The first UK “Green Gym” project was pioneered at Sonning Common to the west of London in 1999 (/).
Since then several more Green Gym projects have got going in the UK under the BTCV volunteering umbrella. Sometimes in cities as well as the countryside, they are always well supervised, work is graded for its intensity and suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
One of the aims of The Conservation Volunteers scheme is to encourage and train volunteers to take over managing the Green Gym groups themselves with our support. With The Conservation Volunteers support, Haringey Green Gym recently got funding through ITV’s People Millions.