PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2018
Indoor meetings are held in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Church Street, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NT, on the first Wednesday of the month and start at 7.30pm.
Members £1, visitors £3.
Outdoor visits start at 7pm.
February 7th Permaculture
Rachel Hammond from Incredible Edibles Oxford, will explain the theory behind permaculture, and how we can practice it in our garden or allotment.
March 7th Wildflowers of the Cotswolds
Craig Blackwell is the retired county ecologist for Oxfordshire, and will show us what we can see on our walks in the area.
April 4th Visit to Batsford Arboretum
We will be shown the delights of spring on this tour of our local arboretum. Meet by 6pm. Must book; see contact page.
May 2nd Visit to Charlbury Solar Farm
A chance to visit this 20 acre community-owned solar farm, where there are 25 acres of hedgerows, wildflower meadows, orchard and beehives.
June 6th Visit to Long Mead Orchard and Water Meadow, Eynsham
A visit to this community orchard of local and old apple varieties alongside The Thames and Swinford’s Toll Bridge.
July 4th Visit to Chadlington Kitchen Garden
After our informative talk from the creators of this community market garden last year, we have a chance to see it for ourselves. Refreshments at a members garden nearby.
August 1st Visit to a garden in Great Rollright
A newly created permaculture garden, where we can see the principles in action. Refreshments will be served in a member’s garden next door.
September 5th Visit to a member’s vegetable plot in Chipping Norton
Roger & Anuk’s plot is now registered as organic, where they grow a range of fruit and vegetables, whilst maintaining soil cover with the aid of green manures and permaculture techniques.
October 3rd Using Green Manures & No-Dig Techniques
A group discussion on the successes or failures we have had using green manures and no-dig techniques after recent talks on these subjects. Preceded by a short AGM.
November 7th The Evenlode Catchment Area
Anne Millar, a trustee of Wild Oxfordshire, will tell us about our local rivers, their water quality and those trying to conserve them.
December 5th Fruits & Nuts
Our eating meeting to round off the year. Free entry to those who bring some food to share. Plus opportunity to swap spare seeds.