Kate MacPherson

Kingston upon Thames

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Kate MacPherson completed a coach visit
Sun 16 May
Kate MacPherson went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

A Local School’s Garden Tidy Up

Tue 11 May

St Luke’s Primary School has requested some regular gardening support to keep the front entrance to the school looking tidy. This would help to facilitate more outdoor learning opportunities.

Please bring your own gloves. See you at the Elm Road school gates by the bicycle racks next to the crossing.

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Kate MacPherson completed a coach visit
Sun 9 May
Kate MacPherson completed a coach visit
Sun 2 May
Kate MacPherson went on a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

If only we had more thyme.

Sat 1 May
Report written by Rob Haworth

Round 2 of the Ham parade flower bed wheel thing mission and this time there were double the numbers of GoodGymers in attendance. Maybe it was the smells of the bacon and sausage bap stand drawing them over or the fancy houmous stall at Ham parade Market, but whatever it was, it was sure great to have more hands on deck. Unfortunately the volunteers last time ran out of time and hands so the wheel isn't quite finished, but there were still herbs to plant and jobs to do. A couple of ton bags of rubble and stone for the concrete mixture were left over and needed to be split down into smaller bags to make it easier to transport elsewhere. Splitting into teams, the race was on. Kate and Freya took on Rob and Chris, and with some friendly competition we soon emptied both bags. Next job was the herb planting, and with them all carefully laid out in their designated spot we set to work digging them into the ground. Chris built a dirt castle for the sunflower in the middle and Freya showed off her knowledge of forts vs castles. Rob went off to check out the pie stand in the market and Kate took advantage of the old flower containers and mini greenhouses for her class project. One person's junk is another person's school resource! With just a little bit of over time we got all the herbs in the ground and gave each one a bit of water to get them started. We will be back again soon to help finish the job but so far so good and the Ham Parade herb garden is wheely starting to take shape.

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Kate MacPherson went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Great to be inVOLEd again!

Tue 27 Apr
Report written by Rob Haworth

And so balsam bashing season begins, this time with a fantastic ulterior motive that was to clear the river banks of the Hogsmill of not just the hardly sprouted balsam but of everything in preparation for the release of 600 water vole next year. But first things first - dinner time. This weekend citizen zoo will begin the planting of various plants favoured by water vole as food, so clearing the overgrown banks of nettles and balsam was the first course.

We met Elliot from Kingston Council, just off the cycle super highway who gave us the low down of the mission and some instructing on how to use the slasher tool. Due to a dry April so far the balsam we were looking for had yet to really sprout and any that had was still in it's infancy, but with his keen eyes he spotted a little balsam shrub from the path and was able to show us what to look for.

Splitting into three teams we got to work on two different areas of the riverbank, plus a litter pick around the area. Freya couldn't wait to get stuck into Elliot's welly boots, Jassy slashed and hacked at the nettles with much gusto and Jane took her stress of dog sitting out on the nettles and weeds. Kate went digging for a plastic basket, Di got to work on the other bank with her slasher, Rob nearly went for a swim whilst tackling the balsam right down by the edge of the river and Rachel flew off with Eleanor to find something to sit on.

An hour and a half later having made solid inroads into our sections of the banks we downed tools and left Elliot to cart them all back to fishponds, whilst in the middle of his own conference call.

It was great to see a number of you back today - Jassy, Freay, Eleanor and Di - but a massive well done and congratulations to the one and only Rachel who completed her 100th good deed! Amazing work and thanks so much for all your efforts, especially over the past year.

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Kate MacPherson signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

A Local School’s Garden Tidy Up

Tue 11 May 18:30 pm
St. Luke's C.E. Primary School , Acre Road , Kingston upon Thames , KT2 6EN
Help improve outdoor learning opportunity and support the school community.

St Luke’s Primary School has requested some regular gardening support to keep the front entrance to the school looking tidy. This would help to facilitate more outdoor learning opportunities.

Please bring your own gloves. See you at the Elm Road school gates by the bicycle racks next to the crossing.

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Kate MacPherson completed a coach visit
Sun 25 Apr
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