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Fresh asparagus is now on sale from Medley Manor Farm . They have a stall in the field alongside Binsey Lane (a turning off the Botley Road in Oxford) which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6.30pm.

The local asparagus season lasts from May until June. Asparagus is best eaten within 24 hours of picking before enzyme activity changes its flavour and increases toughness.

Oxfordshire farms producing asparagus

Medley Manor Farm, Binsey Lane, Oxford

Millets Farm Centre, Frilford

Peach Croft Farm, Radley

Q Gardens, Milton Hill near Didcot

Rectory Farm, Stanton St John

Wykham Park Farm, Banbury

Asparagus  - Draining Peru dry

Asparagus from Peru and Mexico can be found in supermarkets as early as February, costing around £2 per bunch. You will only find British asparagus from April to June, and at a higher price. Peru dominates the global market - but what’s the true cost of this South American success?

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West Oxfordshire residents needing a larger blue-topped wheelie bin for recycling can now order a new 360 litre bin (50% bigger than regular bin).

To order a bigger recycling bin, or any additional recycling containers, call 01993 861025 or email enquiries@westoxon.gov.uk.

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Garden waste recycling - sign up now! From April 2017 household garden waste collections from West Oxfordshire District Council will cost £30 per bin, per year. To receive this fortnightly service, you will need to sign up. This can be done quickly and easily online with your credit or debit card. Alternatively, call 01993 861025.

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Do you have mistletoe in your garden? Complete this simple form online to record your findings . Survey to produce a baseline to assess possible changes in the distribution of mistletoe due to predicted future climate change effects. So far mistletoe has been found on approximately 900 trees in southern Oxfordshire, with approximately 3,300 mistletoe clumps noted.

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“The more people invest in fossil fuel companies, the more these companies will exploit fossil fuels”
Bob Watson former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Environment Department

The Guardian has selected top quotes from people at the forefront of the debate, from Barack Obama to Desmond Tutu, leading scientists to politicians and activists. Read and share your favourites

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The Living Ash Project is asking members of the public to report information about the health of ash trees, especially those that may have some tolerance to Chalara (ash dieback).

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