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Dec
13
Thu
Basic Edible Horticulture: Seed to Harvest (two evenings) @ TBA
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm
Basic Edible Horticulture: Seed to Harvest (two evenings) @ TBA | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Do you want to start growing your own food at home or work?

Come and learn how to sow and grow your own edibles.

This course will cover sowing, planting out, watering, pests, soil health, companion planting, harvesting and seed saving.

This course will be held over two evenings on March 13 & 20, from 6:30-9pm each evening.

Dec
16
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant
Dec 16 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance @ Aston Rowant | Stokenchurch | England | United Kingdom

Our final visit of the year to a favourite site on the cusp of the Chilterns managed by Natural England. It’s more likely than not that we’ll be working either in the woods or on the grassland slopes. Exact details of the day’s work will be posted in the weekly email, so make sure you’re on the OCV mailing list! Once again, we’re always looking for volunteers who might lead tasks, indeed without leaders we couldn’t keep going, so if you’re interested contact Phil Hunter via tasks@ocv.org.uk . An Aston Rowant task is a great way to start. You’ll be under the guidance of one of the reserve’s wardens – Mick or Stephanie. Any of our current leaders will be happy to help you get started by doubling up on a task to show you the ropes.

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 website or OCV weekly email for exact location).

Dec
18
Tue
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford | Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Bring it along to the friendly Fix It group at Bullingdon Community Centre, every Tuesday 10-12 noon (except school holidays) and we’ll have at helping you fix it or do it for you if we can. Free drinks and biscuits as well.

Phone 07792491350 for more details.

Dec
19
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Dec 19 @ 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

Make a Christmas flower arrangement: a workshop for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make a Christmas flower arrangement: a workshop for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Create a flower arrangement using seasonal foliage.
Learn the basic principles of arranging and take home
your own table creation ready for Christmas Day!

Dec
20
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Dec 20 @ 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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Dec
21
Fri
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Dec 21 @ 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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Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Dec 21 @ 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!

 

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Dec
22
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Talking Shop’s Market & Cafe

We sell delicious local produce and run a great cafe every Saturday morning from 9am to midday in the Village Hall, Sandford-on-Thames.

The Saturday Market & Cafe was started as a fundraiser and as an opportunity to investigate the market, to work with and to build up a team of volunteers and to learn about running a shop of sorts.

The Market is run completely by volunteers – we have a pool of about 60 people involved and about 15 work on any Saturday morning to run the market.

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  • Newspapers
  • Fantastic fruit & veg, grown without chemicals, from Ashtrees Farm in Benson
  • Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
  • Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
  • Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
  • Great English cheeses
  • Yoghurt from Woodlands Dairy in the Cotswolds
  • Butter from Netherend Farm

Guest Pitches

We have space for several additional guest pitches. We charge a £10 pitch fee, you keep your takings. We’re always excited to invite new people to join us. If you are an independent local producer, professional or not, and you are interested in selling through the market please do get in touch – email on orders.talkingshop@gmail.com or call on 01865 774661.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 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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