Archive for August, 2012

TGiF – Everyday Mobility

August 31st, 2012

Sustainable Witney, Thursday 30 August

August 28th, 2012

Meet at 17, The Springs. More information on the blogpost.

Sustainable Witney meeting, this Thursday (30 August)

August 28th, 2012

Apologies for the late notice: Sustainable Witney’s committee are meeting at 6.30pm this Thursday (30 August). It will be at 17, The Springs, off Corn Street. There’s lots of exciting projects to discuss:

  • commissioning feasibility studies for a possible car club
  • planning when to have the AGM
  • thermal imaging comes to Witney this winter
  • and we finally have a date for our Refashion event! (more on that later)
  • plus! other stuff

… so do come along if you’d be interested in helping out. Many of these projects are already ongoing, so don’t feel you’re going to get volunteered for anything big if you do turn up! And new faces are always welcome.

TGiF – Snap

August 24th, 2012

The Sutro from luis peña on Vimeo.

The train to Spain is better than the plane

August 19th, 2012

How do you lead a sustainable life and still travel to other countries? Aviation is often the elephant in the room: people who work very hard to reduce their carbon footprint are tempted to turn a blind eye when it comes to foreign travel, partly because it seems as if there’s no alternative. There often is – it’s just not as well-known as the flying option.

» Read more: The train to Spain is better than the plane

TGiF – The Message

August 17th, 2012

An AEPDX Meeting from Juliet Zulu on Vimeo.

Insulating a catflap or similar

August 12th, 2012

What do you do once you’ve picked the low-hanging fruit of sustainable household improvement? Let’s say that (like us) you’ve already had your loft and cavity walls insulated, and all your windows are double-glazed. Where do you go next? The two main directions are: think big (replacement boiler or wood burner, triple glazing, solar water heating); or think small (changing habits, draught exclusion.)

» Read more: Insulating a catflap or similar

TGiF – Legacy

August 10th, 2012

Bridewell Organic Gardens open days in August and September

August 9th, 2012

Bridewell Organic Gardens (© quaintliving.com)


Bridewell Organic Gardens are on the far side of Wilcote from Witney. You might have seen their signs and garden walls, en route between Wilcote and North Leigh on the long, sweeping single-track road.

But have you ever thought about what they do? They’re a therapeutic gardening project: they offer worthwhile work opportunities, in a therapeutic setting, for those who need a combination of therapy, exercise and to make a valuable contribution while doing so; the majority of their referrals are from primary care trusts.

Because of their therapeutic status, the gardens aren’t often accessible to the public. But! you can go on one of their open days, which will be on Sundays 19 August and 9 September. That’s a week this Sunday; and the second Sunday in September.

If you’re free on one of those days, why not pop along to Bridewell gardens, and maybe bring back some locally produced organic wine, or even organic honey, in your panniers…?

Edible Gardens meet Tuesday 14 August

August 5th, 2012

This is just a quick reminder that the Edible Gardens group will be meeting on Tuesday 14 August, at 10.30am-12 noon. They meet at Cogges on the second Tuesday of every month.

Edible Gardens August meeting

August 5th, 2012

The Edible Gardens group are meeting at Cogges on Tuesday 14 August.

They meet the second Tuesday of every month. More information on the Edible Gardens website.

TGiF – Grass Root Racing

August 3rd, 2012

The Best Seat In The World TRAILER from The Best Seat In The World on Vimeo.