Archive for September, 2012

TGiF – Dinosaurs

September 28th, 2012

A visit and residential course at the Centre for Alternative Technology

September 26th, 2012
WISE Building

The WISE Building at the Centre for Alternative Technology

Since hearing from a friend who is doing her Masters there, and reading their Clean Slate magazine, I’ve wanted to visit the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), near Machynlleth in Wales. CAT is a world renowned eco-centre with interactive displays and practical examples of the following:

  • sustainable living
  • renewable energy
  • and organic gardening.

To make the most of my train trip to Machynlleth, 3 miles from CAT, I combined a visit with a three day residential course: “Introduction to renewable energy systems”.

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Eynsham swap shop, Baptist Church Hall

September 24th, 2012

Eynsham are holding a swap shop on Saturday 29th September. It runs from 10am to 12 noon, at the Baptist Church Hall, Lombard St OX29 4HT.

Much like the Sustainable Witney swap shops, Eynsham’s will provide a chance to either get rid of your own reusable items – which are no longer useful to you – and maybe pick up something of use that someone else doesn’t need. There’ll also be PAT testing, so electrical items are welcome.

TGiF – At the end of Summer…

September 21st, 2012

Oh Land: Nordic Fantasia on Nowness.com.

TGiF – In The Shed

September 14th, 2012

TGiF – Going My Way?

September 7th, 2012

Sustainable Witney AGM, The Fleece

September 6th, 2012

Sustainable Witney will be holding its AGM on Thursday 8 November from 6.30pm, in the back room at The Fleece on Church Green.

Along with committee elections, and a brief discussion of what we’ve done this year, our guest speaker will be Helen Osborne from the Barracks Lane garden project in Oxford. She’ll be talking about upcycling.

Sustainable Witney AGM, Thursday 8 November

September 6th, 2012

Sustainable Witney will be holding its AGM on Thursday 8 November from 7pm, in the back room at The Fleece on Church Green.

Along with committee elections, and a brief discussion of what we’ve done this year, our guest speaker will be Helen Osborne from the Barracks Lane garden project in Oxford. She’ll be talking about upcycling.

Put Thursday 8 November in your diaries now!

Edible Gardens, Tuesday 11 September

September 4th, 2012

The Edible Gardens group are meeting at Cogges on Tuesday 11 September, 10.30am–12 noon.

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

Local food, local solutions @ Horspath Village Hall

September 2nd, 2012

Are you interested in Local food? Are you looking for inspiration on how to take an idea forwards? Do you want to find out about other innovative ideas around local food from groups from across Oxfordshire? If the answer is yes then here’s just the thing to help you out.

a href=”http://www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk/”>Community Action Group (CAG) Oxfordshire,Oxfordshire Rural Community Council and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Association are delighted to invite you to attend an exciting networking event on Thursday 13th September from 7pm until 9pm at Horspath Village Hall focusing on local food.

(More information on this blogpost!)

Oxfordshire-wide local food initiative, Thursday 13 September

September 2nd, 2012

If you’re interested in growing and sourcing food locally, but aren’t sure what the next steps might be: there’s a county-wide meeting to share information, sources and skills on local food, taking place on Thursday 13 September in Horspath Village Hall, 7pm–9pm.

There will be a range of speakers, talking about the selling, purchasing, and growing of local food, and how to educate about it. There will also be opportunities for you to link up with existing groups focussed on local food, who will be there to share information and expertise with new groups or individuals who want to get started.

This meeting is organized by Community Action Group (CAG) Oxfordshire,Oxfordshire Rural Community Council and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Association. If you want to know more about similar events in future, you should subscribe to The Key, CAG Oxfordshire’s newsletter.