OHSCA Green Team
The Green Team is a hands-on group who would rather do than talk. We look after the beds at St George’s (by the cinema) which we developed in 2010, the Fire Station, St Augustine’s Road, the four beds in Milton Road, off South Canterbury Road, the planter in Albert Road, as well as keeping the big shrubbery in the New Dover Road stocked. We prune, plant bulbs, replace shrubs if necessary, add seasonal planting, mow, clip, manure, weed, water and deadhead.
We also felt that it would be good to play our part in Canterbury’s entry for Britain in Bloom, so since 2016 we have entered St Georges, the Fire Station and Milton Road for Its Your Neighbourhood, which is sponsored by the RHS. All three gardens have been adjudged “thriving” for the past three years.
Litterpicking is a part of our effort, both in the mini-gardens where litter regularly has to be removed and as big litter-picks two or three times a year. Some enthusiastic people collect litter much more often!
For the past eight years we have collected money towards planting new trees. In recent years St Augustine’s Road, Cowdrey Place and Ersham Road have had new trees planted. In 2018 we planted a gingko outside the Police Station and we have plans to plant more trees in the near future.
We are a smallish group and welcome helpers. This is hands-on stuff, so please contact us if you would like to get involved.