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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
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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Jun
22
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Jun 22 @ 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.

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  • 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
Jun 22 @ 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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East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market is a small, friendly local market which can provide the staples for your weekly shop, all from sources within 30 miles of Oxford: bread, eggs, milk, vegetables, cheese, various meats, refills for cleaning supplies – as well as a range of other products such as jewellery, clothing and secondhand books.

It has been running since August 2006, and is a non-profit making organisation, run by a committee and a group of volunteers.

We are passionate about the market and what it sells. We actively source food from within 30 miles of Oxford and encourage community stalls run by local residents. We also offer Fairtrade produce from further afield and try to make sure it comes to us by land or ship. Further details are available in our Market Manifesto.

The market has a cafe which runs each week selling delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and fair-trade teas and coffee. This is a lovely place to meet up and take a break from shopping.

Become a fan of the market on Facebook – see our East Oxford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

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Wallingford Local Producers Market
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Weekly market full of locally sourced fresh produce held every Saturday in Wallingford. Including vegetables, beer, bread, cheese and much more! Location changes weekly so please check out Facebook Page for location. https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordlocalproducersmarket/

Pallet DIY workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pallet DIY workshop @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Take apart pallets and turn them into something new in this one-day workshop, learning DIY and construction skills along the way. Whether you want to make a shoe rack, planter, bench, set of shelves or something different, bring along your idea and we’ll have the power tools, pallets and expert advice and guidance ready!

Jun
23
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Jun 23 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve | Aston Rowant | England | United Kingdom

Our monthly return visit to this important National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns. It’s a site that includes important chalk grassland grazed by flocks of sheep. Early summer means it’s likely that we’ll be working to improve public access on the site by improving paths, installing hand-rails and gates, or repairing post and wire fences.

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.