I am working part time here at the Climate-X-Change, but I also
have another job, working on an environmental church partnership
project based in Lewknor, South Oxfordshire. The project hopes to
bring new life to the community through exploring our relationship
with our natural environment, through practical action and
reflection from a Christian perspective. It is the second project of the christian conservation charity A Rocha..www.arocha.org. The project relates to the
nearby Aston Rowant Nature reserve, bisected by the M40 motorway
and so probably the most visited yet least known about reserve in
Britain! This is a beautiful place to feel in touch with creation
and contemplate our place within it. I'll post some more info on how we are progressing soon...
An update on our project in South Oxfordshire....April 19th
Just a brief update- things are going well. We have a 'civic launch' planned for May 11th, 7pm at St. Margaret's Chruch in Lewknor. Email me if you would like to come, or want to find out more- email@example.com. We're planning to have local food and so I am trying to find out what will be in season- rhubarb is apparently the only fruit meant to be growing naturally in England at this time, although I'd welcome correction! We're also starting our 'Eco/Nature' club at Lewknor CofE Primary school on Monday, which is very exciting. And we are hoping to start off the Ecoschools programme there. The school is already doing quite a lot of ecologically good things, so we hope it will be motivation to do more and also be recognised for what is happening already.
PS: I took a walk through the East side of the Aston Rowant Nature reserve on Tuesday, with Jenny Crook of Natural England, who is helping with our project in many ways. With her help, we identified out in flower:
-blackthorn (a bush)
... probably a few more I've forgotten! The woods were really beautiful and I'm really looking forward to seeing how they change through the season. The chalk grassland forms another beautiful habitat, and apparently will soon be covered with wildflowers..