It's raining, it's pouring, the wood piles need sawing

12 GoodGymers made their way to help the Starting a new community garden in Surbiton in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Dave White
  • Kate Haworth
  • Rachel White
  • Rob Haworth
  • Tom Peacock
  • Sevan
  • Claire Dunne
  • Tara Acharya
  • Samantha Gardiner
  • Karim Ahmadi
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Sabir Babaiy Majdar
Tuesday, 13th of September 2022
Led by Rachel White

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day! The rain, however, did not deter a good turn out for our GoodGym group run this evening. We ran up to Vine Close to clear a huge pile of branches that had been thrown in a big pile - ideal for a bonfire (isn't that coming up soon?!) but Elliot had other ideas that were more wildlife-friendly. The plan was to saw up the bigger branches and keep them separate to make wood piles for the insects - the smaller branches and leaves went into huge bags ready for collection.

After a quick run through of the evening's tasks, we got to it and the team split up to tackle different areas. The rain slowly got heavier the longer we were there but instead of giving up, we doubled down to get the job done. Elliot mentioned there was a pond underneath which was confirmed when someone put their foot in it. Kate also spotted frogs which was a great wildlife find and gave us another reason to uncover their home for them.

Elliot was pleased with the fast progress and has asked us to come back again in a couple of weeks so we can finish the job and hopefully locate the pond but without falling in next time.

Welcome to Karim and Sabit on your first mission! We hope you enjoyed it - hope to see you at a mission again soon.

Report written by Rachel White

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Led by Rachel White

I am the area activator for Kingston Upon Thames. Keen to keep moving and improving.

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