Group Run: Community Gardening at Thorlands

Tidying up this community garden as we continue with its project and vision


Location
Old Spike Roastery
54 Peckham Rye
London
SE15 4JR
Date and time
18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday, 29th of May 2024
Who this task will support
Thorlands Garden
Thorlands Gardens is a food growing club based on an east Lambeth housing estate, in Camberwell. There was a shared vision to move forward with a zero miles food project on unused and unloved brownfield spaces. There was an understanding that residents of all ages could volunteer simply for the value that experience gives to individual wellbeing. There is also the added bonus of sharing the fruits of the labour, which in this case is healthy produce, such as vegetables, salads, herbs, and edible flowers.


It's Wednesday night and we're doing it right...it's also our group run night!

Back to Thorlands! It's our monthly visit to this hidden gem and Simon will be eagerly awaiting our arrival to continue with the Thorlands community garden project. We'll be continuing in the "Forest" garden, we could be:

  • Putting down woodchip for the "Forest" path
  • Potting plants in the "Walled" garden
  • Planting saplings or shrubs in the "Forest" garden
  • Digging up acanthus and bindweed roots in all gardens
  • Mulching with cardboard and semi-composted material
  • Adding/managing the compost pile
  • Shaping shrub canopies

New to GoodGym Southwark?

Not to worry, it can be daunting coming to your first group run, but we are so welcoming whether you're just starting out as a runner or have been running for years. We welcome all!

Here's the important information - the "Where, When and What":

๐Ÿ“ We meet at Old Spike Peckham between 18:30-18:45. You can also meet us at the task: Thor Lands Gardens, Elsinore House, Denmark Road, London, SE5 9EJ at 19:15.

โŒš 18:30-18:45 (leaving at 18:45 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:15. We will be back in Peckham by 20:30 (latest).

โœ… There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ After a quick warm-up, we run together as a group. If there are loads of us, there will be a back marker to ensure no one is left behind. On this run, we will be running 3k each way. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 20 minutes. We will spend 45-50 minutes doing the tasks mentioned above (or as much as we can) before running back to finish by 20:30.

Advisable: Bring ๐Ÿงค gardening gloves.



Who's going

  • Gemma
  • Alex Bowring
  • Southwark runner
  • Richard Smith
  • Adrian
  • Katy Hulm
  • Steve Lee
  • Nathan Wood
  • David
  • Maria
  • David
  • Lambeth runner
  • Andrada
  • Daryl Shaw
  • Sam Lefevre

Discussion

Richard Smith
Richard Smith
Wednesday May 29th, 2024 08:26

Hi Sam meet you there..

Sam Lefevre
Sam Lefevre
he/him
Wednesday May 29th, 2024 08:39

Thanks Richard for letting me know - 19:15 or earlier, if you want to help Simon or get started on building the raised bed as I know you have done it before.

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New to GoodGym?

This is a GoodGym group run, where we run to help a local community organisation and then run back.

New GoodGymers are welcome to GoodGym group runs - no one gets left behind. You're unlikely to be alone, hundreds of new people sign up every week.

Find out more

Location
Old Spike Roastery
54 Peckham Rye
London
SE15 4JR
Date and time
18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday, 29th of May 2024
Who this task will support
Thorlands Garden
Thorlands Gardens is a food growing club based on an east Lambeth housing estate, in Camberwell. There was a shared vision to move forward with a zero miles food project on unused and unloved brownfield spaces. There was an understanding that residents of all ages could volunteer simply for the value that experience gives to individual wellbeing. There is also the added bonus of sharing the fruits of the labour, which in this case is healthy produce, such as vegetables, salads, herbs, and edible flowers.


Options are available to run between 3km and 6km in total

Remember that we run to and from the task, so you'll only be running for half this distance in one go.

This is a standard GoodGym group run. If you can't run for more than 15mins without stopping or you're worried about any aspect of the session, contact us.

Ideal for beginners

Old Spike Roastery
54 Peckham Rye
London
SE15 4JR

There's space to change and leave bags and toilets. We're not planning to do anything purposefully dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accept full responsibility for items stored at Old Spike Roastery, and Old Spike Roastery and GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses or damages.


Sam Lefevre
Led by Sam Lefevre

Southwark Area Activator since Sept 2021 Ultra runner (when I'm crazy), otherwise I stick to anything under a marathon... ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Maria
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Katy Hulm

What to look out for

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

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