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Coppicing, pollarding and planting trees at Petersham Common
🗓Saturday 10:00am

📍The Car park BEHIND Star and Garter TW10 6RR

Preserving the historic vista that Turner painted!

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Sam signed up to a community mission.

Sat 4th Mar at 10:00am

Supporting the local Sea Scouts with various projects at their new HQ!

After a ten year dream to build a new HQ the local Sea Scouts need some support keeping everything running well.

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Sam went on a community mission

Sat 28th Jan at 10:00am

Tree Pluggers

Richmond Report written by JP

A chilly Saturday morning saw 9 cheery GoodGymers out on Petersham Common planting trees, as part of an overall effort to plant 2,500 trees this winter and 25,000 trees over the past 5 years - all with the help of many volunteers including plenty of support from GoodGym.

Our task was to plant blackthorn and cherry trees - native varieties - towards the bottom end of the Common. Ken explained that the woods is lacking in medium height trees that many birds need to set up a nest in, and showed us how we could use "slot planting" for those with smaller roots. Once they've grown the cherries and blackthorns will be coppiced so they grow back thicker, making for a more immersive woodland for visitors and better habitats for songbirds - an ideal activity for the RSPB's Big Birdwatch weekend!

Despite the chilly air we did our job happily, chatting away in our small groups as we searched for spots to fit a tree, avoiding the bluebells and underground roots. We got through all the trees Ken had brought along and felt happy and satisfied as we headed off to begin our weekends.

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Liz (She/her)

Sun 29th Jan at 3:48pm

Brilliant work team! 🌲🌳🌲🌳

Sam went on a group run

Mon 23rd Jan at 6:45pm

We do like Mondays!

Richmond Report written by Liz (She/her)

Starting at Tap Tavern in Richmond, a walking group led by Liz headed straight over Richmond Bridge at a brisk pace while a running group led by Jack did a warm-up before getting a good 2.5km run to meet at St Christopher's. A very warm welcome to Elidon for the first time!

The group split into three: one to get stuck straight into cutting back hedges at the front of the beautiful building, one to do a running session with Sam to finalise his run leader training and one to head to the back garden for some HIIT training with Liz. All groups put in a brilliant effort then rotated round to take on the next activity. Everyone active, job done and fitness increased, Monday night for the win!

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Sam signed up to a community mission.

Sat 11th Mar at 10:00am

Helping the Happy Ham Landers

Improving the natural habitat of the Ham Lands nature reserve

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Monika KohlmaierKash
Sam signed up to a community mission.

Sun 5th Mar at 10:30am

Walking task surveying paths from Richmond to Putney

Helping to create a pedestrian-friendly map of the UK

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Sam signed up to a group run.

Mon 27th Feb at 6:45pm

Helping maintain St. Christopher's Children's Home

Looking after the property at this local children's home

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Sam signed up to a community mission.

Sat 25th Feb at 10:00am

Tree planting at Petersham Common

Planting 1000 trees and creating wildlife habitats!

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