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Six goodgymers boldly applied their SPF, wore appropriate clothing, and journied to Florence Park to help Naturescape with the next part of their garden project.
The original invitation was for pond digging but the pond space needs more fundraising before it can be built. Instead we were tasked with helping to lay the sensory path which meanders through the garden.
The path is made up of individual tyres, dug into the earth and then filled with soil and topped with a variety of materials; smooth pebbles, woodchip, sandy grit and aromatic plants.
Digging homes for the tyres was sweaty work. They all need to be level to ensure an even, safe path. Holes were dug, spirit levels employed, little bits of soil added or taken away here and there.
****We all left craving ice-cream and cold showers but it was a wonderful task and so fantastic to see the progress of this exciting space.
Congratulations to Samantha for her 50th good deed. Your black t-shirt awaits!
Naturescape is a lovely project in Florence Park, converting a disused mini golf course into a nature education area.
Naturescape would like some help with some gardening and pond digging
Tools will be provided but please bring your own gardening gloves.
Please note new location due to poor weather forecast: we will now be at the Children’s Allotment. It is just off Cricket Rd near Florence Park. The Children’s Allotment is a regular task location for us, and have kindly offered use of their space, which has cover in case of rain. Location pin here.
We’re getting together for a picnic in the park, both to celebrate everything you’ve all achieved as a group in the last year, and to give Rob a good send off as he’s moving away from Oxford at the end of the month.
Bring your own snacks and drinks, we’ll bring the frisbee and a few other games for some silly fun.
We’ll confirm the pin of our exact location in the parks nearer the time.
Fingers crossed that the sunshine lasts!
Numbers restricted to 30 as that’s the maximum allowed to socialise together outside at the moment.