News and Announcements

Bring the Carnival to Hogacre!

E-mail sent by Member 1b5eeb2, Saturday, 4th July 2015 @ 1:12pm

Hi Folks!

Tomorrow the sun will rise and shine on another glorious OxGrow Sunday - oh yes, and apparently there's also a little shindig taking place on the Cowley Road... the Carnival will doubtless be top of many people's to-do lists, and the cafe will be closed as a result, but do please also swing by Hogacre, and bring some of the festive summer spirit with you! It may be a work party, but it is also - and first and foremost - a party!

In that vein, next Sunday (12th) there will be an informal 'Summer Social' following the work session, where anyone and everyone can chew the fat (and cake), drink copious amounts of tea, and hobnob about the past, present, and future of OxGrow...we'd love to see lots of you there and hear a wide range of views...

Wednesday evening sessions are also continuing, and hopefully provide a relaxed alternative to the Sunday regimen; bring picnics and drinks and chill out in the garden as afternoon fades into dusk...
So, be it tomorrow, or any coming Sunday or Wednesday, come and garden and socialise and be happy!
Peace and love and carnivalesque benedictions from everyone at Hogacre

The Long and the Short of It

E-mail sent by Member 1b5eeb2, Saturday, 27th June 2015 @ 10:49am

Hello one & all! We are now officially one week into summer, and so here's a message as short as the days are long, to remind you all that as always we'll be having our Sunday work party tomorrow from 1-5 PM (or perhaps a little longer), with plenty of rewarding tasks to get stuck into, and the ever-welcoming cafe in our midst to provide for all your needs in the cake department.

So whether it's the work or the party side of the 'work party' equation that attracts you more, come one come all and enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful and thriving precincts of Hogacre Common!

Love and peace and blessings,

Pete & everyone at OxGrow

Upcoming events:

28th June (Sun): 12-6pm Biodiversity Day
4th October (Sun): 12-6pm Harvest Festival
18th October (Sun): 12-6pm Abundance Apple Festival



Solstices, Poultices, and Midsummer Daydreams

E-mail sent by Member 1b5eeb2, Thursday, 18th June 2015 @ 1:57pm

Hello one and all! Please ignore the titlel: the poultices are only there to (almost) rhyme with solstice – though if anyone has the desire and the expertise to concoct poultices, compresses, or other medications from the fruits of Hogacre, you are always welcome…

Half-rhymes aside, midsummer is upon us, so come down to Oxgrow and enjoy at least part of the longest day, before the nymphs and sprites and pixies come out to frolic in the shortest night and cast their spells on the sleepless spinach and potatoes; thistles and chamomile need to be teased out from among the young veg, and everything will be grateful for a long drink of water and some tidying. Meanwhile, the doors of the café on our lap beckon with the enticing smell of coffee and cake and delicious lunches – and precedent suggests that there will be a few tasty freebies on our very own outdoor table… On that note, there are oodles of beans and herbs simply crying out to be translated to mouthwatering culinary afterlives, so come and make the most of the bounty before the blackfly do the job for us!

Hogacre is looking utterly gorgeous at the moment, and, although we may have had an afterhours helping hand from our elfin comrades now and again, this is mostly the result of all the hard work and enthusiasm of the ever-expanding OxGrow community; perhaps this is a good moment, therefore, to say an enormous thankyou to every one of you, and wish a fond farewell to all those whose stints in Oxford have come to an end and are moving on to pastures and gardens new; haste ye back! As for anyone who’s been umming and ahhing about coming down, make this Sunday the day – it’s never too early or too late, and we love to see new faces!

Sunday also sees the culmination of Refugee Week (https://www.facebook.com/events/1622617037955594/) in partnership with Low Carbon Week Oxford), so make celebrating and enhancing community solidarity yet another reason to swing by!

Whether looking for fun in the sun or with serious horticultural business in mind, come one & come all for the last work party before the earth begins to tilt back south and the evenings start to shrink!

Love and peace and midsummer blessings

Upcoming events:

19th-21st June: Tandem Festival (at Hill End)

28th June (Sun): 12-6pm Biodiversity Day
4th October (Sun): 12-6pm Harvest Festival
18th October (Sun): 12-6pm Abundance Apple Festival



Newsletter's been down; but plants are on the up and up!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Friday, 12th June 2015 @ 11:37am

Happy Friday, Folks!

Hope all's been well as Spring rounds out (I know, I know, there's hardly been any decent weather) and we welcome Summer (in just 9 days, if you can believe it!).

Sorry correspondence via email has been scant. As for many of you, end of University term and increasing workloads in the office have kept many of us OxGrow'ers off the newsletter. To rectify, a concise message loaded with exhilarating, fulifilling, etc. activities.

Aigh, coming up!:
Sunday the 14th, 1-5pm: OxGrow garden party! Part of Low Carbon Week, Oxford!
Wednesday the 17th, 5pm-sunset: Work session in the garden
Sunday 14th-Sunday 21st: Oxford's Refugee Week (schedule of events attached)
Sunday 21st, noon-5pm: Refugee Week celebrates a full week of community solidarity in the garden with OxGrow (https://www.facebook.com/events/1622617037955594/) (Again, in partnership with Low Carbon Week, Oxford!)

Hope these events are of interest to you. Would love to see some new faces down in the garden. Until then...

Ever committed to nourishing our community,


3 for 1!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Friday, 22nd May 2015 @ 2:48pm

Afternoon all!

A quick note to share three things of interest:

1. A pizza party tonight (Friday). 

Will of Will's Deli, Vaults and Garden, Alpha Bar, the QEH Cafe, and presumably other places where great food is served, has extended a special invite to OxGrower's for an event he's hosting tonight. At 15 Woodstock Road (Will's Deli) there'll be free servings of seasonal pizza (beginning 6pm) and a conversation with Satish Kumar - an ecologist from Resurgance. 

2. Sunday Garden Party this Sunday in the garden! 
From 1-5pm. Come early for some grub prepared by the Hogacre Cafe.

3. Wednesday post-work garden therapy

From 5-8pm - for all of those interested in releasing a bit of stress and enjoying the soil in your hands while a halo illuminates your farmer soul at sunset. Wouldn't want to miss out on that!

See ya when you're feeling in the mood!
Ever committed to nourishing our community,


The Week Ahead

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 9th May 2015 @ 12:44pm

Rain, wind, sun, and sleet!

We've had it all this week. 

Come enjoy more weather of some unpredictable variety tomorrow (Sunday) for another garden session from 1-5pm. ((We'll be joined in the garden by Oxford's LGBTQ Soc)) As was the case last week, the Hogacre Cafe will be up and running from noon. If the downpour/heatwave scared you off for the re-opening, give it another go tomorrow!

There will be Wednesday evening session this week as well for all who are interested in a bit of post-work relaxation. Come down from 5pm-sunset!

This Sunday and at next Wednesday's garden session (from 5pm-sundown) we'll be:
+Sow poached egg plants around gooseberries as they attract hoverflies which eat gooseberry sawflies
+Creating foundation for a new Forest Garden
+Introducing folks to our newly built worm composter
+Making a trellis where the peas have been planted
+De-constructing our falling-apart plastic bottle greenhouse
+Prepping the grounds for erecting our polytunnels
+Putting signs on the beds so we know what green sprout is what
+++And doing loads more sowing, watering, and weeding

Read on for other events of interest and an opportunity to represent OxGrow at Corpus Christi's Tortoise Fair! 

Ever committed to growing our community,


Hogacre campout (tonight!) and opening of the Cafe (Sunday)!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Friday, 1st May 2015 @ 12:43pm

Happy May Day, All!

Get your rest in the next couple hours if you spent last night and this morning revelling in the chorus-soaked celebrations on this fine May day. Tonight, the celebrations continue at Hogacre! Join us on the Common from 7:30pm tonight (Friday) into the early morning of 2nd May (Saturday) for a springtime exploration of Hogacre's diverse flora and fauna. We will be running moth traps (a bright light to attract moths) overnight, followed by a walk around Hogacre to listen to (and try to identify) birds singing in the dawn chorus on Saturday morning. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/446868182160217/

On Sunday, we'll have an extended session in the garden - from noon until 5pm - to coincide with the re-opening of Hogacre Cafe. What a day! Come down early, grab a coffee/juice/Earl Grey + a mouth-watering homemade meal from Beth and Rose (our new cafe managers!) and welcome the flows of folks visting Hogacre for the first time. OxGrow is open to all - for a quick visit as customers drop off their food scraps in the compost or to learn a bit about what we do; or for the budding greenfinger who just needs a bit of encourangement to get involved long-term. We hope you enjoy and contribute to the energetic community space that'll be vibing on Sunday.

A quick note to ask that we respect the cafe kitchen space as Beth and Rose kick off this Sunday! Please don't walk through the kitchen as we normally would to avoid disrupting their flow (it's a small workspace!) and to avoid tarnishing the cafe's hygeine rating. If you need anything, just ask through the serving window. 

This Sunday and at next Wednesday's garden session (from 5pm-sundown) we'll be:
+Installing the solitary beehive
+Introducing folks to our newly built worm composter
+De-constructing our falling-apart plastic bottle greenhouse
+Prepping the grounds for erecting our polytunnels
+Putting signs on the beds so we know what green sprout is what
+++And doing loads more sowing, watering, and weeding

Looking forward to meeting new volunteers and visitors in the next days,
Ever committed to growing our community,


Oh, what a week it was (and will be)!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 25th April 2015 @ 10:57am

Spring has certainly sprung at OxGrow!

The garden is flourishing like no time in recent memory. We've loads of activity on and'd be happy for new folks to come along to our sun-soaked volunteer sessions to pick up some projects.

After a successfully productive and meditative inaugural Wednesday session, we're pleased to share that we'll have another gardening session next Wednesday beginning 5pm and ending when the sun goes down. Thinking about making a meal on our new outdoor stovetop - so do come along as we experiment!

Before that session, we have another scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) from 1-5pm. Come down to partake in an array of activity including: 

+Installing a worm composting system

+Setting up a solitary bee hive

+Writing upcoming events on our newly erected 'welcome board' (pictured below - thanks to Meg and Luke for setting this up!)

+Introducing Joe, our recently appointed garden co-ordinator who brings loads of permaculture expertise and enthusiasm to our community space!

+Harvesting more veg for your kitchens. Brought leeks, purple sprouting, and mustard greens home this week - cooked up some tasty omlettes and pad thai

Hope you can join in the bounty sometime soon!

There are a load of exciting OxGrow-relevant announcments following this section of the email, including the launch of the food surplus cafe, today, from noon. Just a few last things before we sign off to say:

Marta, OxGrow treasurer extraordinaire, is in Leeds as we type, collecting £2,500 from the Think Bigger fund that we applied for and were awarded recently. Celebrations to follow as we fund the next big projects on our horizon.

To continue our winning streak, we were just awarded £150 worth of tools from Bulldog Tools Garden Club for submitting one of the best Big Dig photo sets in a nation-wide competition. Good 'un!

Last Saturday, Directors and Friends of Hogacre installed a new beehive and extracted honey. Stay tuned for updates on the next beekeeping session (or email us (mail@oxgrow.org) to express interest ahead of time).

That'll have to do for now. Enjoy the event registry below!

See you in the soil soon,
Your devoted OxGrow

The OxGrow moving team!

We're relaunching Wednesday Garden Parties!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 18th April 2015 @ 11:04am

You heard that right!

Beginning this coming Wednesday, the 22nd of April, OxGrow'll be up and running from 5pm until our weary bodies are ready to retire for the evening (usually around 8, just before sunset). As in the past, Wednesday sessions are valued in OxGrow because there is significantly more work that needs to be completed in the spring and summer months, and it also allows individuals/families/groups more flexibility to come to the gaden (i.e. it doesn't overlap with religious services and other activities on Sundays and takes place after most full- and part-time individuals' workdays are over). Come along!

We'll also continue running Sunday sessions. Join us in the garden tomorrow (Sunday 19th) beginning 1pm. We'll be: planting purple potatoes; labeling the heritage seeds we sowed last week; preparing to raise two polytunnels (all parts have arrived! please help carry bits over the bridge when you come down tomorrow (including all of the pallets)); more Harvest Patch planting (turnips and swedes); and many empty beds that we'd like YOU to take the lead on preparing and planting (others will, of course, maintain the beds down the line). If any of this strikes a chord and you'd like to participate, please come help transform the space into an even more beautiful, magical green plot. 

And a final note before we move onto the additional sections below:
 STUDENTS AT OXFORD UNI COLLEGES: do have a quick look around your college websites, have a word with someone in the Bursar's Office, or approach your JCR, M/GCR, SCR to see if there's any money laying around that could be allocated to OxGrow's continued development. We have a number of projects that we hope to fund (more raised beds, a new herb spiral, a wooden gazebo, perhaps a firepit and other experimental structures) that we'd like to get around to this season. Magdalen, St. John's, and other rich colleges have been great givers in the past...the more modest among them may still be generous as well. Let us know of any possibilities and if we can help in supporting any application, however (in)formal. Many thanks!

Hoping to tend the land with you sometime soon,
Your devoted OxGrow

It's the most wonderful time of the year (sunscreen season).

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 11th April 2015 @ 1:38pm

Studies (and many caring parents) suggest you get 15 minutes of sun every day in order that your body produces a healthy amount of Vitamin D. OxGrow recommends three hours of responsible exposure once a week. Come to the garden tomorrow (Sunday) from 1-4pm with sunscreen in tow for a productive and fun day on Hogacre Common!

There'll be a bounty of baked goods, smattering of seeds, and trove of tools waiting for each of you. And if that's not enough to encourage you, consider the glowing review we received after submitting photos from our Big Dig to the project's national office [thanks to our guests from Coventry Community Garden for taking many of these shots]:

"Hi Andonis. What a stunning set of photos. Thank you so much for them. I’ve tried to just pick the best ones but there are just so many! Anyway, the Big Dig Flickr site will be proudly showing them off shortly...In the meantime, an Organic Gardening Voucher is heading your way for the most stunning set of photos ever submitted by a Big Dig project!
Best, Clare"

There ya have it. Hope to see ya soon!

Your green gurus,

"But how will they grow without us??"

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 4th April 2015 @ 7:00pm

A question that many parents struggle with for years. At OxGrow, our philosophy is that you oughtta provide the basics (seeds in well-prepared and -tended soil) and let the hospitable British climate do the rest. 

This to say that OxGrow is taking something of a break tomorrow for Easter Sunday. In practice, Judy will be in the garden from 1pm if anyone would like to join for a minimalist session (i.e., no pavilion, open garage, or other filigree - just you, your hands, and the land). 

If not tomorrow, see you in the coming weeks for more rip-roaring seed sowing sessions.

Scattering wild flowers and abundance,
Team OxGrow


***Announcements follow, including the job posting. Applications due in 4 days on Wednesday 8th!***

We were made for tomorrow.

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 28th March 2015 @ 2:02pm

Really. Daylight savings strikes again in 11 hours (at 1am on Sunday) and the clocks'll hop forward an hour to accommodate our agrarian lifestyles. 

In order to show our appreciation for the hard working people who mind the world's clocks (and to revel in the ever-brightening evening skies) we'll run an extra hour tomorrow (Sunday) from 1.00-5.00pm. Come along whenever you'd like. Word on the street is that some browning bananas'll be transformed into a tasty sweet bread for all y'all. (And there'll be 6 varieties of home-sprouted seeds for ya to sample.)

Until then, enjoy our photoset from last Sunday's very successful Big Dig (access here on FB: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.991953707488981&type=1) and have a look at the additional sections below (including, most importantly, our recently released Job Advert!).

Seed you very soon,
Team OxGrow

***OxGrow is hiring!***

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Friday, 27th March 2015 @ 10:33am

Dear Green-fingered Friends:

OxGrow is hiring! As you might've heard, we're on the look-out for a Community Garden Co-ordinator. Please find a detailed position description attached. Have a look if you're interested in applying or know someone who might be. Applications (comprised of a brief covering letter and CV) are due by Wednesday the 8th April to mail@oxgrow.org. Do be in contact in advance with any questions. We're very eager to find the right person for the job!

Please share this message far and wide with any who'd love to take on this position.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Team OxGrow

Have you heard?: The Big Dig is back!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 21st March 2015 @ 3:03pm

Tis that time of year, OxGrowers!

Our project will be featured in the nationwide initiative called the Big Dig tomorrow (Sunday) when we meet in the garden. The bunting's up, wild flower seeds are ready to go, and our snazzy DSLR camera is ready for some action. (If we send a set of photos deemed to be among the 5 best - which I'm sure we can manage :) - we'll receive a £150 voucher for new tools.) Come on down from 1-4pm in your best dungarees - we're ready for you.

Also, we'll be joined by four visitors from a community garden in Coventry. So be sure to give a warm welcome to these guests and any Oxfordshire newcomers.

Finally: Over the next couple of weeks we'll be circulating the following e-sign up sheet requesting that volunteers interested in participating in the facilitator rota add their details to this list so we can be in contact. Thereafter, we'll send around a Doodle poll to registered facilitators every month so that people can select Sunday work parties that they'd be happy to oversee. Sign up to be an OxGrow facilitator here (and be in contact if you need a bit more information):  http://tinyurl.com/OxGrowFacilitator

Hope to see many of you tomorrow (and tonight if you can make the first event listed in the attachments below!),
Your very loving green friends,
Team OxGrow

Plant an artichoke on the Ides of March

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 14th March 2015 @ 3:21pm

Dearest readers:

You are cordially invited down to Hogacre Common tomorrow (Sunday sunny Sunday) to pop some Jerusalem- and globe-artichokes in our nutrient-rich soil. We'll be sowing more life into the Harvest Patch (have you seen the parsnips and carrots that've been planted already??) casting a more prosperous tone over Caesar's typically morbid deathday. Come down at any point from 1-4pm (maybe 5 if we're feeling particularly invigorated). 

Also, for any University students who've been waiting for a break in their schedules: We're pleased to share that OxGrow'll be up and running every Sunday of Easter Break. We look forward to welcoming some fresh faces to the garden!

Looking forward to seeding with you tomorrow!


Come one and all: the AGM is upon us!

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 7th March 2015 @ 1:34pm

Happy (nearly) Spring, OxGrowers!

We've a big day tomorrow! At some point during this gloriously sunny afternoon, please set aside a few minutes to read through this email, consider its content and decide if and where you'd like to fit into OxGrow's future vision.

Our Sunday work session will run from 1:00-3:30pm. Marta will facilitate the session, overseeing a load of digging, seed sowing, and distribution of tasty morsels. We're in for a treat if the picnic table's half as well stocked as it was last week.

From 3:30-4:30pm, we'll convene in the pavilion for our Annual General Meeting. There're a number of important conversations to be had and decisions to be made. Among them, we are going to: (1) elect a brand new set of Executive positions (Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer); (2) approve a group of Coordinators, including, but not necessarily limited to Arts, Welfare, Outreach, Volunteer, IT, Events, Fundraising; and (3) decide how we will spend the remainder of our grant money. Your thoughts and interest in joining the team are very welcome!

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!
With anticipation (and a load of charismatic smiles below),
Team OxGrow

(If ya have another moment, take a look at the three announcements that follow!)

From little things big things grow: preparing for spring

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 28th February 2015 @ 11:30am

Good morning, Growers!

Welcome to this Paul Kelly inspired newsletter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_ndC07C2qw (Go on, enjoy the tune!)

T minus 25 hours 'til the garden is flooded with activity as a featured event of Oxford Hub's Student Volunteer Week. Join us down at Hogacre at any point, for however long, tomorrow (Sunday) from 1:00-4:00pm! Andonis'll be facilitating this session - leading the charge as we upturn earth to create a third squash patch while others concoct a blood-warming dahl and Indian-inspired cauldron of chai in the pavilion kitchen. (Probably don't want to miss this session...) Bring a friend and any snacks to share! Also, be on your best behaviour, as a few student reps from various college Green Societies are coming down to scout out fertile fields for developing their communities.

The week ahead:
We have our Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Sunday, 8th of March from 3:30-~5:00pm (following the garden work party from 1-3:30). Among other things, we will boldly draw together a new committee to move OxGrow forward! We're excited to elect three new executive positions: Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Once those are filled, we'll rev up the (cobine harvester) engines and elect six or more garden Coordinators. A fully functioning and energised OxGrow will ideally have Arts, Welfare, IT, EventsOutreach, and Volunteer Coordinators. We'll provide some basic descriptions about what these roles could entail in next week's newsletter. In the meantime, consider whether you might be interested in taking on a bit more responsibility for OxGrow's continued growth - I trust there are many capable and inspired volunteers among you. 

I've attached the (very brief) minutes from last week's SGM (outlining our temporary election of committee positions in the lead up to AGM). I've also attached the poster announcing our AGM - share with any who you think might be keen on coming.

Lastly, we're looking for anybody(ies) who'd be willing and interested in minding the OxGrow stall at Oriel+Corpus Christi's Environment Fair next Saturday March 7th from noon-2pm. If you're the one(s), get in touch at mail@oxgrow.org! It'd be nice to forward our appreciation for all that Corpus does to enable our project (read: they let us use the land for free!). 

As ever, wormest wishes from your verdant friends,
Team OxGrow

Tomorrow!: Bat houses and our Special General Meeting

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 21st February 2015 @ 8:45am

Good morning, OxGrowers!

Hopefully by the time you've read this the temperature will have soared above the currrent 2.8C to a balmy 15C...one can dream...

Right! We've an active day in the garden tomorrow (Sunday 22nd) from 1:00-3:30pm. Meg will be facilitating this week, overseeing the hanging of more bird, bug, and bat houses; burning of the final batch of brambles; sowing of spring seeds; and lots more digging. We'll be joined by folks taking part in the Oxford Hub's "Happiness Fortnight". 

Also on tomorrow: Beginning at 3:30pm, we'll be having a Special General Meeting in the pavilion next door the garden. At the meeting we'll (1) review our finances, (2) decide how we'd like to spend a large grant that we've received, (3) propose changes that we might want to make to our constitution (find attached),  (4) consider any miscellaneous business that volunteers might want to discuss. Also, we'll be joined by Hugh Conway Morris, a local architect, who'll be showing us a miniture model of a structure that he's designed for OxGrow - it'd be great to hear your thoughts on his ideas to determine how we'd like to move forward. 

The SGM is an important precursor to our Annual General Meeting which'll be held on Sunday 8th March from 3:30pm, also in the pavilion. At the AGM, we hope to formalise a committee for OxGrow (including a Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, among other roles) and will also follow up/take action on decisions made at the SGM. Stay tuned for more information.

Looking forward to working alongside all who are able to make it down tomorrow!,
Team OxGrow

Combating fatigue with 5th Week Greens

E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 14th February 2015 @ 11:55am

Dear OxGrowers, new and established:

Despair no longer - we've the perfect prescription for any trace of 5th Week Blues! Peter will be leading the charge as facilitator of our weekly work party in the garden tomorrow (Sunday 15th) from 1-4pm. The doctor's orders: sow seeds in trays in preparation for transplanting in the spring; finish digging the (wild) flower borders; hang and construct bird, bat, insect, and ladybird houses; drink a warm cuppa around a bramble bonfire. 
As ever, come down whenever you like. Bring a friend, a lemon treacle, a sachet of heritage cucumber seeds, or your appropriately sized portion of enthusiasm - we'll be ready for ya. 

Also, if you weren't around last week for Facilitator Training but'd like to learn a bit more about the position, we'll run another session. The position is low commitment and flexible (2–4 hours on one Sunday, every month or two), rewarding, and an easy leadership position to take on (we're going to provide thorough training and guidance). Find Andonis or Judy on the day if interested in learning more.

T minus 25 hours,
Team OxGrow

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E-mail sent by Andonis Marden, Saturday, 7th February 2015 @ 5:29pm

OxGrowers: we've a big day tomorrow!
Tomorrow, Sunday 7th, there'll be a work party in the garden from 1-4pm. Laurence and Luke will be facilitating the session as we dig more borders around the perimeter of the garden (we'll fill them with wild flowers, sunflowers from California, and Jerusalem artichokes soon), sow some winter seeds, turn the compost, and bake some sweet breads in the pavilion. Come down whenever you'd like, for however long you can. All welcome!

If you weren't around last week for Facilitator Training but'd like to learn a bit more about the position, we'll run another session. The position is low commitment and flexible (2–4 hours on one Sunday, every month or two), rewarding, and an easy leadership position to take on (we're going to provide thorough training and guidance). Find Andonis or Judy on the day if interested in learning more.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,
Team OxGrow


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