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Feeling Chipper at Penn Road Gardens

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Penn Rd Residents Association in Islington.

  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Islington runner
  • Richard Smith
  • Latoya Stephens
  • Claire Potter
 
Sunday, 29th of January 2023
 
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

Claire and Richard were the first Goodgym runners at Penn Road Community Gardens this morning, ready to help the local crew with their busy seasonal garden preparations (every 4th Sunday of the month, from 10-12am). Shortly after 10.20pm, Alison, Latoya and Simon arrived after running over from Highbury Fields junior parkrun this morning.

Tasks for today included plenty of sweeping, raking and clearing the entrance passageways for garden visitors, and loads of weeding on the main flowerbeds. We also helped with shifting some new mulch, composted from the bins we assisted with building about a year ago. Between us, we completely emptied one compost bin,and spread across the flower beds. Within 90 minutes, we also filled the compost bins with freshly shredded green waste from petrol driven chipping machine.

Fantastic job everyone. Great way to spend a Sunday morning!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice


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