Charlbury Green Hub

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We aim to promote a better understanding of our local countryside, food, energy, travel, and the wider implications for our planet's limited resources and climate change. We provide a list of things  that can be shared by other groups or individuals in Charlbury so that we can work together better as a sharing community . . . and save money and resources in the process. Websites are always "work in progress" so come back regularly to see what's new.

Cultivate OnlineOpen nowUnfortunately, Cultivate has now closed their online shop and are very sorry to disappoint their many customers in Charlbury. However they are continuing with their mobile veg van in Oxford which operates Thursdays to Sundays.

The calendar below covers environmental/sustainable/ethical events happening in Charlbury and beyond. If you would like to offer a lift to an event outside Charlbury then please contact us and we'll flag it up.

5x15 in London, 5 speakers 15 minutes each, held at various locations
Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) lists the many public lecture series, events, conferences and seminars across a whole range of departments at Oxford University that are related to the environment.
Good Food Oxford Food events to keep on top of GFO network and other good food-related events!
Cogges Farm Museum at Witney runs lots of interesting hands-on skills workshops.
Wychwood Project lists local environmental events and courses held throughout the year.
BBOWT, the local Wildlife Trust  list the many events organised throughout the year within Berks, Bucks and Oxon.
Earth Trust lists the events (many for families) and courses held throughout the year at Little Wittenham or Thrupp Lake, near Abingdon.
Daily Information lists What's On in Oxford Today.
Oxford Museum of Natural History  events, many aimed at families.

Upcoming Events

FARMERS MARKET: Witney

Friday 27 May 2016 08:30 to 13:30
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available the fourth Friday morning every month
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FESTIVAL: Blenheim Palace Food Festival, Woodstock

Saturday 28 May 2016 10:00 to Monday 30 May 2016 17:00
Summary: Designed to entertain and educate the whole family, this fun and fantastic festival will house the best in local and regional produce with a wide range of stalls including artisan bakers, micro-breweries and pulled pork barbecues.
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FESTIVAL OF NATURE: Events across Oxfordshire

Monday 30 May 2016 00:00 to Tuesday 14 June 2016 00:00
Summary: Organised by BBOWT, our local Wildlife Trust
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FARMERS MARKET: Oxford, Gloucester Green

Thursday 2 June 2016 09:00 to 15:00
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available the first & third Thursdays ever month
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FARMERS MARKET: Woodstock

Saturday 4 June 2016 08:30 to 13:00
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available on the first and third Saturday morning every month
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TOOL SHARPENING: Spendlove, Charlbury

Saturday 4 June 2016 09:00 to 13:00
Summary: Bring along your old tools to get them sharpened rather than throw them away and buy new. They also have a supply of organic horse manure in bags.
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WILD FAIR: Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford

Saturday 4 June 2016 10:00 to 16:00
Summary: Join us for a day of wildlife fun at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. We have loads planned, find out how big whales really are, meet some real live crocodiles and get up close to some creepy crawlies.
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LOW CARBON OXFORD WEEK

Saturday 11 June 2016 00:00 to Sunday 19 June 2016 23:59
Summary: Pop-up green events across Oxford City
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FARMERS MARKET: Playing Close, Charlbury

Saturday 11 June 2016 09:00 to 13:00
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce for sale at this quarterly market. Also visit the Charlbury Green Hub stall to borrow books, & bring bras, spectacles, lightbulbs for recycling.
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WORKSHOP: LWA Land Skills Day, Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Somerset

Saturday 11 June 2016 09:00 to 23:30
Summary: The Landworkers’ Alliance will be hosting a variety of different workshops on land based skills throughout the day, and there will be music, food and a bar too… on the same site as the Green Scythe Fair the following day
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FESTIVAL: Green Scythe Fair, Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Somerset

Sunday 12 June 2016 11:00 to 23:00
Summary: Magical one day environmental fair in a beautiful setting on the Somerset Levels run entirely by volunteers on wind, sun and muscle power. Excellent live music, over 70 stalls displaying traditional skills, crafts and produce, lively environmental debates
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FARMERS MARKET: Oxford, Gloucester Green

Thursday 16 June 2016 09:00 to 15:00
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available on the first & third Thursdays ever month
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FARMERS MARKET: Woodstock

Saturday 18 June 2016 08:30 to 13:00
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available on the first and third Saturday morning every month
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FARMERS MARKET: Chipping Norton

Saturday 18 June 2016 08:30 to 13:30
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available the third Saturday morning every month
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FILM: Uncharted Amazon, Magdalen College School, Oxford

Sunday 19 June 2016 16:00 to 18:00
Summary: Uncharted Amazon is a stunning feature-length wildlife documentary showcasing the secret lives of animals in the Amazon rain-forest. Q& A, drumming performances and Brazilian food.
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FARMERS MARKET: Witney

Friday 24 June 2016 08:30 to 13:30
Summary: Fresh local seasonal produce is available the fourth Friday morning every month
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FESTIVAL: 19th Annual Charlbury Beer Festival

Saturday 25 June 2016 12:00 to 23:00
Summary: Beer, cider, wines & live music, held at Charlbury Cricket Club (just over the road from Charlbury Station)
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WALK: Nightime Safari at Blenheim Farm Nature Reserve, Charlbury

Friday 22 July 2016 20:00 to 22:30
Summary: Come and join Mark from BBOWT to look for bats and moths, and a nightime look into the pond
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FESTIVAL: Riverside Festival, Charlbury

Saturday 23 July 2016 12:00 to Sunday 24 July 2016 20:00
Summary: Riverside Festival is a free music festival held over the weekend in the Mill Field down by the River Evenlode
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FESTIVAL: Wilderness at Cornbury Park, Charlbury

Thursday 4 August 2016 00:00 to Sunday 07 August 2016 23:59
Summary: The ground-breaking festival of musicianship, theatre, talks, panel debates, outdoor pursuits and food experiences.
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FESTIVAL: BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Thursday 4 August 2016 00:00 to Sunday 07 August 2016 23:59
Summary: This exciting new event will allow you to explore every aspect of the British countryside in one unmissable day out - a fun, inspiring and informative day out in the countryside that the whole family, and the dog can enjoy.
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FESTIVAL: Jamie Oliver & Alex James present the Big Feastival

Friday 26 August 2016 00:00 to Sunday 28 August 2016 23:59
Summary: Food festival held at Kingham near the station - There’s something for everyone at The Big Feastival – between eating, drinking and dancing, drop in on a celebrity cook-off, shop ’til you drop or take a spin around the vintage funfair!
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FESTIVAL: Wychwood Forest Fair

Sunday 4 September 2016 11:00 to 17:00
Summary: A wide range of rural crafts, some of which allow you to ‘have a go’, are on display. The Wychwood Forest Fair, is a major fundraising event to support the local wildlife and landscape conservation work of the Wychwood Project.
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CAMPAIGN: Zero Waste Week

Monday 5 September 2016 00:00 to Friday 09 September 2016 23:59
Summary: In its ninth year, Zero Waste Week is an opportunity to reduce landfill waste & save money. The theme is Reducing Food Waste! Sign up for your free eBook "15 easy ways to save over £1500 per year"
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CONFERENCE: 1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Climate Agreement, Keble College, Oxford

Wednesday 21 September 2016 00:00 to Thursday 22 September 2016 23:59
Summary: ECI 25th Anniversary International Conference. The 1.5 degrees conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, businesses and members of civil society to understand the impacts of warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.
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WATER SURVEY: Thames Water-Blitz Wild Oxfordshire

Monday 3 October 2016 00:00 to 23:59
Summary: On 25th April and 3rd October 2016 Wild Oxfordshire and Earthwatch partner with Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Environment Agency and catchment partnerships to carry out a biannual census of ecosystem conditions throughout the Thames catchment.
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CONFERENCE: Oxford Real Farming Conference, Oxford Town Hall

Wednesday 4 January 2017 09:00 to Thursday 05 January 2017 17:00
Summary: This annual conference brings together farmers, campaigners and consumers to discuss the state of farming today
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