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Meadow Makers

10 runners ran to help the Ingram Crescent Gardening Group in Brighton.

  • Roy Hill
  • Tara Shanahan
  • Juliet O'Brien
  • Tabitha Hrynick
  • David Richards
  • Rosemary Challen
  • Brighton runner
  • Nancy Platts
  • Susan Hirst
  • Brighton runner
 
Tuesday, 29th of September 2020
 
Led by Tara Shanahan

One of the good things about the new way we are operating under Covid is that we can get to the projects that were a bit too far away for us when we ran as a group from the town centre. Ingram Crscent is such a place with (in my opinion!) the best community garden in Brighton & Hove.

Having spent the last 3 years taming the wilderness inside the garden, resident gardener Kim and her team, have decided to create a wild meadow just outside the garden on the estate. What is now a grassy, mostly weedy, bank edged by some dense out of control shrubs will, with our help, become a wildflower meadow.

Our jobs included forking the weeds out of the grass (Roy & Katharine), snipping away at the suckers surrounding the shrubs (Tabitha & Rosemary), raking and pulling the ivy out (Nancy &Jason), trimming hedges with electric hedge strimmers (Susan & Juliet) and David worked up quite a sweat by swinging his large mattock to dislodge the roots!

Check out the Ingram Crescent Garden Facebook Page to see more about what they've achieved here. And if you missed out tonight we'll be joining them for one of their Sunday sessions ont he 11th and hopefully visiting again on a Tuesday evening in a few weeks.

Kim says "Tons of clearing overgrown shrubs & removing the worst weeds was achieved. Fantastic job everyone, thanks a billion! 💚✅💚"

Report written by Tara Shanahan


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