loves her nephews, aikido, growing her food, bouldering, hiking, running, a good picnic or sharing food with friends & ... adventures!
GoodGym super team - Claire, James, Max & Celine - split in the two areas that were allocated for the day: Claire joined the friends of Parkwood Spring volunteers and cleared back ivy and brambles in the Little Pear Tree Field near the top of PWS, which is shaping up nicely. Meanwhile, Max was introduced to the forest garden and joined James and Celine in the couch grass uprooting in the former pond area. Neither rain nor hail deterred us!
Parkwood Forest Garden is a beautiful calm space and a productive permaculture project. It is a young forest garden developed by Sheffield City Council in association with volunteers. The Forest Garden is a productive managed woodland, which produces food for both people and wildlife. We have been volunteering regularly at this great location since Feb 2019, our maintenance activities generally include: weeding, mulching and pruning.
Meet at Parkwood Springs Forest Garden car park (09.50am) (opposite flats 104-138), Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XB and walk over to the garden for 10.00am. Please note: There is no GG taskforce member leading this event - Volunteer Lovely Louise Friends of Parkwood Springs will be meeting GG volunteers in the carpark.
Friends of Parkwood Springs are following council COVID guidance. All tools and appropriate training are provided, tool cleaning materials provided, activities will be planned to avoid sharing tools and ensure social distancing.
Please bring you own gloves, wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes if the weather is a bit grey, and come and join in.
After the overcrowding in our local parks brought by the good weather and the deluge of photos showing the awful litter left on Wednesday (7 tonnes at Endcliffe Park alone), we feared the situation would be just as bad Thursday morning and set out to help clean up.
A coordinated very early morning effort from council and volunteers meant Endcliffe was virtually clear by 9am, so George went to her local rec and cleared a bag. Michelle filled 2 black bags from her local Mount Pleasant park before work. Celine and I joined clean up crew at Crookes Valley Park, filling 7 black bags between us, even employing some advanced litter picking techniques to fish what we could out of the lake.
This mini heatwave has brought out the usual dirty beggars leaving our parks in a disgusting state. Lots of clean up efforts going on today, but will be just as bad tomorrow.
Bring your own gloves/picker. Hoping to get a group to help tackle maybe CVP or Endcliffe, but if you can only spare a short time in your local park, it all helps 👍