Kingston upon Thames

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Chicken’ out the chickens 🐓

4 GoodGymers made their way to help the Canbury Community Garden in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Dave White
  • Rachel White
  • Petra Stockelmayerova
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
Saturday, 14th of October 2023
Led by Kingston upon Thames runner

GoodGym had another clucking good time at Canbury Community Gardens today. Petra, Marie-Noelle, Rachel and Dave all headed to meet the lovely Marilyn on site where today’s task was to move and spread a good ton or so of manure.

Soon after the shovelling commenced, the hens were let loose from the coop and came to give us a helping beak. Alas they were more set on finding worms and grubs in the compost as opposed to helping us shift it but they were a great source of entertainment at least.

Once the manure was spread, Marilyn had a refreshing surprise for us to say thanks. One of our local breweries, The Park Brewery, had used some hops grown at Canbury Community Garden to create a small-cask ale called The Wanderings, and Marilyn very generously shared some of this with us. Delicious and refreshing, it was the perfect way to end a lovely task.

Report written by Dave White

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