Community mission

Tiny Forest, Big litter pick

12 runners ran to help their local community in Barnet.

  • Jessica
  • Graham Goldspink
  • Paul Salman
  • Beth Sawyer
  • Kirsten Shoraka
  • Cloud
  • Andras Szabo
  • Paul
  • Judith Milling
  • Daniel Mermelstein
  • Manish
  • Teresa
Tuesday, 3rd of August 2021
Led by Daniel Mermelstein

A group of Barnet goodgymmers got together near Henlys Corner in North London, at the site of a proposed Tiny Forest, to be planted by the council and environmental charity Earthwatch.

A Tiny Forest is a dense and rapidly growing native woodland in a small area. It will provide a protected habitat for wildlife, capture carbon, filter the air of harmful particulates and reduce flooding and soil loss. You can find out more about the benefits of a Tiny Forest on the Earthwatch website.

This Barnet tiny forest is scheduled to be planted this winter. GoodGym is going to play a big part in this project by engaging the local community to help with planting, fencing, weeding and generally looking after this Tiny Forest over the coming years.

Our first support mission was a straightforward litter pick. We fanned out across the site and got to work, uncovering a treasure trove of trash!

It was a lovely, sunny summer evening and after the litter pick we did some exercise in the fading sun. The group got very excited about the Tiny Forest project. We are all looking forward to taking part in this exciting environmental initiative.

Report written by Daniel Mermelstein

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Paul Salman
Paul Salman
Wednesday August 4th, 2021 21:44

Nice report and pun!

Paul Salman
Paul Salman
Wednesday August 4th, 2021 21:46

thanks also to Brian, Harriet and Max for also helping and visiting the site.

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