Group run

Tiny Forest, BIG Milestones

16 GoodGymers made their way 2.7km to help the Tiny forest in Lewisham.

  • John Hunter
  • Tom Bigglestone
  • Steve Lee
  • Kim Parker
  • Vic
  • Greenwich runner
  • Iitmari
  • Lewisham runner
  • Greenwich runner
  • Linda Gatley
  • Matthew Tipler
  • Clare Nicholson
  • Julian Osman
  • Lewisham runner
  • Abi
  • Becky White
Monday, 11th of September 2023
Led by Kim Parker

What a wonderful couple of weeks for achievements in the Blue Borough, we've had:

  1. Steve's 500th good deed, in fact it was his 502nd last night!!

  2. Linda's 100th good deed, actually her 101st last night

  3. Iitmari's 100th good deed, which came as a surprise but I've seen it nearing the past couple of group runs!

Congrats - you've all done an amazing amount of good in our borough and I can't wait to celebrate your next 100 good deeds with you.

Onto the task for this week, we were heading to the Tiny Forest in Ladywell Fields to help build their extension as they're planting another 200 saplings at the site. It was a good strength workout as the ground was pretty hard from all the hot weather we've had recently!

The group split into smaller groups with a group digging the next trench, we had to dig 50cm down and put that soil on the first trench and then loosen the soil below.

There was another group raking the dried grass which will be the organic matter in the soil sandwich above.

Another group tackling the pile of woodchip which had become overrun with pesky bindweed and brambles. That will be used around the extension once the saplings are planted.

Next up was a group tackling the weeding in the Tiny Forest. This was a delicate task of taking bindweed off the tiny saplings to make sure they grow big and strong.

The main task of the evening was making sure the Tiny Forest dog was kept entertained and that was a group effort!

Well done for getting stuck in with the various tasks, we'll be back mid-October, with lights to continue the hard work.

*it's most definitely head torch time towards the end of tasks so dig those head torches out!

Report written by Kim Parker

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Linda Gatley
Linda Gatley
Sunday September 17th, 2023 18:06

Lovely report and photos!

Jack Da Silva
Jack Da Silva
Monday September 25th, 2023 15:43

well done all, really great to read about this!

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