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EcoDay - Saturday 18 March

Burford Environment Action Group (otherwise known as the BEAGles) are holding their first EcoDay on Saturday 18 March in the Warwick Hall, Burford. It's an all-day event with displays and presentations on a variety of topics including recycling, food banks, pollution and ecology. Organisations taking part include FarmEd, The Climate Hub, WODC and the Fulbrook and Burford Women's Institute. There will also be a repair café where you can bring along all your non-working or surplus items. Refreshments will be provided by Nutmeg and Thyme, suppliers of gluten-free, vegan and ethically-sourced food.

The timetable for the day is as follows:

10.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks Rosie Pearson, Green Party District Councillor

10.35 Ian Wilkinson, Farm Ed. “Farming Ecologically in West Oxfordshire”

11.00 Gareth John - Natural Beekeeping Trust


11.30 Richard Liwicki, Bothy Vineyard “How We Couldn’t Survive Climate Change”

12.00 Bill Risbero “William Morris and the Environmental Revolution”

12.30 Jeannie McDonald-Kim “The Climate Hub”

1.00 – 2.00 BREAK FOR LUNCH

1.30 Ashley Smith, Windrush Against Sewage Pollution (WASP)

2.00 George Richmond. “A Green New Deal for Rural England”

2.30 Marcus Simmons “Land App for Nature Recovery”


3.00 Andrew Prosser, WODC “What WODC is Doing on the Climate Front”

3.30 Rizvana Poole. “How the Chippy Larder Works”

4.00 Jennie Craven, WI “Save our Water - Every drop Matters”

4.30 Hugo Kerr “Robert Courts Watch”

5.00 Closing Remarks Peter Higgs, Mayor of Burford


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