Group run

Anything trove

6 GoodGymers made their way 6.5km to help the StarGarAllot Community Garden in Cardiff.

  • Lydia
  • Michael
  • Su Fernandez
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Flo
  • Jamie Emerson
Tuesday, 29th of March 2022
Led by Michael

This week we met outside Big Moose, to be a little closer to the task - making it a nice 2 miles of active travel each way.

Our chat today consisted of blancmange (tedious link to a future task), so here are some facts about blancmange.

  1. The origin is unknown, but one of the oldest recipes is German.
  2. The traditional recipes included ingredients like almond milk or milk, shredded chicken or fish, and sugar.
  3. The typical Blancmange recipe consists of nearly 393 calories including 45% fat, 14% protein, and 12% carbohydrate.

We set off on our straight 2 miles to the task, on the way came another conversation - argos moving into Sainsburys, what's the point?

Tonight we were on our way to help at StarGarAllot Community Allotment, we have been helping here for several years now so it seemed fitting to be back to celebrate the clocks going forward giving us back our light evenings. Over the years we have seen the site develop and grow, we've made pathways, built sheds, and seen them awarded the green flag award. Our task today, to dig over the plot ready for planting potatoes, and move as much of the bags of gravel back onto the site as possible.


First we all had to get together and move the cold frame from on top of the soil, the cold frame was actually once the roof to the old greenhouse that we dismantled on a previous task. Once moved, Jamie and Michael made their way to start shovelling the gravel, one barrow at a time. After several wheelbarrows each, two of the bags were ready to be dragged over to their new location - today was a cross-fit kinda task

Meanwhile, Emily, Flo, Lydia and Su were busy with forks, turning and loosening the soil and removing and large weeds. Having an amazing time as they discovered an array of goodies from their digging, there's always something when you dig on this plot. It was a bit of a fight to finally get everyone to stop digging, as it became something of a treasure hunt, but we did finally down tools and get our group photo in.

Quick time so some plums, cake and fruit tea, before heading home for the evening. There's plenty more listed for the next two months, so get choosing your volunteer tasks for April & May and we will see you then.

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Led by Michael

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Runners helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Su Fernandez
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Flo

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