Come and join us for our Herbs for Health community day and open garden at Barracks Lane Community Garden.
(Barracks Lane Community Garden, Barracks Lane, between Cumberland Road and Kenilworth Avenue, OX4 2AP)
Saturday 16th July 11am – 4pm.
In the garden you will find:
Romilly who will be sharing herb lore and explaining how to make poultices, tinctures, essential oils.
The Nature Effect who will be giving demonstrations on how to make mint foot lotions and lavender hand cream.
Phil who will be running fire based activities and hosting the go to place for tea and chat.
Charlotte who will be doing practical gardening and have some quick and easy tasks for volunteers. She can be consulted throughout the day on growing and tending herbs.
Kate who will be collecting and mounting samples of mint and lavender for the Barracks Lane herbarium.
Helen and Jacqui will be answering any questions about the garden, explaining how to book it for your own event and how you can become involved in helping to look after our wonderful community space.
The sand pit will be open for younger visitors. Everyone is most welcome.
Please come and join us. Refreshments available. A donation of £5 per household / £2 per person (or what you can afford) will help towards the care of the garden.
Our Annual General Meeting is at 4.30 - 5pm. All welcome.
Other forthcoming events at Barracks Lane Community Garden. Please share with you friends, families and networks.
Volunteer Gardening and Skill Sharing Group
We will be in the garden on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month: 11.30am - 4.30pm.
Would you like to know more about gardening and plant stewardship? Would you enjoy gardening with others and sharing your skills?
The group is led by experienced gardener and horticulturalist Charlotte Attlee who will be sharing her skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. This is part of a larger project called Our Heritage of Common Plants and is linked to a series of events which celebrate the uses of familiar plants in cooking, medicine, folklore and craft.
The group is suitable for all – whatever your experience or physical fitness or mobility. You can just turn up and you are welcome to come for all or just some of the time. Please wear suitable clothes and bring a packed lunch if you are staying for the day. Tea and coffee provided.
Steiner Parent and Child Group
Running on the 3rd and 1st Wednesday of each month. 10am - 12am.
A meeting place for parents and carers with young children (0-3years old) based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. We aim to create a beautiful, natural and safe space including indoor and outdoor playtime, some craft activities for the parents, a shared meal and seasonal songs and stories. For more information please see our Facebook page: Facebook.com/SteinerGroup/Oxford.
Please note this group is not run by the garden and you need to contact the group directly for more information. Sarah: 07507600330. Note: Not running in August.
Harvest Festival Saturday 8th October 11am – 4pm
Join us for harvesting, foraging, apple pressing, cordial making and preserving. Bring crops to share, apples to press and celebrate our community harvest.