barge. In March 2007 the land was donated to the Oxford Preservation Trust by Mr and Mrs Simons of Boars Hill. This will be our first visit of the year. We’ll knock back any re-growth in the reed bed and tackle the large bramble patch that borders the upstream side of the site. There may also be some coppicing to do and some work to help dam the natural springs to enhance the wetland characteristics of the site. We’ll be working on behalf of the Oxford Preservation Trust. It’ll be wet underfoot so bring wellies!

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer.

Check the website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

Sep
10
Tue
Get to know your sewing machine @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Get to know your sewing machine @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Keen to use your sewing machine but a bit unsure how to get started? We’ll help you practice basic techniques and make a cushion cover! Bring your own sewing machine and instruction manual (if possible) as well as thread and fabric scissors.
Fabric will be provided from our Resource Bank.

Sep
11
Wed
Introduction to Upholstery @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Introduction to Upholstery @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn traditional upholstery techniques while working on your own project with visiting tutor Kate Powell.
8 sessions: 11th Sept, 9th Oct, 6th Nov, 4th Dec, 8th Jan,
5th Feb, 4th Mar, 1st Apr

Sep
14
Sat
Hedgerow Survey @ Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve,
Sep 14 all-day
Hedgerow Survey @ Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, | Chimney | England | United Kingdom

This is an introductory course about hedgerows and how to survey them. It will highlight the legal protection that some hedgerows have and describe how important hedgerows are identified. There will be a field session with the opportunity to survey a hedge and look for some of the typical wildflowers associated with Oxfordshire hedges.

Sep
15
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Site Maintenance @ Stansfeld Park @ Stansfeld Park
Sep 15 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Site Maintenance @ Stansfeld Park @ Stansfeld Park | England | United Kingdom

Stansfeld Park in Headington Quarry, Oxford is set within 18 acres of woodland with ponds, marshland and meadows. The undulating landscape results from quarrying for limestone in the area that was used to build many of Oxford’s colleges, churches and civic buildings. When quarrying ended, a variety of habitats formed, including limestone grassland, ash and hazel woodland, dense hawthorn scrub, ponds and wetland. We’ll be working for the Oxford Trust who have rejuvenated the site partly as a local amenity and partly an educational resource. At this time of year it’s likely that we’ll be mowing the grassland and meadow areas, working on the path handrails, and doing some scrub bashing. For more Stansfeld Park see the Oxford Trust website: http://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/stansfeld-education-centre/.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer.

Check the website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.