Green flash 49: Autumn events

DRARA Green Flash No 49 Apples and more                                    

 AUTUMN APPLES AND MORE

Calendar of Events in and around Oxford

NB  Warneford Apple Day, planned for Sunday 5th October, has been cancelled.

WE ADVISE YOU TO CHECK ALL DATES AND TIMES BEFORE GOING

​Saturday, 4 October 2014
BITTEN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

12:00 am – 5:00 pm

Oxford Castle Quarter

New Road
Oxford
OX1 1AY

Oxford’s first ever street food festival…
On 4th October Bitten Oxford take over Oxford Castle Quarter, with an awesome line-up of street food. Come hungry, leave happy.  http://www.goodfoodoxford.org/

[Good Food Oxford is a new network for a better food system in Oxford, working together for healthy, fair, sustainable and tasty food. ]

Sunday, 5 October 2014
HOGACRE COMMON AND OXGROW HARVEST FESTIVAL

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hogacre Common   http://www.goodfoodoxford.org/events/hogacre-common-and-oxgrow-harvest-festival/
Off Whitehouse Road
Oxford OX1 4NA

Organised by: OxGrow
The Annual Hogacre Common Harvest Festival.

http://www.hogacrecommon.org.uk/

Sunday 5 October 2014
WOLVERCOTE APPLE DAY

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Wolvercote Community Orchard, just along from Trout pub car park (map)

Apples to taster and buy, Apple juice, Apple games, cakes, preserves, honey from the orchard bees, music, conker championship – come and enjoy an apply afternoon.

Oxford’s streetband, the Horns of Plenty, will be playing around 2.30 and again later on.

Wolvercote Farmers’ Market is open that morning from 10 – 1pm at the Primary School

http://www.wolvercote.org/Calendar.htm

Sunday 5 October 2014
AUTUMN WATER FESTIVAL

Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, OX14 4QZ

A celebration of Autumn, harvest, water and wetland landscapes at the Earth Trust – lots of family fun!

Just a few of the activities confirmed so far…

  • Sustainable water play (waterproofs and wellies are essential!)
  • Mini raft making competition, using natural materials from the area
  • Apple pressing
  • Rushlight making
  • Storytelling
  • Bug Man Adventure – go exploring on a spider and beetle walk
  • Cricket Bat willows display
  • Artist charcoal making and a charcoal graffiti board
  • Pumpkin hunt
  • Foraging walk and scavenger hunt
  • Sensory soft play area
  • River of Life display – photos showing how the project is progressing, plus artwork and poems from school projects

Didcot Fire Service will also be bringing a fire engine!

The Poem Tree Cafe will be open, plus there’ll be a hog roast from our Farm Step business Coopers Oxford Pork. There will also be live music from some of the members of local band Kismet, who are writing a special piece for the Festival.

 Cost:  Adults £5, Children £2, Family £12 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

This is event is part of our Introducing Water for Life project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/

 Saturday 11th October 2014
APPLE GIVEAWAY

10:45 am – 12:30pm  (all welcome to come take fruit)

Bullingdon Community Centre Swap Shop

Peat Moors, Headington
Oxford
OX3 7HS

Organised by: Abundance Oxford

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Friday 10th, Sat 11th & Sun 12th October 2014
APPLE WEEKEND AT WATERPERRY
10.30am to 4pm each day

Waterperry Gardens Garden Centre

Waterperry are well-known for their apples and this special weekend is the perfect celebration of our native fruit. Join free tours of the orchards and fruit sheds at 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm and taste numerous different apple and juice varieties. If you’re thinking of growing your own apple trees, this is a chance to try before you buy. Advice and information will be available too, along with the chance to get your own apples identified. There will be a free country food and craft fair in the glasshouse, an apple themed menu in the teashop, Miss H’s.  And you are invited to ake part in an Apple Anagram Adventure! (children are free but must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies). A great family day out.http://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk/

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Saturday, October 18 2014
BARRACKS LANE APPLE PRESSING AND AGM

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location
Barracks Lane Community Garden
Barracks Lane
Oxford
OX4 2AP

Organised by: Barracks Lane Community Garden

Bring your own apples to press for juice if you have them.  If not come along and press donated apples!  Come and hear more about how the garden runs and meet the trustees and staff at our AGM. All welcome.

 Sunday, October 19 2014

ABUNDANCE APPLE DAY

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hogacre Common
Off Whitehouse Road
Oxford
OX1 4NA

Abundance Oxford is a not-for-profit community harvesting, redistributing & preserving group. We harvest excess fruit & veg from back gardens across Oxford, redistribute it to community groups who want & need fruit, & organise skill-shares to preserve the rest of the fruit & care for the trees from which they came.  DRARA Green Flash No 49 Apples and more

The DRARA Environment Action Group aims to support practical ways of reducing energy use and promote environmentally friendly lifestyles.   For further information about the Environment Action Group, please contact: Anna on annaeden49@hotmail.com

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