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Jul
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Osney Power Trophy – West Oxford Energy Challenge returns! OSNEY RESIDENTS ONLY
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Remember last summer’s West Oxford Climate Challenge? Well, if you live on Osney, this summer is YOUR chance to take part in mark ii of this ground-breaking energy research project with the University of Oxford.

All you need to do is sign up for your free kit, then note your main activities with a simple app over two specific days – we’ll show you how.

You’ll learn how daily activities shape our electricity use and what we can do to reduce it at critical times, and we’ll share your electricity profile with you – which can be really enlightening!

And the fun part: the residents on the Osney street which collectively reduce their electricity use the most when asked during the challenge win prizes and THE OSNEY POWER TROPHY.

Sign up online or by completing the tear-away form on the flyers which should be popping through your doors on Osney in the next few weeks.

Jul
5
Fri
Teach Earth Training Weekends @ Wytham Woods
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm
Teach Earth Training Weekends @ Wytham Woods | England | United Kingdom

Calling all education professionals! Are you wanting to take learning outside of the classroom and connect your students to nature?

If yes, sign up to Teach Earth 2019! Attend a two day immersive weekend in Oxfordshire or Edinburgh exploring outdoor learning, citizen science and the Sustainable Development Goals and learn how to link these into the national curriculum. Places are available now for £75 per place, which includes all accommodation, food, materials and training throughout the weekend.

Our 2019 team dates are as follows:

10th – 12th May (Oxford)
31st May – 2nd June (Edinburgh)
14th – 16th June (Oxford)
5th – 7th July (Oxford)

Check out our webpage for more details:

https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/education-and-schools/teach-earth

Jul
7
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Fen Cutting & Raking @ Lye Valley
Jul 7 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Fen Cutting & Raking @ Lye Valley | England | United Kingdom

This is our second successive Sunday at Lye Valley. It used to be the case that we could rake both fens in the valley in a single day. It’s a mark of the progressive improvement in the quality and extent of this relatively rare habitat that it now takes us two full days. The Friends of Lye Valley have been making constant improvements and the results are impressive – come and see for yourself. This Sunday we’ll be on, and possibly in, the North Fen. As with last week, if there’s been rain, you’ll need wellies.

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.

South Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ South Oxford CC
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The South Oxford Farmers and Community Market is a weekly market selling ethically-produced local, seasonaland/or organic food and non-food goods. ‘Local’ means produced within a 30-mile radius of Oxford: ‘produced’ means containing a significant quantity of local ingredients and labour.The market is held in South Oxford Community Centre every Sundays from 9.30am to 12pm.

Making food shopping a much more personal experience!

Come this sunday and meet our vendors!

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Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 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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Cultivate VegVan @ Summertown, Oxford
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

It’s a shop… in a van! The finest, freshest local and organic fruit and veg Oxfordshire can supply, with additional produce from UK and the rest of Europe.

SUMMERTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET | Sundays 10am-2.30pm | Banbury Road, in front of M&S.

To stay up to date on the VegVan service, the online shop, and Cultivate in general, subscribe to our mailing list.

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Visit to Court Place Farm Allotments with Rebecca @ Court Place Farm Allotments
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Visit to Court Place Farm Allotments with Rebecca @ Court Place Farm Allotments | England | United Kingdom

We are meeting in the heart of Old Marston village allotments to help Rebecca with her allotment and help start our Permaculture Allotment

OxGrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden, Oxford
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

oxgrowWe meet every Sunday afternoon to garden together, share a cup of tea and cake, learn about growing and take home fresh fruit and veg.

In the darker months of the year (Nov-Apr) we meet from 12-4pm on Sundays and when the days are longer (May-Oct) we meet from 1-5pm on Sundays and from 5-8pm on Wednesdays.

Our garden is free to access and we welcome people of all levels of experience to share the space in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Just drop in on the day, or contact us to find out more on mail@oxgrow.org or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/oxgrow.

 

Jul
10
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Jul 10 @ 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

Jul
11
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Jul 11 @ 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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