Angus Grant

Oxford

66Good deeds

412runs

361cheers

Next GroupRun Orchard triangle
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Barracks Lane Community Garden

Wed 24 Aug 17:45 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Hazmat suits at the ready again?

Barracks Lane Community Garden is a beautiful green space and eco building at the heart of a vibrant community in Oxford. It is for everyone to use and enjoy and hosts many events and activities throughout the year.

We will be taking on a few different maintenance tasks around the garden to keep it looking lovely; weeding the paving and some sorting/tidying/moving in the sensory garden area. We have to be out of the garden by 7:30pm, hence the slightly early start. If you can't make it to the garden for 6pm just join us a little later.

Please bring your own gardening gloves if you have some (don’t worry if you don’t- we’ll bring some spares). All tools will be provided.

Meeting options:
* If you would like to run or walk to the task as a group meet at East Oxford Community Centre at 5:45pm * If you would prefer to meet at the task location please aim for 6:00pm at Barracks Lane Community Garden, Barracks Lane, off Cumberland Road, OX4 2AP.

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Oxford

Orchard triangle

Wed 17 Aug 17:45 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Tree maintenance

Marston Community Garden cooperative includes a community allotment, flower garden, the Forest Garden, a chicken coup, an orchard and a new Community Wood on New Marston Recreation Ground, plus much more. We have a few visits planned through the summer, so you'll be getting familiar with a lot of it!

This week we will be at orchard triangle near St Nicholas' Primary School. We will be weeding, feeding, watering and mulching fruit trees and bushes to keep them healthy as they get established.

Bring your gardening gloves. All tools will be provided.

Meeting locations:
* If you would like to join a group run to the task location please meet at 5:45pm outside East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, OX4 1DD. Please note the community centre is now closed for redevelopment so we won’t have access for toilets etc. It is under 2 miles to the task location from there.
* If you prefer to meet at the task meet outside St Nicholas Primary School OX3 0PJ at 6:15pm.

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Oxford

Happiest when Scything

Wed 3 Aug
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

The Aston's Eyot Triathlon: Scything, Digging and log-carrying. It'll be a Commonwealth Games sport one day you know!

We spent our evening working around the new wildlife pond on Aston's Eyot - digging nettle roots out of the area where the Friends of Aston's Eyot plan to create a boggy area, scything and raking up nettles to try and encourage greater biodiversity, and moving logs to create suitable habitats for reptiles to hibernate (and to clear them from a new footpath).

Aston's Eyot used to be a rubbish dump, so there's lots of Victorian trash all over just below the surface, which makes digging and weeding a bit of a treasure hunt. Who could have predicted that we would be unearthing an old laxative bottle and taking it home to use as a vase? Hopefully the digging team won't get prosecuted for their efforts by Christchurch college - the sign prohibiting digging looked pretty ancient!

Scything is a GoodGym right of passage, so we're always delighted to have a chance to show our newer members how to do it. Fortunately this load of nettle scything didn't seem to trigger everyone's allergies like it did when we scythed nettles in June before. Good to know August is better for the hayfever sufferers!

Well done on reaching the 10 Good Deeds milestone Laurie.

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Aston’s Eyot

Wed 3 Aug 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Scything :-)

Aston’s Eyot is an island in East Oxford formed by the River Thames, the River Cherwell and Shire Lake Ditch. The 32 acre nature reserve was originally a water meadow, then a rubbish tip for a while at the end of the 19th Century, it is now a mosaic of woodland, open area and scrubland. The land is managed by the Friends of Aston’s Eyot as a nature reserve with public access.

There will be various jobs for us to do around Aston’s Eyot nature reserve, including digging out a pit to make a boggier patch near the trial pond, scything, and other maintenance tasks.

Please bring your own gardening gloves.All tools will be provided.

Meeting options:

If you would like to run to the task location with the group meet in the car park of the Richard Benson Hall at 6pm.It is less than a mile to Aston’s Eyot, but we can take a slightly longer route if we set off on time.
If you want to meet at the task we will be at the intersection of Meadow Lane and Jackdaw Lane at 6:15pm. We will walk along to Aston's Eyot together from there.

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Angus Grant completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 30 Jul
5.0km
23:26
04:39/km
Angus Grant completed a training run • Evening Run
Thu 28 Jul
7.5km
44:18
05:52/km
Angus Grant completed a training run • Evening Run
Mon 25 Jul
7.0km
43:08
06:09/km
Angus Grant completed a training run • 3/4 of a park Run
Sat 23 Jul
3.9km
18:01
04:36/km
Angus Grant completed a training run • Evening Run
Thu 21 Jul
10.8km
01:18:06
07:14/km
Angus Grant completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 17 Jul
5.0km
34:31
06:57/km
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