Ap-pleasant task in the orchard
16 runners ran to help the Jesmond Community Orchard in Newcastle.
- Sunday, 22nd of September 2019
- Led by Maddy Winnard
After 90% of us got lost in the neighbouring cemetry, a record 16 GoodGymers rocked up to lend a hand at the beautiful Jesmond Community Orchard. We welcomed Holly for her first good deed!
After being given a brief tour of the orchard by head volunteer Fiona, Louise, Sam, Rachel, Andrew, Andy², Debbie and Bronte the dog got busy with weeding, as did Paul after handing out some much needed snacks, Tom and Dan mowed the lawn, Amy pruned the willow, Aimee and Holly planted some strawberries, Miranda and I planted some wallflowers and Charlotte got busy photographing.
We had a quick well-deserved PIP stop for tea and home-grown apples.
The orchard are having their annual "Apple Day" on the 12th October where you can make your own apple juice so feel free to pop along!
We all remarked that we couldn't believe we'd never known about this peaceful orchard just round the corner from us! It was a DEAD fun task - we all agreed we'd very apple-y return!
Report written by Maddy Winnard
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