• claref wrote a new post, Rubbish dumping 8 months ago

    We hire a skip each year (this year two, due to the first being filled in one day), at considerable expense, to allow plotholders to dispose of rubbish. We do not have a regular waste collection due to the cost […]

  • Andy Howard of the Heritage Fruit Tree Company will be running Winter Pruning + Grafting Training Courses 20th and 21st Jan, 3rd and 4th Feb.

    More details here: Dear Fruit Lover .


  • O&DFAA (Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations) will be holding its 1st POTATO FAIR in conjunction with Pennard Potatoes.

    On Thursday 22nd  February,  from 2pm – 7pm at West Oxford Communit […]

  • All welcome at the Donnington Arms, on the corner of Howard St and Silver Road. Sunday 17th December from 6.30pm.


  • The Urban Wildlife Group have rehomed some slow-worms on their site, so we are likely to see them on the allotments.

    These are NOT snakes – they are a type of legless lizard. They are protected under UK law, s […]

  • claref wrote a new post, Skips 10 months, 1 week ago

    As the skip we ordered for the work party was mysteriously full to the brim within half a day, we will be having it collected this week and another one delivered to try and meet demand.

    The space in this skip […]

  • Many thanks to everyone who came along and helped clear various areas around site this chilly/damp weekend! One or two people have said they will come down during the week and do a bit more clearance in woodchip […]

  • Please come and join us for one or both work parties this weekend! We will be tidying the car parks, cutting back brambles, generally sprucing the site up and maybe even clearing out the shop gutters, on Saturday […]

  • 2017 poster chris bird-1

    You are invited to an O&DFAA TALK:


    Companion Planting: How does it work?

    Ideas to try on your allotment or in the garden


    Chris Bird, M. Hort (RHS)

    Lecturer in H […]

  • This autumns’ work parties will be on the 11th and 12th of November, from 10 til 12. Committee members will be on hand with jobs to do, tea and biscuits. Please bring tools, gloves etc. More details will be […]

  • claref wrote a new post, Fruit! 1 year ago

    It’s been a good year for apples and pears, quince too. (Not so great for plums and gages due to a couple of very hard late frosts). We will be getting out the apple presses again on 8th October at 2pm by the […]

  • claref wrote a new post, allotment survey 1 year ago

    A student from Brookes university has contacted us and requested that anyone interested fill in a survey for his research on allotments:

    I  am a geography student who will soon be starting my third year at […]


    The Women’s Institute have dredged their lake at Denman College, and are offering the silt for collection in return for donations to their “saving Denman” appeal which goes to the maintenance of the building […]

  • This Sunday the shop will be open 11-12 as usual, and we will then be closed for the whole of August. If you’ve been thinking of getting some bits and bobs – pest control? Green manure seeds? canes? – now’s the time!

  • Message from Carmen Coxon on plot 10a – contact her directly or send email to us at ewaa-oxford@hotmail.com if interested:
    Dear EWAA,

    Hello! A friend of mine has a brand new shed […]

  • Reclaimed Railway sleepers 8ft 6in long x 10in x 5in £17-00 each. Shorter lengths £2-00 per Ft

    Ideal for raised beds/garden steps/retaining walls etc.

    Can deliver locally

    Contact> Paul the manure man on 0 […]

  • This message just in from Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations (ODFAA):
    “Overnight on July 11th and 12th the Barton Allotments were targeted and several of the sheds have been broken into and […]

  • This is the time of year when rampant growth has slowed, but seed-setting has begun. Please keep your weeds under control! Several plots have a lot of seedy weeds on them, which will blow onto the neighbours’ […]

  • A few people have asked whether we should be removing all ragwort from the EWAA site as it’s supposedly a “notifiable weed”. The reason for the concern is that it can be poisonous to horses and other grazing […]

  • Allium leaf miners have been out and about, and their burrowing larvae are distorting the growth of allium leaves (especially onions, but shallots, garlic, chives and leeks are also vulnerable) on many EWAA plots. […]

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