Apr
22
Sat
Barracks Lane Open Garden @ Barracks Lane Community Garden
Apr 22 all-day
Barracks Lane  Open Garden @ Barracks Lane Community Garden

Saturday open garden days run from 1st April to the 28th October 2017. 11am – 4.00pm.   Gardening activities all day.

11am – 1pm Coffee, papers, chat and gardening.  Our large sandpit is open all day for younger visitors.

1 – 2pm You are welcome to bring a picnic or packed lunch and eat in the cabin or garden.

2 – 4pm Activities. You are also welcome to just enjoy being in the garden.

Spring afternoon programme

1 April            Exploring the garden, listen to birdsong, make a bird box

8 April            Musician Nick Cope in the cabin (this is our one Spring event that you do need a ticket for. See our website for details)

15 April         Teach your grandmother to suck eggs! Easter egg hunt and egg dying and painting

22 April         Seed planting and clay pot painting

29 April         Discovering plants in the garden. Designing our memory garden.

6 May            Setting up a neighbourhood action group

13 May          Stich and chat. Rug ragging and cushion making. Bring your own craft project.

20 May          Cowley past and present. Bring your photos of East Oxford and Cowley.

27 May          Plant and seed swap. Explore the garden.

Talking Shop @ Sandford
Apr 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.

Headington Cultivate Stop
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
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Headington Stop

 

We bring you local, ethical and delicious fresh produce every Saturday from our market stall at our Headington stop outside Barclays Bank. We work with local, growers, farmers and producers to collect the best food the county has to offer and bring it right to your local area. We stock fresh fruit and veg from a selection of local and organic farms, brownies from Barefoot Kitchen, apple juice from Waterperry gardens, organic, free-range eggs from FAI farms in Wytham and more. Come down and see what’s new this week.

Swapshop @ The Merry Bells Village Hall
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Bring useful stuff to give away. Find useful stuff to take away.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Apr 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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Didcot Freecycle/Swapshop @ Orchard Centre outside Sainsbury's, Didcot
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Regular freecycle/swapshop stall at Didcot Saturday market.

 

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East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market is a small, friendly local market which can provide the staples for your weekly shop, all from sources within 30 miles of Oxford: bread, eggs, milk, vegetables, cheese, various meats, refills for cleaning supplies – as well as a range of other products such as jewellery, clothing and secondhand books.

It has been running since August 2006, and is a non-profit making organisation, run by a committee and a group of volunteers.

We are passionate about the market and what it sells. We actively source food from within 30 miles of Oxford and encourage community stalls run by local residents. We also offer Fairtrade produce from further afield and try to make sure it comes to us by land or ship. Further details are available in our Market Manifesto.

The market has a cafe which runs each week selling delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and fair-trade teas and coffee. This is a lovely place to meet up and take a break from shopping.

Become a fan of the market on Facebook – see our East Oxford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

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Supporting Volunteers – Essential First Aid @ The Mix, Wantage
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Supporting Volunteers – Essential First Aid
This 3 hours course showing you the essential first aid consisting: communication and casualty care, looking after yourself and the casualty, resuscitation, treatments of severe bleeding, chest pain, choking and unconscious casualty.
Participants will receive a St John’s Ambulance certificate which is valid for 3 years.
FREE training for volunteers from local groups supported by Abingdon and Witney College, the SFA and ESF.
Booking essential.

Apr
23
Sun
South Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ South Oxford CC
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The South Oxford Farmers and Community Market is a weekly market selling ethically-produced local, seasonaland/or organic food and non-food goods. ‘Local’ means produced within a 30-mile radius of Oxford: ‘produced’ means containing a significant quantity of local ingredients and labour.The market is held in South Oxford Community Centre every Sundays from 9.30am to 12pm.

Making food shopping a much more personal experience!

Come this sunday and meet our vendors!

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Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 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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Summertown Cultivate Stop
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Summertown Stop

We bring you local, ethical and delicious fresh produce every week from our market stall at Summertown Farmers Market just outside the dew drop inn. We work with local, growers, farmers and producers to collect the best food the county has to offer and bring it right to your local area. We stock fresh fruit and veg from a selection of local and organic farms, brownies from Barefoot Kitchen, apple juice from Waterperry gardens, organic, free-range eggs from FAI farms in Wytham and more. Visit us to see what’s new this week.

Oxgrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Oxgrowoxgrow 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

OxGrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden, Oxford
Apr 23 @ 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.

 

Seed to Harvest @ The Mix, Wantage
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Better planning makes us all more likely to succeed in our aims, and deal with obstacles along the way.

This course combines established life coaching and career planning skills to help with making decisions about where we want to go, how to get there, know and grow our skills and stay motivated to succeed against all odds.

Pre-booking essential.

Session 1 of 6 – This course is supported by funding from Abingdon and Witney College, the SFA and ESF.

Apr
24
Mon
showing of ‘Tomorrow’ film by Sustainable Wantage @ Wildwood restaurant
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Community Action Group, Sustainable Wantage, are presenting an acclaimed feel-good documentary at Wildwood restaurant at 7.30pm on Monday 24th April. Already watched by over 1.5 million people, the film ‘Demain’ ( Tomorrow) tells the story of communities who have found positive ways to make their world a better place. Hailed as an international phenomenon, the film won France’s prestigious César Award for ‘Best Documentary’ in 2016.

Apr
25
Tue
Fix It Group at Bullingdon @ Headington, Oxford
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Apr
26
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

What’s going on at Sandford Hydro? @ Rose Hill Community Centre
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

What’s going on at Sandford? The biggest hydro scheme on the Thames is due to open this summer. Come and hear about it from the people who are making it happen.

Apr
27
Thu
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Apr 27 @ 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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Magdalen Road Cultivate Stop
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Magdalen Road Stop

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We bring you local, ethical and delicious fresh produce in our VegVan every Thursday at our East Oxford stop right outside the Rusty Bicycle. We work with local, growers, farmers and producers to collect the best food the county has to offer and bring it right to your local area. We stock fresh fruit and veg from a selection of local and organic farms, brownies from Barefoot Kitchen, apple juice from Waterperry gardens, organic, free-range eggs from FAI farms in Wytham and more. Come down and see what’s new this week.