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Zero waste pop-up shop and Clothes Swap – SHARE Oxford @ Makespace Oxford
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Zero waste pop-up shop and Clothes Swap - SHARE Oxford @ Makespace Oxford | England | United Kingdom

The big waste-saving event of 2019 from SHARE Oxford!

Join us for a mini-extravaganza of waste-reduction opportunities

– Scoop zero waste pop-up shop: bring your containers and stock up on all your dry foods, detergents etc without the single-use packaging (full stock list here: http://www.scoopzerowaste.co.uk/products/)
– Clothes Swap: Revamp your wardrobe! Bring up to 5 items of good-quality men’s or women’s clothing and take away some “new” ones. More info coming soon.
– Library of Things: Our Library will be open so you can find out how we can help you to reduce consumption by borrowing instead of buying all those things you will rarely use. Read more at www.shareoxford.org or browse the catalogue at https://shareoxford.myturn.com/library/
– Home-baked goodies made from surplus ingredients courtesy of Oxford Food Bank.

Photo credits: Oxford Mail; The Guardian; Scoop Zero Waste; Oxford Food Bank

OxGrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden, Oxford
Sep 22 @ 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.


Mosaic course @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mosaic course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn how to turn recycled, pre-loved crockery into beautiful mosaics in this 5 week evening course.
5 Sessions: 23rd, 30th September & 7th, 14th, 21st October.

Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Sep 25 @ 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

Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Sep 27 @ 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!




Letcombe Brook Bat Walk @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letcombe Brook Bat Walk @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Join us for a first Letcombe Brook Bat Walk!
We will be exploring the banks of Letcombe Brook at night to see what creatures use it after dark. Wear warm waterproof clothing and walking boots or similar. Distance 1mile max, minimum age 7 yrs.
Booking essential and as bat activity is very weather dependent no guarantees can be made!
Meeting at The Mix at 7pm, finishing back at the Mix
for hot drinks and biscuits.

Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon Celebration and AGM @ Rose Hill Community Centre
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon Celebration and AGM @ Rose Hill Community Centre | Oxford | United Kingdom

Fighting climate change is like running a marathon! We’ve tried to address all the One Planet Living principles over the past year. Come and hear what we’re doing – from tree planting to house insulation and supporting green energy
Guest Speakers: Julian Cooper (OCC) on tree planting in late November
Adriano Figueiredo (Low Carbon Hub) on local energy for the new flats at The Oval

Let’s Talk about Climate – series of 6 FREE interactive workshops for 15-19yr olds [Ox Uni Museum of Natural History] @ Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

At Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Every Saturday from 10am – 1pm between 14th September and 2nd November 2019

Climate change is in the news every day and Let’s Talk About Climate is a chance to review the evidence first hand, talk to the experts and respond. Over six interactive workshops learn about the science of climate change, think about the how to solve the problem, and work out how to pass on your own message to influence decisions made at individual, local and national levels.

Workshops are free and lunch is provided.

Suggested participant age 15 to 19 years (interest in science handy but not essential).

Don’t worry if you can’t make all six workshops.

For more information and to book places please contact sarah.lloyd@oum.ox.ac.uk


More info on the workshop website: https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/lets-talk-about-climate


TVERC Autumn Recorders’ Conference @ Oracle 520
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
TVERC Autumn Recorders' Conference @ Oracle 520 | Reading | United Kingdom

Join us for a day of talks, workshops and updates on biological recording. A great opportunity to meet other local naturalists and share news. There will also be a wildlife bookstall and space for groups to bring displays.
£10 for students/volunteer recorders and £18 corporate/professional rate, includes lunch and refreshments.

Upcycle your T-shirts! @ The Mix, Wantage
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upcycle your T-shirts! @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Find out how to make:
no-sew bags
yoga style skirts for girls
turban style head bands
make up remover pads
children’s dress-up cape
and t-shirt yarn.

Pop in with your old t-shirts, or use some from our collection.

This workshop is supported by funding from Oxfordshire County Council to help reduce textile waste. If your t-shirts are no longer wearable come and find out what else
they could become!