The River Sherbourne Valley Living Landscape scheme aims to reconnect the people of Coventry with the city’s river, restore the river for wildlife and complement the growing City of Culture programme linked to nature.
We have been tasked with looking after the area from Whitley to Bagington. We will plog and litter pick and make our way alongside the river path as far as we can towards Bagington. There is a car park near the building at the bottom of the Whitley Common or spaces on the road too. If you are able to take a bag to put in your bin after, that would be much appreciated.
The Social Supermarket have asked for help with a stocktake as they organise donations ready for sharing with those in need through the Social Supermarket in the Foleshill Community Centre. Please note the slightly earlier start.
Since our last visit in 2020, a lot of work has been completed on the allotment. Dan has lots of tasks for us to support with to allow for the Scouts to use this area to learn, grow and thrive. There is a limit to 6 volunteers at this task. Please also bring your own gardening gloves. We will be following the most up to date guidance on social distancing.
This Saturday, Coventry goodgym once again paid a visit to Springboard’s Lakeview allotment site. We managed to dodge the showers and dark clouds and complete lots of tasks.
Hedges were tidied up, strawberries saved and moved out of a bed, an area of land was cleared for a new water store and tasks in the potting shed were completed.
It was a lovely afternoon, filled with fun, chatter and activity. It’s a pleasure to spend an afternoon in such a city oasis; filled with nature and friends.
We will be back again next month to continue supporting the allotment.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, 6 Goodgym Coventry members met at the 24th Scouts Allotments.
Our tasks today's weren't cover beds, turn soil and move wood.
Smaller beds were covered by Vic and Graeme after the hoops had been sawn.
The larger bed needed a mesh over the metal construction. Many hands -and cable ties- made light work and Damian, Jackie, Katherine and Liz finished this.
The new potato beds were turned and many logs were relocated.
Another lovely task completed.
Since our last visit in 2020, a lot of work has been completed on the allotment. Dan has lots of tasks for us to support with to allow for the Scouts to use this area to learn, grow and thrive. There is a limit to 6 volunteers at this task. Please also bring your own gardening gloves. We will be following the most up to date guidance on social distancing. Tasks to include erecting the polytunnel so digging the trench and then helping them to cover, planting potatoes, clearing and levelling out seating area and moving the slabs if possible :)
Team Springboard offer training, work experience and volunteering opportunities in practical horticulture. They believe that working outside in a natural environment helps to reduce social isolation and improves wellbeing. It also provides the opportunity to learn new skills.
We have visited their allotment before and will be supporting the team with their plans to move areas around, gravity fed irrigation, raspberries, planting asparagus etc.
Please ensure you have gloves with you.
Goodgym sprung into action with a return to the Springboard community allotment where there is always plenty to do.
Jackie, Graeme and Vickie set to work on a gigantic raised bed. Meanwhile Laura and Lil cleared some old beds of weeds and covered the soil in straw. Esther, as usual, shared her expertise and knowledge with the goodgym team. This week, we found out all about asparagus. The team got lots done and rain managed to hold off for the duration.