Windsor and Maidenhead

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Mulch ado about Pennyroyal

3 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in Windsor and Maidenhead.

  • Amy L
  • Tara Isherwood
  • Julian Nichols
Saturday, 30th of April 2022
Led by Tara Isherwood

Three goodgymers headed to a small but highly important piece of grazing land today. The land owned by Eton College is designated as a SSSI, because of the presence of a rare and declining plant called the Pennyroyal. As a consequence, the management of scrub is highly important to enable the Pennyroyal to thrive. It grows in the halo of a damp divot in the ground in a unique habitat.

Our task is to support Nature Bureau to clear the scrub. The task involved working to load cuttings into wheelbarrows and relocate the eco piles into the lower field, south of the hedgerow/drainage ditch. We were supported by other local volunteers which was heaps of fun with encouragement from the resident wildlife.

It is a beautiful location we enjoyed pitch forking in and the weather made it a really memorable task.

Report written by Tara Isherwood

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Amy L
Amy L
Saturday April 30th, 2022 15:27

Great task and lovely to see Tara and meet Julian 😊

Julian Nichols
Julian Nichols
Sunday May 1st, 2022 09:00

Great to meet you Amy and Tara!

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