In late 2019 I started Oxford Party Library following my son’s birthday party, and the next spring I founded Cherwell Larder, a COVID response unit running out of my garage…. both later become the first established of the “Cherwell Collective” groups.
What is Cherwell Collective? It’s a not for profit company with one strategy: To reduce the carbon footprint of our community.
We hope to create the first truly circular economy in the UK.
We empower those in our community who, due to social, financial, or medical inequities and exclusions, believe reducing our impact on the climate is beyond their reach.
Reduce waste and facilitate a circular economy to make the most of resources available
Increase collective knowledge (e.g. through skills sharing and education)
Build a sustainable future for our community together
Distributing food and other surplus via Cherwell Larder Marketplace
(Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Exeter Hall Kidlington 11 am – 2pm).
Repurposing food surplus in our cafe and helping people eat a sustainable diet: Climatarian Kitchen
Growing food for the community in Harvest @ Home
Repurposing non-food and broaden impact via Waste Innovation Station
Loaning equipment and supplies via Oxford Party Library