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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

Jun
12
Wed
Holding Against Extremes: mothering and making in a time of climate emergency [Exhibition] @ Oxford Playhouse
Jun 12 – Jul 2 all-day

Exhibition, with opening event (details for opening event here).

Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Jun 12 @ 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

Holding Against Extremes: mothering and making in a time of climate emergency [Opening Event] @ Oxford Playhouse
Jun 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Opening event, part of longer exhibition.

Jun
13
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Jun 13 @ 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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Midsummer Meander river-themed junk art workshop with Groovy Su [private event] @ West Oxford Community Primary School
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Community artist and junk art QUEEN Groovy Su (see this article about her in the Oxford Mail) is joining Year 6 to create river-inspired art to decorate Osney Lock Hydro during the July Midsummer Meander, as part of the OLH/LCWO Heritage Lottery funded project Unlocking the Power of Our River.

This is a private workshop, taking place within school hours, but if you want to make your own art with Su, she’ll be joining us again at West Oxford Fun Day.

We look forward to seeing what the kids create!

How to Avoid Climate Breakdown (Oxford) [New Internationalist event] @ Cowley Road Methodist Church
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Very interesting event being run by New Internationalist:

It’s official – climate change is happening faster than we thought. As carbon emissions continue to rise and impacts worsen around the world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and fall into despair.

But while catastrophe is possible, it’s not yet inevitable. There are ideas and actions that can get us out of this mess.

We’re not talking about pipedream techno-fixes but the real far-reaching shifts we need to – and still can make.

Join us to discuss the genuine, transformative solutions to climate breakdown, with our panel:

Andrew Simms – Co-ordinator of the Rapid Transition Alliance

Emma EJ Fawcett – Climate Striker

Kingsmill Bond – New Energy Strategist at Carbon Tracker

Chaired by New Internationalist co-editor Hazel Healy.

PROGRAMME
6:30 – 8:00 Introduction, panel discussion & audience Q&A
8:00 – 9:00 Networking space and refreshments

PANELIST BIOGS

Andrews Simms is an author, political economist and activist.He is co-director of the NewWeather Institute, Assistant Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility, a Research Associate at the University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the New Economics Foundation (NEF). His books include The New Economics, Cancel the Apocalypse: the New Path to Prosperity, Ecological Debt and Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? He is the co-author of ‘How did we do that?’ which explores the possibilities of a rapid low carbon transition. @AndrewSimms_uk

Emma EJ Fawcett is a an organiser for the School Strikes for Climate movement. She is also a member of Extinction Rebellion.

Kingsmill Bond is the New Energy Strategist for Carbon Tracker, an independent financial thinktank which cemented the terms ‘carbon bubble’, ‘unburnable carbon’ and ‘stranded assets’ into the financial and environmental lexicon. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Kingsmill has worked as a sell-side City equity analyst and strategist for over 20 years. He worked for many years in Russia, which is the world’s largest exporter of fossil fuels.@CarbonBubble

Hazel Healy is a co-editor at the award-winning New Internationalist magazine, based in Oxford. A writer and editor, she specializes in stories that unpack the thorny subjects of justice, equality and political change at outlets that include the BBC World Service, LA Times and The Guardian. She currently edits the Climate Justice column ‘Temperature Check’ and has stewarded other environmental NI editions covering efforts to adapt to climate change in Bangladesh and the May/June edition on Climate Breakdown. @hazel_healy

A NOTE ON LOCATION
Cowley Road Methodist Church is on the corner of Cowley Road and Jeune street, opposite the UPP cinema.

Vegan Feast! @ The Mix, Wantage
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Vegan Feast! @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Come and share a vegan meal prepared by Sarada and Chloe
of Shakti Kitchen, with cooking demo and hints and tips
for creating delicious vegan food at home.

Jun
14
Fri
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Jun 14 @ 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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Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The St Nic’s local produce and craft market is back! Every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm there will be stall in the little garden at the top of Stert Street (in the church if wet) selling fresh veg, local eggs, home-baked cakes and preserves, plants, seedlings and flowers.

Go early to get the best selection!

Even more important, if you have any produce to sell, you can do so at the market provided you collect the money and any unsold items promptly at 1pm, and donate 10% of the takings to St Nicolas Church funds. To join the happy band of producers, email Gilly Osborne ongho@dial.appleinter.net.

We are very happy to support this well-established venture bringing excellent, incredibly fresh local food right into the centre of town. Please help make it a success!

 

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