Kingston upon Thames

Community mission

Seeds of ideas from Kingston Edible Forest

4 runners ran to help the Kingston Edible Forest Garden aka Kingston Permaculture Reserve in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Jane Yelloly
  • Adam
  • Rob Haworth
  • Hannah Cochrane
Thursday, 17th of September 2020
Led by Jane Yelloly

As summer draws to a close at the forest and it moves into autumnal mode, it has come up with a top seed of an idea as have Good Gym!

4 of us - Adam from Woking, Jane, Rob, Hannah and task owners Brian and Ben got to work on their seed of an idea - we are going to be organising a community mission to collect seeds from small and medium trees across the borough. A primary school and scout group will also be collecting too to enable the forest to plant 1000s of seeds in order to get a supply of trees to plant to make our borough greener.

So our task was to build a couple of beds ready for their seeds! And cover it with chicken wire and cardboard to stop the squirrels, foxes and weeds taking it over.

Our other seed of an idea is a result of all the fruit that GoodGymers have benefitted from over the summer and still the apples kept coming last night.... how about a GoodGym Forest Bake Off (includes drink making too...damson gin etc!)???

And watch this space for the seed mission - we have the next 2 weeks to make it happen!

Report written by Jane Yelloly

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