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Nov
17
Sat
Fermentation Workshop @ Maymessy
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fermentation Workshop @ Maymessy  | West Challow | England | United Kingdom

Fermentation is an ancient food preservation technique, used in every cuisine, which has given rise to some of the most complex and celebrated flavours found in foods and beverages such as soy sauce, wine, cheese, sauerkraut and countless others.

In this fermentation workshop, you’ll learn all about this safe, easy and delicious way to preserve your produce and make healthy beverages.

We will cover technique, equipment, safety and health benefits and give practical demonstrations showing how to make sauerkraut and kombucha (fermented sweet tea).

We will also go over the variety of food items that can be produced through fermentation such as ketchup, chutneys, sriracha (garlic chilli sauce), sourdough bread and yogurt.

£45 per person, or £40 if booked with Growing Your Own Fruit. Please bring a couple of small jars if you would like to take some of the fermented products home with you.

Repair Cafe @ Rose Hill Community Centre
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Repair Cafe @ Rose Hill Community Centre | Rose Hill | England | United Kingdom

Come along and repair your electrical gadgets, clothes and bike. Enjoy a cuppa and some cake with your neighbours too.

How to grow your own fruit @ Maymessy
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
How to grow your own fruit @ Maymessy | West Challow | England | United Kingdom

The theory of fruit growing with Incredible Edible Oxford, including:

– an overview of fruits that grow well locally
– how to care for your fruit plants
– different varieties, including more unusual and heritage fruits
– propagation
– designing spaces for fruit
– how to grow more fruit than you thought possible in a small space!

We will also cover how the many ways to preserve fruit and give a demonstration on jam making.

£45 per person, or £40 if booked with the Fermentation Workshop. Please bring a jar with you if you would like to take some jam home with you.

Nov
18
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant
Nov 18 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant | Stokenchurch | England | United Kingdom

Another of our regular monthly visits to Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve, managed by Natural England and situated on the western edge of the Chilterns with extensive views across the Oxfordshire plain. The Reserve supports juniper, an extensive variety of wild flowers native to unimproved chalk grassland, together with sheep, woodland, and an abundance of red kites. Exactly what we do today, and where, will be announced in the weekly email so make sure you’re on the general email list for the details.

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 are welcome if 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 website or OCV weekly email for exact location).

Nov
20
Tue
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Bring it along to the friendly Fix It group at Bullingdon Community Centre, every Tuesday 10-12 noon (except school holidays) and we’ll have at helping you fix it or do it for you if we can. Free drinks and biscuits as well.

Phone 07792491350 for more details.

Nov
25
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Coppicing @ Pissen Wood, Oxfordshire
Nov 25 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Coppicing @ Pissen Wood, Oxfordshire | England | United Kingdom

We were last here in the winter of 2016 to coppice hazel and install wire cages around the stools to protect the re-growth from being grazed by deer. Today we’ll return to remove those cages, do some more coppicing, and reinstall the protective covers. The cages have worked well – the rejuvenated stools have survived the attentions of both muntjac and roe dear. We’ll also aim to harvest stakes and binders for use in hedge-laying tasks later in the winter.

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 are welcome if 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 website or OCV weekly email for exact location).

Nov
26
Mon
Christmas sewing @ The Mix, Wantage
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christmas sewing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along your sewing machine for a skill-share morning,
sewing Christmas decorations and bags.

Nov
27
Tue
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Bring it along to the friendly Fix It group at Bullingdon Community Centre, every Tuesday 10-12 noon (except school holidays) and we’ll have at helping you fix it or do it for you if we can. Free drinks and biscuits as well.

Phone 07792491350 for more details.

Nov
28
Wed
Handmade books (Japanese stab bound technique) @ The Mix, Wantage
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Handmade books (Japanese stab bound technique) @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

In this workshop we will look at traditional Japanese books and learn basic binding techniques, with the option of progressing to more complicated stitched bindings and adding beads. The possibilities are endless for developing the intricate embroidered patterns.
Suitable for beginners in bookmaking.

Dec
1
Sat
Repair Cafe – Wantage @ The Mix, Wantage
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Repair Cafe - Wantage @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

We have volunteer fixers ready to help you repair household and electrical items. As well as welcoming anyone popping in with things for fixing
We’ll be collecting broken / unwanted electrical items to repair and
sell on second-hand to reduce the amount of electrical waste.
If you have items to donate please contact Jo:
07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com.

Please bring items before 12 noon
Bring along items small enough for one person to carry and please back up your data!