Keep on top of GFO network events and other good food-related events!
If you have a community food event, submit it to Community Action Groups, our partner organisation, whose events listings are incorporated into our own.
If you have a non-community (commercial, academic, industry etc.) food event, submit it using the orange ‘Post Your Event’ button below.
Search for events by category, including community, research, business and industry events, and food event listings from our friends at Cultivate. Events that Good Food Oxford are organising are in GFO turquoise!
Compare notes after the summer or drop in to find out what’s going on. Anyone interested is welcome to the first event of the season, an informal get together downstairs at the Handle Bar Cafe, St Michael’s Street, Oxford.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
For the September meeting of the Good Food Network in Oxford and Oxfordshire, we will explore new developments and future opportunities for the good food sector in the Oxford Covered Market.
We’ll get a chance to take an inside look at the new Independent Oxford unit that is opening its doors in the central area of the Covered Market in September. At 5:30pm Rosie Jacobs, co-founder of Independent Oxford, will tell us more about what it takes to run this unit, and what opportunities it offers to independent producers and food businesses in Oxford.
The manager of the Covered Market and Oxford City Council will also be present to answer your questions about how the Covered Market works, and what opportunities it might hold for your business or organization.
And as always, the meeting is a great opportunity to connect with other food businesses and community groups from the local good food sector.
RSVP on Eventbrite please.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is offering two 1-day training courses for up to 40 people each, focusing on specific aspects of sustainability, health and healthcare.The same training courses run in February and June of this year have approved CPD application. We are re-applying for the October courses.
Tuesday 1st October 2019: Leadership skills for sustainability and health
9:30am – 5pm
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) has accredited this training course for 5 CPD credits last time. New CPD application has been applied for.
An interactive one-day course for professionals and trainees working in healthcare including public health, clinicians, estates and management to develop leadership skills for environmental sustainability within and outside the health and care sector.
Drawing on real-life examples, the course will include how health professionals can work with partners to incorporate environmental sustainability into public health programmes, healthcare facilities management and clinical care pathways. Intensive, small-group exercises will develop confidence and provide the opportunity to hone leadership skills.
Wednesday 2nd October 2019: Sustainability in quality improvement
9am – 4:45pm
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has accredited this training course for 5 CPD credits last time. New CPD approval has been applied for.
An intensive one-day course to introduce health professionals and educators to the concept of ‘sustainable value’ and the ‘SusQI’ framework for integrating sustainability into quality improvement. Learning from real examples, participants will explore in depth how the framework can be applied in practice to develop preventative, holistic, lean, low carbon care.
Full details and programmes for both courses may be found on the CSH website, here: https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/csh-sustainability-school
October is the time of year when we celebrate the humble pumpkin and “squash food waste” by encouraging people to eat rather than discard their Halloween pumpkin’s flesh.
The message is simple: Carve it, Cook it, Eat it – Don’t bin it!
What’s scarier than witches, ghosts and ghouls at Halloween? How about the 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin that end up in the bin each year. That’s the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses!
The Oxford Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away, challenging preconceptions and teaching new skills.
Get in touch to run your event as part of the 6th Oxford Pumpkin Festival, and submit your best pumpkin recipe to us. Check out all events on our website.