Open Orchard

The Open Orchard project connects communities through fruit and planting fruit trees in public spaces.

12 GoodGymers have supported Open Orchard with 16 tasks.

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YiannyAlice GregsonSaoirseShannonAlex BowringFrances Collier-WrightKatie Allan

OO How Lovely!

Tuesday 5th September 2023

Written by Yianny (he / him)

Here's tonight's lowdown from Saoirse at Open Orchard:

Yesterday was fantastic, 6 people turned up and they absolutely whizzed through tasks that would have taken us a lot longer. They weeded all around the ornamental garden (I need to get an after photo!), turned the compost (this requires a strong back, of which none of us have so we were very grateful for this!), watered the much needed flowers and did a thorough litter pick.

Great work everyone, sounds like a good time had by all!

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Emily HartJoao Fernandes

Weed all about it!

Sunday 9th October 2022

Written by Emily Hart

Joao and I met up on a beautiful sunny Sunday to help Open Orchard with the upkeep of their community garden. It was great to hear from Saoirse about how this little green oasis in West Norwood was created and what they grow there. After an hour and a half of weeding and pruning we were all done. They are building a gravel garden next month so the help of Good Gymmer's will be needed again soon!

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SaoirseSarah BeckLasso Traore

Just like Buses Two GoodGymers Showed Up at Once!!

Thursday 18th August 2022

Written by Yianny (he / him)

Last night Las and Sarah came down and in Saoirse's own words: "were great, we got loads done!"

Attached are some photos including a before and after.

The guys helped prep a wildflower section, did some weeding and Lasso did some much needed watering!

This is the start of a blossoming relationship between GG Lambeth and Open Orchard so keep an eye out for a new monthly session on Sundays followed by a trip to the pub / coffee and a chat.

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