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Annual General Meeting Wednesday 7th March 2018

Come along to the Oxford City Farm AGM Wednesday 7th March at 7pm

Florence Park Community Centre (small room), Cornwallis Road.

(Small room)

Come and hear about the success of the past year and our plans for the future

Find out how you can get involved including

· Work party volunteering

· Practical skills development sessions

· “Back office” volunteering opportunities and trustees positions

Everyone Welcome!

For more details see Facebook.com/Oxfordcityfarm

Bags of Help

Support Oxford City Farm with Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Support us to win the community grant scheme with Tesco Bags of Help and Groundwork during May and June 2017.

We need your help to secure the top prize of £4000 by using your blue token and choosing Oxford City Farm after every shop at Tesco. The 2nd place project will receive £2,000 and the 3rd placed project will receive £1,000.

The money will support the build of the outdoor kitchen and seating area with a cob oven and rocket stove. The project will offer you the chance to have fun and learn new skills by learning how build a clay oven, round wood timber frame building and create a wonderful new resource that will significantly improve your experience on Oxford City Farm. There will also be a covered space to take shelter and relax after your hard work.

Please share this news with your friends and family.

Stores where you can support us are:

Oxford City Centre

  • Oxford Magdalen Street Tesco Metro, OX1 3AD.
  • Oxford St Aldates Tesco Express
    75 St Aldate’s, OX1 1RA.

North Oxford

  • Banbury Road Tesco Express
    263 Banbury Road,  OX2 7HN.

East Oxford

  • London Road Tesco Express
    83a-85 London Road, OX3 9AJ.
  • Cowley Road Tesco Metro
    159-161 Cowley Road, OX4 1UT.
  • Oxford Superstore, Cowley
    7 Oxford Retail Park, OX4 6XJ.

South Oxford

  • Abingdon Road Tesco Express
    279 Abingdon Road, OX1 4TJ.

West Oxford

  • Botley Road Tesco Express
    12 Westway Shopping Centre, OX2 9LH.

Find your local Tesco store.

Fun on the Farm October 2017

Fun on the Farm October 2017

Funding won for Oxford City Farm

Oxford City Farm is delighted to have won an award from the Big Lottery Celebrate England Fund to run a ‘Fun on the Farm’ community event on Saturday 7th October this year. The focus for the day will be on celebrating all the work our volunteers, Steering Group and supporters have put into securing a wonderful new green space for the local community.

We have lots of fun food-related activities planned including bring-a-plate picnic, apple pressing, music, craft activities for kids and lots more! It will also be a great opportunity for local people to see the site and share their ideas about how the farm will develop. The funding will also help us to build two toilets for the site – which I am sure will be very welcome news for our volunteers! – as well as employing an Event Coordinator and Community Artist to help us organise and run a successful community event

We are going to be given the cheque from the Big Lottery Fund and a photographer is coming to the site on Saturday 11th February – we were apparently the last group/charity to be awarded funding from the Celebrate England pot so they are putting together a special press release about Oxford City Farm and the ‘Fun on the Farm Event’ which is great news!

Link to news on the Big Lottery Celebrate England website.

The Oxfam Team Building Day, July 2016

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On Thursday 28th July, 30 Oxfam staff came on a Team Building Day to help Hazel, Nick and Phil out at the Oxford City Farm site.

Everyone worked hard all afternoon clearing rubble, ragwort weeds and brambles. They also made a new wood chip path and watered our fruit trees and vegetable beds. The team were all superstars.

After a sporty game of rounders many enjoyed a well deserved glass of elderflower cordial or Community Orchard cider to round off the afternoon.

Thank you Team Oxfam!

If you would like to have a Team Building Day at Oxford City Farm please contact
volunteering@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk