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Posts acquired for SACAA allotments

Posts acquired for SACAA allotments

As any person living in and around Steeple Aston will know, there is a huge new water pipe being laid down from Oxford to Banbury. With the completion of the works, many thousands of posts used to fence off the area have become available. Nigel has been in touch with...

Clearing and leveling work completed in old orchard

The SACCA Committee have recently approved plans to make better use of the old orchard area at the bottom, eastern end of the Church Allotments. This area was taken up by a rather large rabbit warren, some very diseased stick-like plum trees, and ever-encroaching...

Thank you for supporting our Xmas Stall!

Thank you for supporting our Xmas Stall!

The SACAA Committee and stalwart volunteers have yet again been busy in the kitchen and craft shop to produce goodies for the Christmas Stall, which as held at Dr Radcliffe's School on the 2nd of December 2017. It was a quieter year than usual, but our home-made...

Open Allotment Day and Plant Stall 5th June

Open Allotment Day and Plant Stall 5th June

On Sunday 5th June 2016, we are again opening up our allotments to visitors. Come and talk to allotment holders about the range of fruit, vegetables and flowers being grown, and pick up some helpful growing tips! Take a look at the apiary and talk to a beekeeper about...

Time to order your tomatoes, chillies and squash

Time to order your tomatoes, chillies and squash

Once again, we shall be growing an assortment of tomatoes, chillies and squash plants to raise funds for the Allotments Association. This year, we are taking orders early to make sure we have enough of the varieties you would like. See the list of varieties on offer,...

Pictures from the Christmas Stall 2015

Pictures from the Christmas Stall 2015

The SACAA stall at the Dr Radcliffe's School Christmas Fair raised welcome funds that will go towards finishing off the new communal shed. A big thank you to Frances and her team at the School for letting us bring our range of home-made gifts and potted bulbs. We sold...

Farewell, Anne, and thank you

Farewell, Anne, and thank you

We heard the very sad news that Anne Walton, SACAA's Treasurer for the last six years, passed away last weekend after an illness. On behalf of all the Steeple Aston Church Allotmenteers, we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Stuart and his family. Anne...

Allotment flowers grown for Oxford Wedding

This spring, SACAA was  invited to grow flowers for Jenny and George's big wedding at the Perch in Oxford. The idea was to have beautiful bouquets and displays of locally grown flowers that had an 'eco-footprint'. The bride also wished to be able to support an...

‘Natural’ Bees in Top-Bar Hive

‘Natural’ Bees in Top-Bar Hive

21 April, 2015 Last year, following the successful pilot project to keep a hive on the allotments, and a very interesting talk on natural bee-keeping and honey bees, it was decided to extend the project. This year, we will keep two hives on site:  A top-bar-hive,...

Committee help clear up

Committee help clear up

Following the annual inspection earlier this month, it was clear than some plots needed a bit of help to return them to a workable state. An over-sized fruit cage (with no fruit!), and a large shed was taken down. Also, a huge amount of rubbish was collected up and...

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