Great Big Green Week returns to Bloxham


Living in a more sustainable way will be the focus of a number of events through the week

Next week is Great Big Green Week in Bloxham with a daily programme of events and activities marking and celebrating the small actions people can make to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Cherwell District Councillor David Hingley will launch the week on Saturday during Applefest at the Elephant and Castle, where the Great Big Green Week will have a stall.   Applefest is designed to demonstrate how the plentiful supply of free apples that are around at the moment can be used.    An apple press will be used to make juice, with other apple-based products on sale, including cider and vinegar, and preserves, chutneys, pies and cakes.  

During the week other activities include spring bulb planting in Bloxham’s wildflower patches and an evening learning more about the moths and other creatures that can be found at dusk in St Mary’s churchyard.

Those hoping to live in a more environmentally friendly way will be able to feed their gardens with mature leafmould that is being given away.    There’s also a chance to learn more about solar energy during a session at Bloxham Mill, which itself utilises solar panels to provide much of its power needs.

The week will conclude with a Bring and Share Lunch at the Ex Servicemen’s Hall and a chance to look around the Warriner School Farm, with tractor rides available and a vintage ploughing match.

The week is organised by Biodiversity Bloxham, a community action group hoping to get people involved in making Bloxham a more wildlife friendly village with consideration for its impact on the local environment.

Full details of all the activities are available here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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