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Sat, Feb 18


North Aston Dairy, Somerton Road

Thistling Society inaugural workday (& lunch)

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Thistling Society inaugural workday (& lunch)
Thistling Society inaugural workday (& lunch)

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

North Aston Dairy, Somerton Road, North Aston, Bicester OX25 6HY, UK

About the event

About the event: This is the inaugural meetup of the North Aston Thistling Society, which is our new club of volunteers (mostly customers/friends of North Aston Dairy) who have said they’d love to come to the farm and help us with various manual, outdoor jobs. While thistling is still going to be the core business of the group, we have thought of plenty of other enticing things to do to keep us busy until the thistles come up in the spring!

Plan for the day:

1) Arrival from 9.45 

2) 10am - 12.30pm: James, Jeremy and Nick will each lead a group of 5 volunteers in the following activities:

 - "beating up" a newly-planted hedge

 -  untangling and removing a stock fence from a hedgerow

 -  spreading hay by hand & fork

3) 12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch in the farmhouse

4) 1.30pm - 3pm: Optional second stint out in the fields

Details for the day:

Parking: Follow postcode OX25 6HY, then go past the farmhouse and park on right hand side before entering the farm yard. 

Clothing: Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor work that you don't mind getting dirty or damaged. If you have work gloves, or sturdy gardening gloves, please bring them along too. We will provide all tools as well as gloves for those who need them. 

Want to join the fun?

There are only 15 spaces available, so please RSVP soon. 

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