Forage your own food with Oxford Brookes this Oxford Green Week

Monday, 11 June 2018

Oxford Green Week 2018

Oxford Brookes University is once again proud to be joining partners across the city for the fifth Oxford Green Week which begins on Saturday 16 June.

This year, Oxford Brookes is giving the community the chance to learn about local wild edibles with two introductory foraging courses. Participants will learn the rules of picking food safely and sustainably and how to identify edible and poisonous plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms.

Oxford Brookes aims to have a positive impact on our community, environment, staff, students and suppliers by taking a holistic approach to sustainability.

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager

On Tuesday 19 June, postgraduate students Flora Gregory and Natalie Koffman, who are currently studying the MA in Social Sculpture and Connective Practice at Oxford Brookes, will hold a discussion event entitled Nature Rights. The discussion will explore humans’ relationship with nature through time and address people’s beliefs and attitudes towards other beings that share the world and whether nature should have rights. 

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager at Oxford Brookes University, said: “Oxford Brookes aims to have a positive impact on our community, environment, staff, students and suppliers by taking a holistic approach to sustainability. It is the undercurrent of everything we do through teaching, research, knowledge transfer, learning and operations.

“I’m delighted that the University is contributing to Oxford Green Week this year and hope people will enjoy the activities we have on offer.”
Details and information about booking the Mini Foraging Course, the Summer Foraging Course and the Nature Rights discussion event can be found on the Oxford Green Week website. 

Formerly known as Low Carbon Oxford Week, Oxford Green Week uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change.

Oxford Green Week and Oxford’s Big Green Day Out is organised by Oxford Brookes University, Oxford City Council, Community Action Groups Oxfordshire, Good Food Oxford, University of Oxford, Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and Oxford Festival of the Arts.

Environmental sustainability is embedded in Oxford Brookes University’s operations, supported in teaching and research and integral to the University’s overall commitment to social responsibility

More information can be found on the sustainability webpages