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Back to our Roots

6 runners ran to help the Marston Forest Garden in Oxford.

  • Sophie Myers
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Jo Milton
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Gremson
  • Amelia Atkinson
Sunday, 14th of November 2021
Led by Anwen Greenaway

We started our Sunday in wholesome fashion with plenty of mud and fresh air today. Marston Forest Garden is transformed since our last visit - turf and seating from Broad Meadow has been put to good use around the allotment site.

Today's task was to clear ground ready for trees to be planted next month. Sophie, Jo and I pulled nettles, dug up huge tangles of nettle roots and did battle with brambles. Meanwhile, Ben, Matt and Amelia got to work on building up the dead hedge and removing the weed suppressing membrane, before Matt was let loose with the scythe.

We stopped to observe 2 minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday and enjoyed some delicious apple cake after.

A good start to Sunday with plenty of chat, fresh air and exercise.

Welcome to GoodGym Amelia, and welcome to GoodGym Oxford Sophie!

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