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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/

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.