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Aug
25
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Grass Rake @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington
Aug 25 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Grass Rake @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington @ St Marys Fields, Kidlington | England | United Kingdom

As last summer, 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. It will be hard, but straightforward work and important for biodiversity. It’s a big site, and a big task, but if previous years are anything to go by the provision of generous, high quality, home-made cake rations will help.

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.

Sep
1
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Meadow Cut & Rake @ Cuxham @ Cuxham
Sep 1 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Meadow Cut & Rake @ Cuxham @ Cuxham | Cuxham | England | United Kingdom

In the summer of 2017 we helped the residents of Cuxham take the first steps to establish a new wild flower meadow in their village. Today we’ll return to mow and rake the meadow for the third time. It’s a good size, but mainly level ground and with grasses rather than reeds and sedge (unlike Iffley island), so today’s task is likely to be a lot closer to the genuine experience of traditional scythe mowing. Everything that we cut needs to be raked off the meadow, so there’ll be a lot to do before we can resort to the local pub (The Half Moon, and some excellent complimentary pizza).

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.

Sep
5
Thu
Waste Collaborate (Autumn 2019) @ Makespace Oxford
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Waste Collaborate (Autumn 2019) @ Makespace Oxford | England | United Kingdom

The Waste Collaborate meeting is an opportunity for Community Action Groups (CAGs) working on the theme of Waste to meet up, share and find ways of working together.

The meeting is open to members of the CAG network, as well as other associated, like-minded groups and organisations. We also moderate theme mailing lists for CAGs to communicate with each other between meetings.

As a large network spread across the county, the meetings are an important chance for CAGs to:

  • Discover more about other groups’ activities and achievements
  • Share knowledge and skills
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative projects and funding bids
  • Gain advice and support from The CAG Project staff and other members
  • Network and socialise with other members

Meetings are held biannually across a range of themes – please see our page on Collaborate Groups for more details on next meetings of all the groups.

If you are a member of a group wishing to take part in this meeting then please get in touch with The CAG Project staff team: info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk

If you’re attending, please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility requirements, or if you aren’t sure how best to travel to the venue. Email us info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk and we’ll do our very best to help.

Sep
7
Sat
Go with the grain: Pallet upcycling workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Go with the grain: Pallet upcycling workshop @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

First Saturday of each month
2 – 5pm
Learn DIY skills while upcycling pallets; measuring, sawing and drilling
to construct items such as spice racks and planters.
£12 per session

To book contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com