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Aug
12
Sun
Meadow Mowing & Raking at Iffley Island @ Iffley Island
Aug 12 all-day
Meadow Mowing & Raking at Iffley Island @ Iffley Island | England | United Kingdom

A traditional OCV task for high summer: our regular cut of this SSSI by the Thames, on behalf of the Oxford Preservation Trust.

We’ll cut the sedge and reeds and rake the cuttings off so they won’t enrich the soil. The end result is beneficial to the wild flowers on the site, and, in particular, to the fritillaries hereabouts. If the sun shines this is one of the high-lights of the OCV calendar. As last year we’ll be using our set of Austrian Scythes

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 are welcome if 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 weekly task email for instructions).

Aug
18
Sat
Moth morning @ Farmoor Reservoir
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Moth morning @ Farmoor Reservoir  | Cumnor | England | United Kingdom

Come along to our moth morning identification and see what species are found at Farmoor and by the river Thames. No experience necessary, Tea/Coffee and good company provided!!

Repair Cafe by Circular Collective @ Makespace
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Repair Cafe by Circular Collective @ Makespace | England | United Kingdom

Community Repairs and Advice (Attempts)

Over a nice cup of tea or coffee. We also have cake! 🙂

Donations welcome!

Electrical, IT, mechanical and (hopefully) tool sharpening repairs for things like: laptops, iPods, lamps, drills, stereos, toys, blenders, tools, gardening tools, small furniture items, etc.

Help us to help you! Please bring all parts needed for testing such as: power cords, mains adaptors, CDs, remote controls, etc.

Want to come along to perform your own repairs? We’ve teamed up with EOF Hackspace who are making their hackspace and tools available for you to do so!

Please bear in mind that we can’t promise to repair. We will do our best to bring a second life to your items, and at least advise on alternative local repair options. You may wish to bring petty cash in case our volunteers suggest you purchase any specialised spare parts on the day and return to complete the repair.

Limited parking available on site and on Hayfield Road. Check parkopedia.co.uk for extra locations.

Event organised by local grassroots group The Oxford Circular Collective www.circularcollective.org/repaircafe

With support from The CAG Network, Oxfordshire County Councy, Oxford City Council and EOF Hackspace.

Aug
22
Wed
Build an LED Windmill @ The Mix, Wantage
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Build an LED Windmill @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Build an LED windmill

Wed 22nd August
Morning or afternoon sessions:
10am-12.30pm, 1pm-3.30pm
Get inspired to re-use end-of-life electricals by making yourself an LED windmill from the blades of a desk fan and the motor from a printer. Designing your light pattern, drilling and soldering.

£15 per person, suitable for age 10+, booking essential (places limited)
contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com

Aug
26
Sun
The Big Hay Rake @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington
Aug 26 all-day
The Big Hay Rake @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington | England | United Kingdom

We’ll be working with the determined group of locals who maintain this popular conservation area owned by the local parish council and situated between St. Mary’s Church and the river Cherwell. The job is to rake off the mown material from the yearly grass-cut. This is important to keep the fertility of the soil low and so encourage the rarer plants and wildflowers.

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 are welcome if 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!

Aug
29
Wed
Swap shop @ Centre 70,
Aug 29 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Swap shop @ Centre 70, | England | United Kingdom

Pass on items which are clean, safe and genuinely reusable, once you have finished with them. Everyone is welcome to bring things for reuse, or to take things away; you need not bring anything before you can take anything, for free. No money changes hands, although donations are always welcome.

This event is now held alongside our repair cafe, make sure you pop into both

Sep
10
Mon
Upholstery course @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Upholstery course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

8 sessions: 10th Sept, 8th Oct, 12th Nov, 10th Dec,
14th Jan, 11th Feb, 11th Mar, 1st Apr
Mondays 9.30am -2.30pm
starting 10th Sept

For those with some experience in upholstery, this course develops your upholstery techniques while working on your own projects.
With tutor Kate Powell.
For more info or to book contact Jo joharvey100@gmail.com / 07768 767787

Sep
11
Tue
SHARE Oxford Open Meeting @ Makespace
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SHARE Oxford Open Meeting @ Makespace | England | United Kingdom

The two volunteer coordinators have done a lot of groundwork, and are planning the next stage – preparing a soft launch. We  are now searching for members of the group and for people to make the service happen. If you fancy becoming a borrower voting member, applying your skills, sharing your knowledge or learning more about zero waste, the sharing or circular economy and putting it into practice, or simply getting to meet like-minded people – we need you on board. As much or as little time you can put in, our offer is flexible and can arrange for both daytime and evening / weekend opportunities.

Help us make this innovative project one that works for all – for our wellbeing, for the economy, for our pockets, and for the planet. Have a look at the agenda and our advertised roles, consider what you role you’d be interested in, and come along to our first Open General meeting :

Tuesday 11th September 18:30 – 20:00 @ Makespace Oxford – 1 Aristotle Lane, OX2 6TP.

If you come, you’ll be able to see where the Library is, what it’s like and what’s in it so far. Let us know you’re coming by emailing chair@shareoxford.org.

https://shareoxford.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/agenda-share-oxford-open-meeting-2018-09-111.pdf

Volunteer
Sep
14
Fri
Call of the Forest – The Hidden Wisdom of Trees @ Finstock Village Hall
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Call of the Forest - The Hidden Wisdom of Trees @ Finstock Village Hall | Finstock | England | United Kingdom

Visionary scientist.Diana Beresford-Kroeger opens our eyes to what is for many of us the unfamiliar world of the forest. Her journey goes from Japan to California and Ireland to Germany, meeting people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the great ancient species forests.
This film is being shown under licence to a maximum of thirty people, and entry is free. After the film there will be time for discussion.

Sep
15
Sat
Otter Ecology and Surveying @ RSPB Otmoor
Sep 15 all-day
Otter Ecology and Surveying @ RSPB Otmoor | England | United Kingdom

An introduction to the ecology of otters, covering their distribution, diet and behaviour. You will learn about key field signs to look out for and the methods used to survey for otters. See our website for more details.