Abundance “Harvest Times” Social (Fri 5th) this eve, 7:30 – 9ishpm,
OARC, upstairs of East Oxford Community Centre
1. SOCIAL: We’ll be celebrating the start of abundant fruit and harvest at OARC (here) with:
– tasters of jam, apple butter and chutney
– (vegan) crumble from fresh Oxford harvested (late) plums and (early) apples
– free fruit to take home (some early apples and lots of late, gorgeous plums, freshly harvested before the social)
& a chance to chat foraging, swap recipes, share or offer to share your back garden gluts, sign up to join in harvests, meet lots of lovely Abundancers and newbies and more!
(BSB event is just down the road, so why not come to both?)
2. PRE-SOCIAL HARVEST: If you’d like to join in the plum harvest before the social – text 07708776392 and we’ll put you in touch with the harvest coordinators – the harvest is in East Oxford just off Donnington Bridge/Iffley Road, takes place 6:15pm – 7:15pmish and there are ripe plums waiting to be plucked: all harvesters get to take some home and it’s lots of fun picking!
3. Future Events, if you can’t make these… (& look out for meetings and socials too! These which will happen in between the following events – dates are being confirmed for September and October)
– Sat 13th September: Apple Give away @ Bullingdon Community Centre Swap Shop (next to Orinoco) (Sat) 11 am – 12:30pm. (all welcome to come take fruit)
– Wednesday 24th September: Harvest & Make Session @ OxGrow community garden, Hogacre Common Eco Park (off Abingdon Road, just a 15 mins walk from city centre)
– Sun 21st September: Big Dig – skill-share tbc (depends on volunteers availability) @ OxGrow community garden, Hogacre Common Eco Park (off Abingdon Road)
– Sat 27th September: Barracks Lane Harvest Festival: come find us here and join in apple pressing and more! J @ Barracks Lane Community Garden, off Barracks Lane (East Ox) à We’re also hoping to run an apple pressing session with Response Organisation as part of our Outreach work. This is likely to be on one Saturday in September. If you’d like to help out with this, please let us know on AbundanceHarvestsOxford@gmail.com – we’ll make sure that you’re with someone who knows how the press works, and it’s really fun!
– Sun 5th October: Harvest Festival @ Hogacre Common – come see what we’re up to and join in lots of other harvest fun
– Sat 11th October: Apple Give Away @ Bullingdon Community Centre Swap Shop (next to Orinoco) 10:45 am – 12:30pm (all welcome to come take fruit)
– Sun 19th October: Abundance Apple Day inc. apple pressing @ Hogacre Common Eco Park (our core day of apple celebration!)
– 20th – 26th October: Lots more harvests before we lose day-light hours!
– Sun 26th October -> more apple pressing with any post-apple day apples…
– Sat 1st November: Disco Soup in Bonn Square: Pumpkin Theme & Pumpkin Festival fun in the evening!
– Sat 8th November: Abundance @ the festival @ OVADA non-profit arts warehouse