Susi

Kingston upon Thames

14Good deeds

41runs

135cheers

Susi went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

🍁🍂What a Re-Leaf we had Be-Leaf 🍂🍁

Tue 27 Oct
Report written by Claire Dunne

It was a re-leaf it wasn’t raining for a favourite GoodGym task - leaf clearing at the Environmental Centre.

With great be-leaf in our abilities we swept the area in front of the centre of all the wet leaves and to our disbe-leaf we had finished in no time.

For our next task the garden and along the side of the building were in need of some leaf re-leaf. After some more clearing the garden, dome and plants were ready and leaf free.

Welcome to Russel on his first mission.

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Susi went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Hogsmill River Renos

Sun 25 Oct
Report written by Susi

Here are some before and after pics from our mission to clear the green spaces along the Hogsmill River. Graham and I met Alison from the Conservation Organisation (Kingston Biodiversity Network) at 10am, in the rain! She set us to work on saving the Wicks Saplings that they planted in spring, from the mass of weeds that had taken over. As we worked the sun came out to join us, along with a few extra volunteers. Together we cut back and cleared the brambles from along the river path.

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Susi signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Tidying up the green spaces in our community

Sun 25 Oct 10:00 am
Hogsmill Lane, Villiers Road, Kingston , KT1 3AW
Improve the ambience and biodiversity of wildlife in our community

The task is to assist in cutting back vegetation along Hogsmill lane footpath near Villiers road along the river as well as a litter pick

Task owner is Alison our local ecologist and very much active in the wildlife in our borough. She will be there to greet you and advise. Contact for the morning if you need it is 07867507086

She advises It would be conservation work at Hogsmill Lane and I can provide some hand tools and litter picks for this riverside footpath near the Post office sorting office off Villiers road.

Please bring gloves and stout footwear, some brambles to cut off the path

There is parking at the Fairfield trade park car park

Btw ...Gloves!

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Susi signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Re- LEAF at the Kingston Environment Centre

Tue 27 Oct 18:30 pm
Kingston Environment Centre , 1 Kingston Road, New Malden , KT3 3PE
Help clear the space for work, play and a cleaner environment in this great community centre

Helping KEC to stay on top of autumn at Kingston Environment Centre - https://kingstoneco.org.uk/who-we-are/

On the last visit a few of our team mentioned assisting once the leaves fall in so they have asked us back to bag the leaves and keep the space clear for all the good things to happen there.

In fact they said 'A brilliant job was done on Tuesday at Kingston Environment Centre. The group seemed so keen and to come back again so we would welcome a leaf-sweeping posse if possible'

Pam and Jean should be there to greet you and mobile for the evening in case you need it is 0776 2846 906

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Susi went on a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Grafting in the forest to create GG trees!

Thu 23 Jul
Report written by Jane Yelloly

It was the first trip to Kingston's Edible Community Forest for Susi, Graham and Matt so they were guided into this magical plot of land so tucked away behind the A3 and allotments.

It is also deceiving larger than meets the eye, a bit like a tardis.

Brian the task owner gave us a wonderful demo and lesson in the art of grafting. It most definitely is an art - a form of propagating new fruit trees using buds or twigs – the ‘scion wood’ from an existing tree using a very sharp knife (yikes we thought) and fusing it onto a branch or stem of another tree.

We split into two pairs - Susi and Matt - the 'grafters' - who did an awesome job grafting about 10 almond and plum trees that should hopefully in a year's time be a 'GG tree' and given to primary schools.

The other pair of Jane and Graham did some hard grafting of a different kind - lopping a bay tree and hawthorn tree that were blocking the light of recently grown grafted apple trees.

We finished with an absolute treat after this thirsty work - a quick forage to find juicy mulberries. And left with a top tip from Brian of where to find a public mulberry tree in Kingston Town Centre that remains a hidden secret!

Thank you to Brian for a top time.

We are back at the Edible Forest in a couple of weeks, and for any GGers with kids on school holidays, they are welcome to come along with you.

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Susi signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Kingston upon Thames

Help with the maintenance and growth of this great community forest

Thu 23 Jul 18:00 pm
Knollmead Allotments , Tolworth, KT5 9QP
improve the upkeep and nature development for all in the community to enjoy

Edible Forest have loved our visits and so to have those that made the journey from GG to help keep on top of all the things happening there.

So much so that repeat visits are now in place to help stay on top of the work that needs doing to help the forest thrive!

This time around I am told there will be some ripe plums on the menu as well so you may find one or two making there way to your fruit bowl after you visit ; - )

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Susi completed a ride • Foodbank collection for Goodgym
Mon 20 Jul
18.7km
01:05:32
03:30/km
Susi went on a mission
Mission
Kingston upon Thames

Oodles of noodles and treats for all.

Mon 20 Jul
Report written by Susi

After a last minute request for help with a foodbank collection, I zipped over to collect their voucher and list of requests. As advised I took my bike and all the bags I could find to ferry the foodbank parcel back to their home. It's was only as I sailed down Upper Brighton Rd into Surbiton that it dawned on me that I would have to cycle back up that hill, luggage and all!! Arriving at the foodbank we packed up what they had from the list including oodles of noodles, chocolate mini eggs, biscuits and an assortment of other goodies. We then arranged for the missing items to be drop off by home delivery tomorrow, to make sure the family will be well stocked for supply. Mrs O was delighted to receive the delivery and even more so to hear that more would be on its way to them tomorrow. Thank you Foodbank Team for a job well done.

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Mon 20 Jul
Susi has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Sun 19 Jul 2020

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

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