Antonia Van Koeverden

York

13Good deeds

19runs

92cheers

Antonia Van Koeverden went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Jump to it Frogs

Sat 7 May
Report written by Pete

Meeting in Rowntree Park for round 2 of helping out on the new wildlife section 9 goodgymers (some fresh from Park Run, others fresh from bed) met others from the friends of Rowntree Park to keep working on a newly cleared area that will increase the diversity of wildlife and hopefully become an area that can be frequently and visited by all comers to the park. Whilst there were a variety of tasks it was the GGers that were given the heavy digging tasks, where we continued to turn over a sizeable area that later this week will be sown with wild flower seeds. Meanwhile others were planting in 2 new pond areas and David started his audition for the new Poldark series with the scythe. Any task that features tea and cake is well received so after a nice cuppa and cake we finished off the digging. Still plenty to do there, so no doubt we will be back. Oh and did I mention that we must have seen at least 20 frogs that were individually encouraged out of the way of the scythe with no injuries for frog or GGers…

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Antonia Van Koeverden signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Digging and Sowing the wildflower bed at Rowntree Park

Sat 7 May 10:30 am
Rowntree Park, York, YO23 1JQ
The new meadow will be a relaxing place for people and wildlife to enjoy

It’s a good time of year to get digging and sowing wildflowers and a wildlife area. Come along to Rowntree Park and help us with the meadow.

Sure there will be some of us doing a Park Run first and who knows - cake and brunch after ?

If there is anyone from Leeds on a bit of Park Run tourism then feel free to join us - we are a friendly crowd and the task is a short walk/run/cycle away from the race course Park Run….

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Antonia Van Koeverden went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Turfing out the Frogs

Sat 30 Apr
Report written by Laura Barrett

We spent a sunny hour turning turf, with a bit of sything by Louise and Dom thrown in, to help the Friends of Rowntree Park develop their wildlife area. It was great to see the pond we had previously help move up and running and teeming with wildlife. Some of us spent a good part of the task stopping and relocating frogs to the pond that were in the turf we were trying to turn. Abi found a record amount. It was good to see Jonathon from St Nick's again, who was teaching sything skills to anyone who was keen to have a go.

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Antonia Van Koeverden signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Digging and Sowing the wildflower bed at Rowntree Park

Sat 30 Apr 10:30 am
Rowntree Park, York, YO23 1JQ
The new meadow will be a relaxing place for people and wildlife to enjoy

It’s a good time of year to get digging and sowing wildflowers and a wildlife area. Come along to Rowntree Park and help us with the meadow. We may also be doing some sything. We will be meeting in the wildlife area which is on your right as you come in the Butcher Terrace entrance to the park, behind the Environment Agency building.

There will be some of us doing a Park Run first and who knows - cake and brunch after ?

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Antonia Van Koeverden went on a community mission
Community mission
York

Two hundred and twentree! 🌳

Sun 27 Mar
Report written by Nicola Gover

Pleased that we didn't have to run/cycle/scoot all the way to Haxby (bad mission naming Nikki!) we assembled at York St John playing fields on a beautiful sunny day, and met Frank who explained they'd dug us up 220 self-seeding trees from Grimston Bar ready for their new life here.

After directing him in to the right spot, Mitch and I started a bit behind, and the rest of the team were already in full tree-planting frenzy. We were a little worried they'd be done already, but there were plenty of trees left to plant. Apologies to Mitch for my overly zealous quality control quickly getting me swapped back to planting Vs spading duties.

Returning back to the main area, we found Val and Pete planting away at speed, and Egg and Amy seemed to have an interesting turf-ripping technique going on. The tree bags were getting emptied quicker and quicker as our techniques improved, and talk was turning to brunch.

In no time at all we were done and joined the rest of the group (Rotaries and Woodland Trust volunteers) for a quick chat and photos. Noone could remember how many trees they'd planted, so the prize went to the unstoppable Val, who turned up for some mother's day fun with Egg despite taking a nasty tumble the day before, and sporting her black eye and stitches - what a trooper!

A quick prosecco handover, an invite to the summer picnic and an involved discussion of which café to go to finished off the session - most of us cycling/running/scooting back into town for a picnic (and ice-cream!) in Minster Gardens. Perfect!

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Antonia Van Koeverden signed up to a community mission
Community mission
York

Tree planting off Haxby road (with competition to win wine!)

Sun 27 Mar 11:00 am
York St Johns Sports Ground, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8FY
More trees!

Help plant trees for York Rotary at St Johns Sports Ground, Haxby Road. 2 hour session but feel free to leave earlier if you need.

It's an ideal task for pairs and it would be great to have at least six couples. They've borrowed 9 planting spades from Forest England

Competition - a bottle of wine for the couple who plant the most trees in two hours!

More details here, please bring gloves. https://www.yorkrotary.co.uk/tree-partnership-picnic

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Antonia Van Koeverden has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 21 Mar 2022

Antonia has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Antonia Van Koeverden went on a group run
Group run
York

Taken at the flood

Mon 21 Mar
Report written by Nicky Woodall

🌆We met for our group run at dusk on a lovely Monday, still in a bit of light, which was greatly appreciated.

👋We were thrilled to welcome Martha and Dan for their first GoodGym session.

☘️We had an Irish-themed (for St Patrick's Day) naming and numbering tonight where we found that lots of us enjoy Irish food and beverages, and Irish people too. We then did a quick warm up and walked/ran to Rowntree Park 👍

⚡On arriving at the park, we spotted a GoodGym t shirt running past at lightning speed. On (eventually) catching up with them, I discovered it was Rob, the Area Activator for GoodGym Solihull who's visiting York at the moment. Although he wasn't able to join us tonight, we hope to see him again soon 🥳

🌊We were met at Rowntree by Kristina from the Council (and Michal and Rachel) who explained what we needed to do. Friends of Rowntree Park are hoping to be able to reopen the park on Wednesday but needed some help to be able to do that. We were therefore tasked with clearing the paths that the street sweepers weren't able to get to. Armed with brooms, leaf blowers, shovels and rakes, we quickly set to work, dividing and conquering to tackle all corners of the park 💪

🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️After half an hour, we'd cleared lots of paths and made lots of areas more accessible. Oh, and Antonia found some nice frogs too 🐸

📸 We had a group photo before doing our fitness session on the area of grass by Millennium Bridge. This involved various relays (and some very impressive speed-skipping and hopping).

👌 With everyone just a little bit more tired, we headed back to base to stretch and go to the pub. Some of us were also lucky enough to be collecting some incredibly yummy biscuits baked by Ellie and Ben for their charity fundraising effort 🍪

🙌We've got a task on Friday morning needing a few more pairs of hands and various missions available so do please sign up if you're able to. There are also currently a couple more spaces for tree-planting in Haxby, which not only sounds really fun and worthwhile but also offers the possibility to win a bottle of wine 🍷

👏Thank you for your hard work tonight everyone, and hopefully see you again soon 😁

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