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An aur-ful lot of woodchip!

1 GoodGymer made their way to help the Marston Forest Garden in Oxford.

  • Ben Foster
Sunday, 11th of June 2023
Led by Ben Foster

Hot off the bike from run directing at Florence Park Junior Parkrun, I was put to good use by the work party at Marston Forest Garden.

I was asked to chip in for a whole range of task, including:

  • shovelling many bags and wheelbarrows of woodchip from the shared pile to the Forest Garden.
  • helping repair and replenish the water for the nearest water trough to enable gardeners to keep their allotments watered in the hot weather.
  • stripping and preparing cardboard (I have a stern hatred for sellotape now) for laying in the forest garden.
  • scything away nettles and other long grasses, while not removing the tasty horseradish.
  • weeding and laying woodchip and mulch around juvenile cherry trees and others trees nearby.

It was a good workout aiding Anthony and Isobel for their work in the forest garden and looked much better when I'd finished. Richard's golden retriever Aur (welsh for gold) was very able support for the task!

Their summer party is on Sunday 25th June so keep an eye out for that!

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