Oxford

Group run

Digging deep for an un-frog-gettable pun

29 runners ran 3km to help the Meadow Lane Recreation Ground Group in Oxford.

  • Cassy Fiford
  • Isabella Collins
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Lorenzo
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Ruth
  • Trev
  • Julia
  • Sarah
  • Sarah Morris
  • Jessica Lorimer
  • Vicky Arnold
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Foster
  • Kieran Venner
  • Louise Hall
  • Venetia Lipscombe
  • Amy Woolloff
  • Zoe
  • Laura Brown
  • Oxford runner
  • Matty Holder
  • Vanessa Del Campo Perez
  • Meysam
  • Aaron Scott
  • Emma
  • Rachael M
  • Natasha Turner
  • Shati Patel
 
Wednesday, 22nd of September 2021
 
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Meadow Lane residents have formed a gardening group and are planning some guerrilla gardening along the edge of Meadow Lane Recreation Ground. Last night the GoodGym flash mob was called in to help clear the ground and get it closer to the point where it can be planted up.

Spreading out all along the lane we hauled out long grass, nettles, litter, burdock, and bindweed, tripping to and fro across the recreation ground with wheelbarrows to dispose of the detritus amongst the nettles on the Aston's Eyot side. A couple of frogs/toads were rehomed in a more peaceful spot (anyone know how to tell which is which?), and needles and glass carefully excavated and disposed of safely.

The residents had expected us to just clear one section, but with our bumper turnout we managed to do a MUCH longer section of the lane than they'd anticipated, almost joining up with the area near the playground which has already been beautifully planted up with cottage garden flowers.

We've received heartfelt thanks for our efforts: "Thank you so much for the amazing work you guys did on Meadow Lane tonight! It will make a beautiful public space for all to share."

Definitely one to watch in the spring - what will pop up in the new flowerbeds along Meadow Lane?

Welcome Shati - great to meet you!

Report written by Anwen Greenaway


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Anwen Greenaway
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

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