In March 2013, the Charlbury Area Waste Action Group changed its name to the Charlbury Green Hub with a new website www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk or the briefer URLs www.cghub.org.uk and www.chub.org.uk with links to us on Twitter.
NEW LOCAL SEASONAL FOOD DELIVERY HUB IN CHARLBURY
Cultivate's new on-line shop is now operational, order & pay online between noon Monday and 2pm Wednesday for delivery to Charlbury (Crawborough, opposite the school) on a Friday lunchtime. Includes sourdough bread, cheese, eggs, butter, cream, and meat as well as fruit and vegetables. At the Riverside Festival on 25-26 July, come to the Cultivate stall to collect a Cultivate 10% off fruit & veg discount voucher to use once before 31st July - available to new and existing customers.
Next market Saturday 25 July 10am-12noon, new fortnightly local produce market
The Wychfood Exchange is held outside the Finstock community shop.
Food and drink grown or produced in the Wychwood Forest area and other local produce will be on sale:
New events are going on the calendar of events all the time: The Wychfood Exchange - the new local produce market on alternate Saturdays at Finstock shop, moth morning, RSPB's Sky at Night at Otmoor and Big Wild Sleepout at Wytham Woods, open days at Bridewell and Westmill wind farm & solar park, green picnics for families at Botanic Garden, festivals, local Farmers Markets, and opportunities for volunteering locally as well as direct action about climate change . . . . . Also easy links to event listings for other environmental organisations such as Good Food Oxford, Earth Trust, Cogges, Wychwood Project, BBOWT, Oxford Natural History Museum, environmental lectures at Oxford University, and also Daily Information the comprehensive guide to what's on in Oxford.
Information about our local Countryside including:
Sites listed include several lovely fragments of ancient woodland nearby which were once part of the more extensive Wychwood Forest and which are good for bluebells in the spring like Knighton's Copse in Wychwood Forest (below).
Use the website to find out more about environmental issues. Each page has relevant links to external sites, BBC radio & TV programmes, and relevant books which can be shared locally. The News panel (viewable from every page) includes links to The Guardian's Environment News Topics. The site is continually updated so pay a visit regularly to see what's new. For example:
All of CAWAG's activities are continuing, the Bring & Takes in March and October and the Charlbury Sharecroppers redistribution of apples in the autumn with the cider making for the Beer Festival, Riverside Festival and the Wychwood Fair. We'll also continue to organise things like secure paper shredding, tool sharpening, bike repairs and collecting things like bras, spectacles, CDs, and cassette tapes for reuse or recycling - bring them along to the Bring & Takes or to our stall at the Farmers Market.
The aim of this hub is to help local people and groups find their way around environmental issues, to share their experiences and to spread Charlbury's good ideas to other communities in Oxfordshire. Our new website will be a good starting point for you to find out more about 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.
CAWAG started in 1997 and was one of the first members of the Oxfordshire Community Action Group network which originally concentrated on waste. But times and issues move on, and now we are one of about 50 community groups in the Oxfordshire network all taking action on climate change, including waste reduction, carbon reduction, sustainable transport, and food, energy and water issues, to live a more sustainable and less resource dependent life in our local communities.
Last updated: Wed 22 Jul
Visit our website (www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk)