Lina is taking part in an exhibition at The North Wall gallery in Oxford. She lives in Abingdon, and I met her just after the exhibition had opened. Here she is with two Osprays she created in bronze.
The exhibition is put on by the Oxford Sculptors and runs to next Saturday. More of Lina’s work can be seen at her own site LinaGarbe.Com.
Members of the Green Gym split into three groups. Some did litter picking.
Another group improved the path. Some dug up the surface, and others poured on the wood chip and tamped it down.
The third group cleared the ground to plant trees. There were about 35 small saplings: oak, beech, silver birch, and cherry.
The saplings were then dug in next to a cane and surrounded by a protective guard . A red spot on the cane means this one is a cherry. All were plotted on a map to monitor how they do.
The second Choose Abingdon Local Excellence market took place today with 15 stalls. It is run much like a Farmers Market, so produce needs to be local. This new Saturday Market will be quarterly.
There tend to be quite a few free samples at these markets, like bits of cheese, and sips of beer. This group of cyclists are trying out an Oxfordshire brew.
This family farm from near Wallingford make sausages from their own pigs and were selling them cooked in buns.
The final post appeared on the action4abingdon forum 3 days ago saying “… As you know we created the forum as a vehicle to lobby for improvements to the then newly implemented Abits scheme. This, along with our 250 business signature petition and the Independent Traffic Report resulted in no less than 12 significant changes to the layout.
The forum soon became a good platform for all things Abingdon and has had some lively debates on various subjects, however, nothing lasts forever and so I think it’s time to wind the thing up…”
Needless to say there are still challenges facing Abingdon. But the forum showed that many people cared passionately for the town from various political, and non-political persuasions.