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Leaves Are Soil Mates!

3 GoodGymers made their way to help the Portsmouth Residents and Visitors in Portsmouth.

  • Portsmouth runner
  • Judy Knapp
  • Tania Almond
Wednesday, 27th of September 2023
Led by Portsmouth runner

A very warm welcome to Tania at her first Goodgym task today. It was a lovely balmy day today, no sun, but still warm, and lots of autumnal colours around. Today, Judy, Tania and Mel were helping pull out all the old and dead plants from the rectangular beds along the main footpath up from the tunnel entrance. It doesn't seem that long since we planted them all, but with Autumn here, they needed to go. There were lots of tree branches on the ground and carpets of leaves everywhere you looked, including in the beds. We left the leaves there to mulch down as they will make the soil healthier, adding organic matter, and ready for the spring planting in May. Time flew and before we knew it, we'd finished all of the beds and filled 8 grab bags full for composting. Katie and Marcin, our Park Operatives handed out some drinks vouchers for the park cafe and we all sat, drinking and chatting before it was time to get on our way. We look forward to seeing Tania on more Goodgym tasks in the future. A very satisfying task completed. Goodgym will be back at Victoria Park in a couple of weeks, sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/victoria-park-gardening-c42e2d1a-be84-4114-b5fb-b9dd04231a1d if you can come along.

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