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Feb
9
Sat
Permaculture Design Course (14 days) @ Various
Feb 9 – Jun 29 all-day
Permaculture Design Course (14 days) @ Various | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

A practical course with indoor and outdoor learning, including visits to various local projects such as eco buildings, rooftop gardens, organic gardens, community orchards and growing projects.

This PDC is designed to give you the knowledge to design your growing space, grow your own food, store it over the seasons and even create a small income from growing.

The course will be weighted towards the specialism of Forest Gardening, a system which demonstrates efficiency in growing, with high production yields.

If you want to bring sustainability and food growing into your life, this is the course for you.

Topics covered include:

– Ethics and principles of Permaculture
– Design process and methodology
– Soil management and conservation
– Urban challenges and urban Permaculture
– Woodland and Agroforestry
– Real wealth, money and sustainable exchange
– Buildings, Energy conservation and renewable energy
– Personal health, nutrition and resilience
– Creating income from food production
– Food preservation
– Herbal medicines
– Practical gardening skills

Dates: Feb 9 & 16; Mar 2, 9, 16 & 23; Apr 6 & 13; May 4 & 11; and June 8, 15, 22, 29
Runs 10am-4pm each day

Price
£480 – low waged (up to £18K/yr)
£640 – mid waged (up to £25K/yr)
£800 – high waged/corporate
Limited no. of bursary places available for unwaged – please contact us

This course is certificated by the Permaculture Association UK and by LASER learning awards at Levels 1, 2 and 3 (GCSE – A-level equivalent).

A maximum of two days can be missed and still allow you to receive your certificate.

To Book:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSert_ifZg8oGcyZiVMYpVZ4XgQCoFwG9sBPCrsYrcsnGg_i1g/viewform

Mar
9
Sat
Practical Edible Horticulture (four days) @ TBA
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm
Practical Edible Horticulture (four days) @ TBA | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

This course gives the attendee practical skills to get gardening and growing at home – from raised beds to ponds to crop planning and composting. Also covered are herbs, food preserving, pest and disease management and building a rocket stove!

We will cover theory as well as practical tasks.

This course is certificated at Level 1 which is equivalent to low GCSE grade. Attendance on the Basic Edible Horticulture course or evidence of relevant prior learning will be required to attend this course.

This course runs on 4 consecutive Saturdays .This course is certificated.

Mar
19
Tue
“Know Your Onions”: Free 6-Week Cookery Course for Men in Blackbird Leys @ The Oxford Academy
Mar 19 all-day
"Know Your Onions": Free 6-Week Cookery Course for Men in Blackbird Leys @ The Oxford Academy | England | United Kingdom

A series of 6 classes on Tuesday evenings, starting 19th March, at The Oxford Academy for men from Blackbird Leys and Rose Hill.

Participants will learn to prepare quick and tasty meals for a one-person household, anabling them to feed themselves hearty meals on a budget, on a daily basis.

Good Food Oxford are offering this free cookery programme to older men who would like to learn to cook more from scratch and include more vegetables in their diet.

More info on the eventbrite page.

Bike maintenance next steps @ Windrush Bike Project
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm
Bike maintenance next steps @ Windrush Bike Project | England | United Kingdom

This 6 hour course over 3 sessions covers how to maintain and repair derailleur gears and the chainset on your bike. This will include changing the gear cables, setting the limit screws and indexing the gears. You will also learn how to replace a chain and the chainset when they are worn.

Mar
20
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG | Drayton | England | United Kingdom

We now have weekly gardening, building and growing days to begin creating a vegetable garden which will be open to community groups and individuals who are keen to be outdoors, live closer to nature, learn and share skills and make new friends. Tea and homemade soup will be provided!

Join us as we work together to turn a patch of field into an ABUNDANT GARDEN for many to enjoy! We’re in early days of the project and we welcome input, interest and ideas because there are tons of exciting things that could happen here . . .

We welcome people from all backgrounds and all ages. Whatever your experience, there’ll be something for you to enjoy!

Please get in contact if you have accessibility issues or are in need of specific support: darla@stonehillgardens.co.ukrichard@stonehillgardens.co.uk

Free 6-Week Cookery Course for Parents and Family Carers in Blackbird Leys @ The Oxford Academy
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free 6-Week Cookery Course for Parents and Family Carers in Blackbird Leys @ The Oxford Academy | England | United Kingdom

Good Food Oxford are offering a series of six free cookery classes on Wednesday evenings, starting 20th March, for parents and carers of school-age children from Blackbird Leys and Rose Hill.

Participants will learn great kitchen hacks to help them create convenient and tasty meals that the whole family will love!

More info on eventbrite.

Mar
21
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand!

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Mar
22
Fri
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand!

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Mar
23
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Talking Shop’s Market & Cafe

We sell delicious local produce and run a great cafe every Saturday morning from 9am to midday in the Village Hall, Sandford-on-Thames.

The Saturday Market & Cafe was started as a fundraiser and as an opportunity to investigate the market, to work with and to build up a team of volunteers and to learn about running a shop of sorts.

The Market is run completely by volunteers – we have a pool of about 60 people involved and about 15 work on any Saturday morning to run the market.

The Weekly Staples -produce that you can get every weekmarket-photo-compilation

  • Newspapers
  • Fantastic fruit & veg, grown without chemicals, from Ashtrees Farm in Benson
  • Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
  • Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
  • Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
  • Great English cheeses
  • Yoghurt from Woodlands Dairy in the Cotswolds
  • Butter from Netherend Farm

Guest Pitches

We have space for several additional guest pitches. We charge a £10 pitch fee, you keep your takings. We’re always excited to invite new people to join us. If you are an independent local producer, professional or not, and you are interested in selling through the market please do get in touch – email on orders.talkingshop@gmail.com or call on 01865 774661.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand.

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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