Good Food Oxford is bringing a whole host of healthy, affordable and sustainable eating events to the Leys over Oxford Green Week, 17th-25th June.
Learn to bake bread with a super baker, discover sugar-free biscuits that are as healthy as they seem naughty, or pedal a bike to create an electricity-free fruit smoothie.
“We believe that good food can go a long way towards helping people be healthier, bring communities together and improve the sustainability of the planet. That’s why we’re so keen to host events such as the ones taking place in Oxford Green Week,” says Hannah Fenton, Good Food Oxford Manager.
Eating is such a big part of everyone’s lives, it’s no surprise it has such an impact on our planet. In fact, the food we eat in Oxford is responsible for twice the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as all the city’s cars.
Food is increasingly becoming recognised as an important part of sustainability, and eating good food is a key consideration for anyone interested in being greener. Whether it’s food waste, buying local, seasonal produce or organic food, or eating a little less meat, it is now clear that talking green means talking food.
It’s not all serious though. The workshops span a variety of age ranges, from 5 to 105, and are playful and fun. The main thing is to give people an experience that will make them smile, if they learn something along the way too that’s fantastic.
Some of the venues that are taking part are the Clockhouse, Dovecote Children’s Centre, FriendLeys, Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground and Leys CDI Youth Project. To find out more information, either pop along to a venue near you or have a look on the Oxford Green Week website (oxfordgreenweek.org).
Notes to Editors:
Hannah Fenton is available for additional quotes and photographs.
- Baking Bread – Monday 19th June at 11.00am at the Clockhouse
- Smoothie Bike Fun – Tuesday 20th June at 3.15pm at Dovecote Children’s Centre
- Making Brownies – Wednesday 21st June at 10.00am at FriendLeys
- Smoothie Bike Fun – Thursday 22nd June at 3.15pm at Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground
- The Sugar-Free Biscuit Challenge –Friday 23rd June at 4.00pm at Leys CDI Youth Project
About Oxford Green Week
Oxford Green Week is a city-wide festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action on climate change. It’s a celebration of all things good and green in our city, and an opportunity to show how we can all save money, get fit and be happy whilst being kind to the environment.
There is something fun happening in every corner of the city – and most of the events are totally free of charge. From arts to architecture, foodie events to film screenings, and from cycling to recycling – there really is something for everyone in this year’s festival. Highlights include:
- Oxford’s Big Green Day Out on Broad Street on Saturday 10 June
- Test Drive The Future on Sunday 18 June
- H2Oxford at Hinksey Outdoor Pool on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June – a light and sound installation with Film Oxford, with optional midnight swim
- Big Green Treasure Hunt – win a Brompton Bike in a prize treasure trail across the city in June
- Tandem Festival – one of the most environmentally-friendly music festivals in the UK
- A Series of expert ‘Green Behind the Scenes’ tours at Oxford colleges, theatres, leisure centres, hospitals and businesses
About Good Food Oxford
Good Food Oxford is a network of over 130 businesses, charities and community groups working together for a healthier, fairer and more sustainable food system for Oxford and Oxfordshire. Membership is open to any individual or organisation supporting the network’s aims.
Oxford’s Good Food Charter is available to sign online at goodfoodoxford.org/charter
Date/Time: Wed 21st June - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Add to Calendar
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Target Audience: 50+ years
Blackbird Leys Community Centre