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!”