Former Oxford city council leader Bob Price and Wendy Skinner Smith Chair of the ODFAA plant the tree. Elder Stubbs manager Phil Creme, Restore members and ODFAA committee members Phil Baker, John Lardner and Alan Milosovic.
Charles Dowding did our November 2018 on NO dig gardening
ODFAA's new allotment signs.
In 2016 30 sites across the city had a new sign, designed and provided by ODFAA. Oxford City Council did the printing for us at a good price>
From the OXFORD Mail 11.05.2019 Picture by Ed Nix
It was a twin celebration of twinning yesterday as trees were simultaneously planted in both Oxford and the French city of Grenoble. The crab apple tree was planted at the Elder Stubbs Allotments at midday to mark the 30th anniversary of the two cities being linked. It also honoured the centenary of the creation of the Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations, ODFAA. Gardeners in Oxford and from the Poterne Gardens in Grenoble decided that planting a tree would be an appropriate way to mark the two anniversaries. The crab apple tree was carefully put in the ground of the Restore plots of Elder Stubbs allotments, by former city council leader Bob Price and Wendy Skinner Smith, Chair of the ODFAA. It will provide spring blossom and colourful autumn leaves, as well as fruit that can be made into jelly.
Pennard Plants Potato day at West Oxford Community Centre was Jan 6th 2019 10.30 to 1.30pm. Hundreds of visitors came for their potatoes, seeds, onion sets, shallots, rhubarb, asparagus, fruit trees and bushes and various other items for sale.
Report on ODFAA's November Talk
Charles Dowding ODFAA Annual talk at West Oxford Community Centre was a great success. We had a full house and all agreed there was something for everyone to take away and trial. Some gardening 'myths were bust' and all encouraged to mulch whenever and wherever possible for an easier, more productive plot. Check out charlesdowding.co.uke for more info. Attendees enjoyed great seasonal vegetarian nibbles prepared by Tom and Vladmira, The Tumbling bay Cafe.
Photos below are BBC recording for Gardener's Question Time on March 9th 2015 hosted by O&DFAA at Wolfson College are below. This was broadcast on Friday March 20th and 22nd.