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Hello Green Gymers

Now the weather is cooler the plants in the garden have gone into dormancy and the wildlife is less active. The green gymers will be using this quiet period in the wildlife gardener’s calendar to improve Winsford Gardens for the local community.

 Firstly we will be building a seating circle in the gardens consisting of 6 benches constructed from locally and sustainably sourced timber. The bench legs have been cut from 3 trees which were felled in Cator Park to make way for a new a new gate, and the bench tops were donated by the rangers at High Elms Country Park who had felled these large trees for safety reasons. The seating area will create a space for local residents to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting of Winsford Gardens, for local schools to have an outdoor classroom facility, and last but not least for Penge Green Gym to break from work and enjoy a cup of tea!

Secondly, Penge Green Gym will be creating a children’s area for natural play and exploration. This will be a significant step towards creating a more inclusive environment in Winsford Gardens for the whole community. It will be a sensory-rich play space, constructed with natural materials that will compliment the surrounding environment and change throughout the seasons. Over the next couple of months we will be constructing balance beams, log stepping stones, a living willow dome and arch, and zig-zag paths bordered with sensory planting.   
 
There is a huge amount of work to get involved with so do come down and join in!

Please Note the following important dates for your diary

Wednesday 19th December Penge Green Gym Christmas BBQ, following a short work session from 11am until 12.30pm, the Green Gym will be downing tools and gathering for a glass of mulled wine and festive burger. Do come down and bring something to share with the group!

Wednesday 26th December – As it is Boxing Day and a national holiday there will be no Green Gym session this week  

Wednesday 2nd January – As you may still be feeling the residual effects of the festive season there will be no Green Gym session this week

Wednesday 9th January – Green Gym sessions will be returning to normal this week. Come and join in every Wednesday from 11am until 2pm
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