Jo Milton

Oxford

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Jo Milton signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

It's our birthday!

Sun 20 Feb 11:00 am
South Ward Allotments, Oxford, OX1 4XS
...and we'll garden if we want to.

TODAY WE ARE 3!!

Harvest@Home (part of the Cherwell Collective/Cherwell Larder) aims to provide the equipment and skills necessary for people to plant, care for, and harvest their very own produce at home. They have been popping up all over Cherwell district with seed swaps and advice sessions, and are establishing allotments both for teaching/community growing and to grow produce for the Cherwell Larder. We have already helped Harvest@Home and Cherwell Larder a few times in Kidlington and have done one previous session at their plot at South Ward Allotments.

The allotment plot in South Ward Allotments will be used for some experimental growing projects, but it needs a bit of work to get it ready for that. We have previously cleared the long grass and brambles, and over the winter months Harvest@Home have worked hard to get all the broken glass off the plot. It is now ready for strimming the grass, laying cardboard and spreading woodchip. Please bring your sturdiest gardening gloves and shoes just in case a few bits of glass might still be lurking on site.

Getting there:
The allotments are a bit tricky to find, tucked away past the static caravan park and through a locked gate, so for anyone who doesn't know the way we will meet on the opposite side of the road from the Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre at 10:50am and walk down to the plot together.
If you are getting the bus to the meeting point please keep your bus ticket as Harvest@Home have a volunteer fund and would like to reimburse your travel costs.

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Jo Milton signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Marston Forest Garden

Sun 13 Feb 10:00 am
Court Farm Allotments , Oxford, OX3 0PW
Sacond Sunday of the month work party

Marston Forest Garden is part of the Marston Community Garden cooperative, which comprises a community allotment, the Forest Garden, a chicken coup, an orchard and a new Community Wood on New Marston Recreation Ground plus much more.

Jobs at Marston Forest Garden ususally include digging out bramble roots and ivy roots before they get out of hand in the spring, laying cardboard for weed suppression, spreading wood chip etc. Wellies are advised as the ground can get quite muddy at the Forest Garden through the winter, and please bring your gardening gloves. Tools will be provided.

Meeting point: Outside the Court Farm Allotments gate at the end of Boults Lane near Marston Saints FC.

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Jo Milton signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Food parcel preparation, clean and restock 29.1

Sat 29 Jan 15:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

Oxford Mutual Aid is a 7-days-a-week operation, delivering food parcels to people across the city. They are staffed almost entirely by volunteers, so we try to help out once or twice a week to keep that vital food getting to people.

For the last few months Oxford Mutual Aid have been very short-staffed on Saturday shifts at the food bank, so we have spent much of our time on this shift catching up on packing food parcels to be sent out that afternoon. We will give training on this if you haven't done it before. Obviously, providing the food is the highest priority, but we always try and make sure we do some cleaning and sorting out too, as there aren't many opportunities to do that throughout the week.

Please wear a mask.

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Jo Milton signed up to a training session
Training session
Oxford

30 Days of Yoga Challenge

Mon 31 Jan 22:59 pm
Oxford, Oxford, OX
Hatha great start to 2022!

For anyone looking for a new challenge for the new year that supports both physical and mental health - why not try a 30 day yoga challenge.

We suggest 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene but other programmes are available online.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oBu-pQG6sTY

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Jo Milton went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Never Miss A Wednesday

Wed 29 Dec
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

It might be that disorientating time between Christmas and New Year when time loses all meaning and you aren't quite sure what day of the week it is, but 6 GoodGymers set their alarms for 4:30pm Wednesday to meet our commitments with the food bank.

We finished packing the day's food parcels ready for delivery, sorted the fruit and veg to weed out all the mouldy items, emptied out of date food from the fridges, restocked the shelves, and helped load up cars for the various delivery routes.

It was a calm shift with an early finish; a post-Christmas miracle!

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Jo Milton went on a party
Party
Oxford

Top Tip Thursday

Thu 23 Dec

Inspired by our 2020 Book Relay, today's GoodGym Advent Calendar suggestion is to share a book recommendation or podcast fav with your fellow GoodGymers. We'll all be keen for new reading and listening material through the remaining winter months, so share your top choices.

You can comment your recommendation below, or comment on today's social media post, or put it in our GoodGym WhatsApp Group.

You could even go one step further and donate a book to one of the local 'help yourself' book shelves. There's one outside St Mary and St John Church on Cowley Road (the church next door to the Oxford Mutual Aid food bank).

Looking forward to all your recommendations!

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Jo Milton signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 29.12.21

Wed 29 Dec 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

There won’t be task for the larger group this Wednesday, but we’ll maintain our commitment to the food bank. Afterall, people don’t stop needing food between Christmas and New Year!

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from about 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Jo Milton went on a party
Party
Oxford

Meat-Free Monday!

Mon 20 Dec
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Our Advent Calendar suggestion yesterday was to try Meat-Free Monday.

Lots of top tips and favourite recipes were exchanged:

  • Ben: Get a regular veg box from local farms (Cultivate) or waste food (OddBox) and make a stir fry or a curry. Also, pumpkins grown in the allotment are good for currys, cheesecake and hummus.
  • Hattie: Halloumi fajitas- chop veg (peppers onions mushrooms etc) and slice halloumi into strips, coat all lightly in oil and fajita spices, roast in oven for 20-25 mins.
  • Jo: Easy Lentil Dhal.
  • Bethan: Burrito Bowls, and a delicious pasta dish: roast a punnet of cherry toms with oil, balsamic salt and pepper and herbs for 45 mins. Plonk onto the top of your chosen pasta, add cheese, consume.
  • Milly: Vegan Tacos and mushroom wellington - perfect for a veggie Christmas!
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Jo Milton signed up to a party
Party
Oxford

Top Tip Thursday

Thu 23 Dec 23:55 pm
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GOODGYM ADVENT CALENDAR DAY 23

Inspired by our 2020 Book Relay, today's GoodGym Advent Calendar suggestion is to share a book recommendation or podcast fav with your fellow GoodGymers. We'll all be keen for new reading and listening material through the remaining winter months, so share your top choices.

You can comment your recommendation below, or comment on today's social media post, or put it in our GoodGym WhatsApp Group.

You could even go one step further and donate a book to one of the local 'help yourself' book shelves. There's one outside St Mary and St John Church on Cowley Road (the church next door to the Oxford Mutual Aid food bank).

Looking forward to all your recommendations!

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Jo Milton is going to run further Sun 7 Mar 2021

On Mar 7th 2021 Jo Milton set themselves the goal to run further.

Jo missed their target. It was a tough challenge. With all of our support Jo will smash their next goal.

During this period Jo logged 3 runs a week.

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