AUTUMN FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES AND LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

Come and help us celebrate Autumn and the harvest down on the Farm.

This is a FREE family friendly event with music, farm animals, stalls, face painting, apple pressing, pumpkins and honey for sale and lots, lots more…..

This year we are bigging up the BEES – with a bee information trail and quiz.

There’s going to be lots of great MUSIC from theThe Dead Beat Apostles Band of Hope,Les Clochards, Oxford Ukuleles and the  Sea Green Singers.

There will be YUMMY FOOD from Taste Tibet, Waste 2 Taste, Pizza Midwife and Coopers BBQ and the Jolly Postboy’s BAR as well as the tasty treats at the City Farm tea tent.

PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE to the event – there is no parking on site and very limited on street parking – PLEASE BUS IT, WALK IT AND BIKE IT

ENTRANCE – is at the Iffley Rd end of Cornwallis Rd OX4 3NH.

NO DOGS – apart from assistance dogs.

For more INFORMATION, if you would like to VOLUNTEER at the event  or if you could bake us a cake to sell at the tea tent please contact sally@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk.

You will find the full programme on our Facebook page

The event is being supported by  

Please help us REDUCE WASTE AND COST by bringing your own cup, plate and cutlery and taking your rubbish home with you.

   

 

Trustee opportunities at Oxford City Farm

 

 We have exciting opportunities at trustee level at Oxford City Farm.

Are you passionate about local food, building community and improving health and well being? Do you have the time, energy and enthusiasm to help ensure that this dynamic local charity continues to thrive?

We are at point of growth and transition as we develop capacity to expand our work with the community. We are seeking experienced and highly motivated individuals with the skills and commitment to support the delivery of our mission.

In this recruitment round we are particularly seeking to recruit a new Treasurer, plus trustees with skills and experience in the following areas: PR and marketing, Community Business development, HR and Policy.

Individual role descriptions are available.

However if  you have interest in supporting the charity at Trustee level and have experience in other areas, we would also be interested in hearing from you.

For role descriptions and further information  please Email info@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk

Closing date for current recruitment round: 21st August 2018

Garlic Plaiting at July work party

Community Grower’s log 10th July

Summer is here in full effect! Thanks to our amazing volunteers on our monthly Saturday Site Development days  and the Community Payback teams we have mown the meadow and are keeping the encroaching brambles at bay.  We’ve also managed to largely keep in check the poisonous ragwort that keeps popping up all over the farm.

Our mains water, electricity and communications are nearly connected, a big “thank you!” for all your crowdfunder donations last year and to everyone who has helped with the practical work. The trenching and utilities shed are nearly finished. Having a water supply on site will mean we can irrigate properly, build flushing toilets and have a kitchen area for cooking up tasty food from our produce where we can clean our veg and even wash up! Electricity will mean we can set up our onsite office, have lights on site and use power tools to build new infrastructure. One big thing to celebrate is that we recently got our planning permission to build a toilet block with handwash, install a container office and build an outdoor kitchen/shelter. This will mean we will be able to work with more groups from schools and other organisations on site all year round.

The harvests are starting- please come along to our July 14th Site development day and take away some potatoes, garlic, cucumbers and tasty flowers and leaves. Some of the pumpkins are already enormous!

During our Volunteer Skills sessions and Community Payback days we’ve built two new picnic benches- upcycled from old futon bases donated by a neighbour and set up two new rainwater harvesters from the children’s playhouse and welcome shed rooves.

The bees have been really busy! They have been prolific in fact, and we’ve harvested two lots of honey. Jars will be available at the farm on Saturday and at the Autumn Festival. It tastes amazing!

We’ve been hosting Volunteer Gardening Skills Sessions and the programme for the rest of July is-
If you’d like to come please book your place via the events section of this website or Oxford City Farm facebook page.
Thanks for all your support and if you haven’t visited yet please do come along on Saturday 14th July, Saturday 8th September to a site development day (10-2pm) or to our Autumn Festival on Saturday 6th October. We will be having a much needed break in August!
If you’d like to help with watering, site development or maintenance please e-mail phil@oxfordcityfarm.org.uk
“Gerr on ourrr land!”

 

Keep Oxford City Farming

Oxford City Farm’s charitable work is dependent on the generous support of people in our community and this week we are launching a regular giving campaign with our new look banner:

Banner of Keep Oxford City Farming campaign

The launch coincides with the start of Small Charities Week, run by Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), which aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector.

We are committed to the Farm being a free-to-access community green space where people can come to learn how to grow food, care for animals and cook and eat together. Regular donations will allow us to expand our charitable work providing nourishing educational and supportive services to our community.

They will help support:

  • Our volunteering days, which provide opportunities for people to meet, make connections and have a share of the produce grown on the farm
  • Free skills workshops helping local people to learn new skills in growing food and small-scale building
  • Our work in schools providing learning opportunities inspiring healthy food choices and care for the environment, animals and each other
  • Our work with partner organisations to support vulnerable, isolated and marginalized people
  • Help us run events to bring whole community together to have a fun and enjoyable experience on the Farm
  • Move towards opening the Farm to the public

We will be launching the campaign this weekend at our stall at Flofest, Florence Park, Saturday 16th June (11am-4pm) – please come along and say hello!

The City Farm’s fundraising team say

We are absolutely committed to keeping the Farm a space that is accessible to the whole community. We have been successful in raising grants and crowd funding for some of our larger projects, but to meet the farm’s essential core running costs we are seeking regular donations from our supporters. Regular donations enable us to plan work into the future and also help us access money from other funders. Our charitable work is dependent on the generous support of our community. Even a small regular donation will make a huge difference to our work.

Set up a regular donation

Small Charities Week

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Small Charity Week is run by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), who with the support of partner organisations ensure the work of small charities is recognised and celebrated.

For more information visit: http://smallcharityweek.com.