Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Good & The Bad

There are days when we feel privileged to work in such wonderful surroundings as Worcester College. Friendly staff, students and fellows, wonderful wildlife encounters such as today with the sighting of two Kingfishers, and the beautiful gardens that the team work so hard to create.
Then there are days that are few and far between, but fill you full of disappointment. This morning was one of those such moments for the team, especially Joss.
The quad lawn, the focal point of the college, on which he spends a lot of his time and energy, had been walked all over in frosty conditions. Walking on this fine ornamental lawn is strictly forbidden and it is in frosty conditions when the resultant damage will be at its worst.
When a lawn is frosted the blades of grass are frozen. Walking on it will cause the blades to fracture and the internal cells to rupture, which results in a considerable amount of damage.
We ask the small number of students who caused this damage to please respect the work that we do in the gardens and refrain from walking on this lawn at all times.

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