Bedford Fields

Community Forest Garden

129 GoodGymers have supported Bedford Fields with 25 tasks.


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Gardening at Bedford Fields

Wednesday 15th May 2024 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Gardening at Bedford Fields

Wednesday 17th July 2024 6:00pm - 7:30pm


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LeedsCommunity mission
LauraHelen NoyesKatie PresleyKatriona Goldmann
Freddie SaynorKatie Lees

Daylight (grave?) digging

Wednesday 17th April

Written by Helen Noyes

Six Good Gym Leeds members completed our first daylight session this year at Bedford Fields. We were able to see the results of all our previous twilight and torchlit tasks and the true scale of the lovely community gardens. This week we were quickly put to work digging a hole for a future three meter long pond (to soak willow shoots before they can be woven into a structure). The barrowloads of topsoil were then used to fill raised beds ready for planting. We found some interesting objects buried in the ground and spent time speculating on the possible backstories of the articles of clothing....hoping not to feature in future true crime dramas...

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Katie PresleyKirsty JamiesonUzair AhmedLauramay BarronAdam RichardsRachael Cooney

The Plot Thickens...

Wednesday 20th March

Written by Laura

Tonight 7 GoodGymers ran up to Bedford Fields once again to transfer wheelbarrows full of soil from one part of the garden to another to create a large raised flower bed.

It was rather muddy after yet more rain but we don't mind getting a bit mucky at GoodGym Leeds!

It's also nice to know that in a couple of weeks, we'll no longer need our head torches on a Wednesday evening, which is always a good thing when you're doing outside work.

Good work tonight team!

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Katie LeesUzair AhmedSasha PannuRachael CooneyFreddie SaynorJoe Porter

Trenches by Torchlight

Wednesday 13th March

Written by Laura

Tonight, we had a nice big group of 11 GoodGymers who met at Heart and ran up to Bedford Fields for my 50th mission with GoodGym.

We dug a trench under their new fence so that they could tighten it up and then put the mulch onto tree roots at the other side. The idea is to create a border to offer the trees more support. We finished off with a bit of tidying up. It's amazing how much we can get done in an hour between us. Well done team!

Welcome to newcomers Joe, Jubz & Sasha, it was great to meet you all & I hope to see you again soon.

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Noth MalabaKatriona GoldmannHelen NoyesKatie LeesKatie PresleyHelen Steel

Mulching by Moonlight!

Wednesday 14th February

Written by Laura

Tonight 6 GoodGymers ran from Heart to Bedford Fields Community Garden to do two jobs. Firstly we cleared the area behind the middle hedge, ready for their hedge workshop on Friday. We then raked the path and mulched by moonlight! To finish off we mulched the front path that is GoodGym Leeds' area; next time we're going to plan what we want to do in this area as a long term project which should keep us busy this spring/summer. I couldn't resist taking a picture of Naomi's amazing glow in the dark jacket :)

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LeedsCommunity mission
LauraHelen NoyesKatie PresleyKatie LeesKatriona GoldmannEllaRachael Cooney

The Never Ending Ivy

Wednesday 24th January

Written by Laura

Last night we headed back to Bedford Fields to continue to clear the Ivy from the trees.

This has been a long job which has taken several sessions but we're making good progress and it is actually quite a satisfying task!

It was lovely to meet Ella, a newcomer to GoodGymLeeds; we hope you enjoyed your first session!

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LeedsCommunity mission
LauraJamesCharlotte TaylorGabiMary Orobosa-OgbeideAneta KorobczukFreddie Saynor

Everywhere The Devil Spits, Poison Ivy Grows...

Sunday 21st January

Written by Laura

4 GoodGymers headed to Bedford Fields today to continue removing the Ivy from the trees.

It was great to meet newcomers Charlotte and James and to meet some of Bedford Field's regular volunteers.

We had a great session and everyone agreed how satisfying the process was! What a great way to start our Sunday afternoon, great work all!

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