Monday, 16 March 2020

Vision 2020: MKCLT Launch Event - 4th April

Join us for Vision 2020, the launch of Milton Keynes Community Land Trust.

"Truly affordable housing for the community by the community."

If you want to live in or support the creation of truly affordable housing in MK this is an event for you.

Our goal is to build 1000 truly affordable homes in Milton Keynes. Housing that will be sustainable and innovative, carbon neutral by providing a community led program and stewardship.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vision-2020-mkclt-launch-event-tickets-96637749109 to book your space 


Saturday, 29 February 2020

Planting Up - garden working party - 8th March



Planting Up are holding their garden working party with 'bring and share' lunch at Westbury Arts Centre on Sunday 8th March from 10.30 - 2pm (lunch at 1pm).


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Film screening - Happening - 18th Feb


Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

Why not come 45 mins early and get a bite to eat at the Fenny Kitchen who have kindly let us use the Tecton centre free of charge. After parking at the George st car park walk back turning right onto George St and left onto Aylesbury st . You will pass the Fenny Kitchen which is on the corner with Church Street. The Tecton Centre is 100yds down Church St on the left hand side.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Afternoon at the Orchard - 15th February



Afternoon at the Orchard 

Join us for large branch pruning and crown raising in the Far Cider Orchard, as well as winter pruning in all the orchards. Bring work gloves, pruning shears and pruning saws if you have them.

Date: Saturday 15-Feb-20, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm (3 hours)
Venue: Woughton Orchards, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BD

Price: FREE! Donations welcomed towards refreshments
Contact: Email Claire at: MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance

Monday, 10 February 2020

Community tidy up day - Redhouse Park - 19th February 2020

Great Linford Parish Council are holding their fortnightly community tidy up day on Wednesday 19th February from 10 to 12. This one is at Redhouse Park. Equipment is provided.

Click here to see all upcoming community tidy up events across the Parish 


Saturday, 8 February 2020

Bletchley Garden Club Seed Swap - 15th February



Bletchley Garden Club are holding their annual seed swap on 15th February at Freeman Memorial Methodist Church, Bletchley, from 10am - 2pm. Check out their website for more updates as they are published.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Free course starting 6th Feb - Driving business towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Free course starting 6th Feb - Driving business towards the Sustainable Development Goals https://www.coursera.org/learn/sdgbusiness

"What can businesses do to counter climate change and create a sustainable business culture? Why is this relevant for business anyway? Explore how business can contribute to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits. Extreme weather events, wars, famine and environmental destruction are just a few of the wicked problems faced by humanity. That’s why in 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that target the big challenges such as how to eliminate poverty, how to protect the environment and how to bring about peace. Every member state committed to achieving these goals by 2030. This course has been developed by Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (RSM). It focuses on the role of businesses in achieving the SDGs. You will gain insights from leaders of international companies and academics in business and management who will guide you through the issue of how businesses can contribute to the SDGs. The course received a 'MOOC Award of Excellence' by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Academy in September 2019 (https://www.unsdsn.org/2019-sdsn-awards-of-excellence-winners-announced) After completing this course you will: • know what the SDGs are, why they are important and how each individual can be an agent for positive change in the world; • understand the role of business in the transition to sustainable development to create a prosperous future for all; • be able to identify interconnectedness of the SDGs and the challenges behind solving them; • know how management insights can contribute to the SDGs; • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of current business strategies in contributing to the SDGs; • develop a positive, critical, aware and courageous attitude towards the SDGs. The course consists of seven units, each focusing on several aspects of sustainable development and taking one week to complete. You will study by watching videos, reading literature and by engaging in other activities such as weekly challenges. Assignments will consist of quizzes, discussions with your fellow students, and challenges to implement in your daily life. Are you ready to find out how you can be an agent for positive change? Register now!

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Happening- a film screening by Transition Town Milton Keynes - 18th February


Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.

Why not come 45 mins early and get a bite to eat at the Fenny Kitchen who have kindly let us use the Tecton centre free of charge. After parking at the George st car park walk back turning right onto George St and left onto Aylesbury st . You will pass the Fenny Kitchen which is on the corner with Church Street. The Tecton Centre is 100yds down Church St on the left hand side.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Futurebuild 2020 

Futurebuild 2020 
3 to 5th March at ExCel, London
With the general consensus that we must act now if we are to avoid an irreversible climate crisis, a game-changing programme has been announced for Futurebuild 2020 focused on transforming the industry to achieve a resilient and truly sustainable environment. With discussions and debate led by politicians, academics and industry shapers, the programme is a catalyst for the change that is needed across the built environment.


Register today for your free three-day pass to hear from high profile speakers including Rory Stewart, London Mayoral Candidate, Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Analyst, Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FRENg FRS, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Clive Lewis, MP and Sir James Wates.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Training course on pruning - 2nd February


Training course on PruningBy kind permission of George and Gillian Browning, join us at their lovely Warwickshire farm
for a day’s training course on Pruning. MSOG’s Andy Howard will be teaching the theory, skills and practice of Winter Pruning for fruit trees such as apple and pear. Discover the different methods and techniques used to shape fruit trees, control their size and influence their productivity. Find out when and how to apply these to suit different circumstances and how to prune pip fruit like apples and pears and stone fruit like plums and cherries. Practise the theory on real fruit trees, to gain these skills yourself and gain the confidence to apply them in your own orchard, garden or community orchard.


Date: Sunday 02-Feb-20, from 10.30am to 4.00pm (including lunchtime)
Venue: Feldon Forest Farm, Frankton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PD
Price: £50 for MSOG members. £60 for non-members, who will receive free MSOG membership to 31- Mar-21. Free refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own packed lunch.

Contact: Email Andy at: johoward@metronet.co.uk or call him on: 07950 006813 to book your place