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Fri, May 05


North Aston Farms

Thistling Day

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Thistling Day
Thistling Day

Time & Location

May 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

North Aston Farms, Somerton Rd, North Aston, Bicester OX25, UK

About the event

The time has come to grab you garden forks and your sturdiest pair of work

gloves and join the battle against the spiky little suckers!

Spear thistles spread very quickly via their seed and once they reach a certain

number can cause serious problems in pasture land.

That’s where you come in, helping us to keep them under control without the

use of harmful sprays. Chemicals which we have been happily avoiding on the

farm for the last thirty-five years.

But don’t worry if you, like James, are a secret admirer of the ‘flower of

Scotland’ with its wonderful nectar and attractive purple flower. No matter

how many we manage to pull up, in an organic system there will always be the

ones that got away!

We will meet a Manor Farm, at 10am and lunch will once again be served in

the house at 1pm, with an optional afternoon stint for the keenest!

We really enjoyed our last volunteer day and can’t wait to see as many of you

as are able to come.

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