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We will be using our own Forest Garden in the park for practical demonstrations and you will get a chance to do some work in a forest garden.
Discuss and learn the basics of food forests
• What are food forests and why are they useful?
• Learn key species for each layer
• Assess examples of forest garden design
By the end of this course you will have the basic knowledge and understanding to begin thinking about creating your own forest garden.
10 am – 4 pm
Join us as we make a turbo stand generator
over this 2 day workshop – 11th and 18th November – attaching USB outlets and
putting together a basic 12 Volt mp3 amplifier.
By the end of the workshop you’ll be set to make your own so you can pedal power phone charging and music!
£40 per person
To book contact Jo on 07768 767787 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Join The Bookshop Band and University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute in a live chat to celebrate and discuss the release of new song “Take Care in Your Stride”.
The song, and accompanying animated video, aim to communicate groundbreaking ecosystem science and economics research in an accessible and inspiring way. It responds to work from Environmental Change Institute researchers Kate Raworth and Professor Yadvindher Malhi, exploring themes of planetary health, unsustainable economic growth, and undervalued parts of the economy, such as parenting.
From 1 – 2 project collaborators will live chat online discussing the role of the arts to communicate environmental research. Follow the hashtag #ThriveNotGrow or visit Environmental Change Institute to join the conversation.
The project was commissioned by Tandem Collective, produced and released by Upcycled Sounds Records, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
The song and animation will be released on November 28th through all major digital platforms.
Talk by Anthony Simpson, ex University of Reading, now Drive Electric: “With concerns about air quality and the growing threat of climate change, the shift from diesel and petrol to electric vehicles has started. Are they really more environmentally friendly? Can our electricity generation system cope? Hear about the latest developments, and consider whether you are ready to go electric!
Tickets £6.00 from Blewbury Post Office, or email email@example.com with your name and contact email to reserve tickets to be collected on the door.
On Saturday morning, Trev Williams (Rose Hill Runners) is running a marathon to raise awareness of the Climate Crisis. He’ll be running 180 laps (26 miles) around the Oval in Rose Hill and would love support, whether you’d like to join him for a few laps or the whole way, cheer him on or help with the Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon stall where we’ll talk to passers-by about the climate crisis. Take the No 3 bus from the centre of Oxford and get off at the last bus stop in Rose Hill. Please bring your own water, energy bars and a high vis jacket if possible. Your support would be greatly appreciated!
A talk by Dr. Neville Hargreaves
Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of aviation is tougher than for any other form of transport – and emissions are growing fast. Neville is working with British Airways and others on an exciting project to build the UK’s first commercial sustainable jet-fuel plant. This will convert household waste into jet fuel – reducing greenhouse gases and converting hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste that would otherwise be incinerated or put into landfill. He will describe how the process works, what it can do for the environment present and future, and the many practical challenges of bringing a really big industrial project to fruition.
Tickets £4 from Blewbury Post Office, or on the door (if not sold out); drinks available from the bar. NOTE: Bohams Road is at the western end of Blewbury, off the A417. On entering the road, Clubhouse is first right turn. Do NOT go up the long hill!
Come and be inspired to act in ways that you can manage – both personal and collaborative actions. We’re having “World Cafe” style discussions where people can stay at one table as long as they want and then move on. The topics are: Food, Transport, Energy, Money, Getting Involved and there will also be a children’s action table.
We’re encouraging people to come up with something new that they can commit to ideally in each of these topics.
There will be tea and cake. All are welcome, including children.