7 GoodGymers made their way 4.6km to help the Thornhill Square Gardens in Islington.
- Monday, 31st of October 2022
- Led by Simon Fitzmaurice
On a super spooky Monday evening, 7 Goodgymmers dodged the ghouls and goblins around the streets of Islington and ran together to Thornhill Square Gardens (while avoiding the rainfall too!). Area Activator Simon (in a frog onesie 🐸) set off from the Emirates Stadium with Claire, Jacqui (a brightly lit witch) and Kim (dressed up as Louise from Bob's Burgers), running up Mackenzie Road (past Holloway Road) and down past Caledonian Park.
Upon our arrival, we caught up with Anna Mckane (the local resident gardener at Thornhill Square, who was celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary that evening!), along with the rest of our crew (including Emily as a spooky pumpkin and Caitlin with her own carved pumpkin and candle!)
Together, we did a smashing job of digging and shifting some stubborn roots from within the flowerbeds, while also clearing many wheel barrows full of weeds and overgrown plants. Louise and Emily did many trips over to the Thornhill Square compost bins on the upper side of the park during our 50 minute trip. As we drew in for the end of the night, many of us made our way to The Horatia on Holloway Road to celebrate Halloween with aome refreshments and some delicious bao snacks. Well done everyone!
Group Run- Highbury Quadrant Helpers
Area Activator Simon will be visiting New York next week (running with Achilles International), so Alison will be leading our group run next week!
Classic shoveling and shifting task, involving filling up new planters of soil, ready for a new community garden.
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