turf stripping

Turf stripping, to expose fresh soil and the buried seedbank

Horsham Green Gym is an independent volunteer nature conservation group run by its members, with support from Horsham District Council.

We work at various sites in and near Horsham, West Sussex getting exercise and fresh air while improving the local environment, learning new skills and making new friends. Membership is free.
Some health benefits of joining Green Gym.

When we meet – We meet at 10 am every Tuesday and Thursday through the year. The Tuesday group often has more than 25 people; about 15 members come to the Thursday meetings.

You can attend on either day or just one, as your other interests and commitments permit. We usually aim to finish work by 1.0 pm.

What we do – Tasks have included installing simple benches, tree planting, clearing streams, bird box making, rhododendron, gorse and bramble clearance, path creating, path resurfacing and creating glades in the woods to allow wild flowers to re-establish.

We are also proficient at creating dead hedges and removing plastic tree guards. Our members also have experience of pond clearance, fencing, coppicing and hedge laying.

Programme – Our programme of work is planned every three months for the next three months. Sometimes, due to weather or other factors, sites and tasks have to be changed at short notice and it pays to view the website before leaving home.

Interested? – If all this sounds like something you would like to do, please have a good look at the ‘How to join us’ page.

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