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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).

Jun
19
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Jun 19 @ 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

Get to know your sewing machine @ The Mix, Wantage
Jun 19 @ 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.

Jun
20
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Jun 20 @ 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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LCWO Clean Air Day Art Installation & Outreach at Bonn Square @ Bonn Square tbc
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We’re parking a car in Bonn Square and filling it with smoke (safely, and stc by Oxford City Council’s Events Team this week!), to highlight the invisible dangers of the air pollution INSIDE cars.

Come join us as we hand out face masks to people who drove into town that day, and ask them to tell us what changes would have made it possible for them to leave the car at home that day – and say thanks to those who chose another way to get into town.

More info here and on the blog here.

Schools, clean air and active transport [OxFoE event] @ County Hall
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A growing number of schools across the county are active on environmental issues. High on the list for many is the issue of air pollution, with schools being near to roads with heavy traffic. Pollution is also made worse by many people driving children to school and causing congestion in nearby streets.

There’s some good work being done on these issues – many schools have run Walk to School programmes through the WOW initiative and the City Council has worked on anti-idling campaigns with six schools. It also seems that others are linking work on pollution and travel to their ‘eco-schools’ and ‘green group’ programmes.

Oxford Friends of the Earth have worked on these issues for some years and are now doing a survey of work by schools with the aim of setting up an ‘Oxfordshire Schools Clean Air Network’. The survey is online here: https://www.oxfoe.co.uk/oxford-friends-of-the-earth/air-quality/schools-clean-air-network/

This seminar will deliver an initial report based on the results of that survey to date and also uodate in current work. The agenda includes:

  • Initial survey results
  • Good practice examples
  • Updates on work by County Council and City Council
  • Lessons learn from work to date
  • Discussion on support that is needed and next steps
How do we clean up Britain’s air? A Clean Air Day discussion [OxFoE event] @ Oxford Town Hall
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Text from facebook event:

Urgent action is needed across all levels of government and business to clean Britain’s toxic air and decarbonise our energy. The opportunity and benefits of moving to clean energy can help us tackle the dangers of polluted air that contributes to thousands of premature deaths.

The Government is failing to act, has been taken to court for not meeting air pollution targets, and continues to oversee a slump in investment in clean energy. It is time for change, for action and for the UK to benefit from the clean energy revolution.

This panel discussion, supported by Oxford Friends of the Earth, opens its doors at 7pm and starts at 7.30pm, and has the following speakers:

Anneliese Dodds (Oxford East MP and Shadow Treasury Minister)

Councillor Tom Hayes (Oxford City Council Cabinet Member for a Zero Carbon Oxford)

Councillor Christopher Hammond (Leader, Southampton City Council)

Fiona Tavner (Oxford Friends of the Earth)

Matt Allen (CEO, Pivot Power)

Chair: Polly Billington (Director, UK100)

Jun
21
Fri
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Jun 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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Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Jun 21 @ 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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