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Weed(ing) Party

8 GoodGymers made their way to help the LeAF Studio School in Bournemouth.

  • Daryl Venner
  • Neil Armstead
  • Bournemouth runner
  • Sean Davies
  • Bournemouth runner
  • Hannah
  • Keith Baker
  • Ben Hunt
Tuesday, 8th of June 2021
Led by Bournemouth runner

With the hot evening sun on our backs we got together in the Oak visitor car park ready to walk into our weeding challenge for the evening. Before that we welcomed a new face to the GoodGym family in Ben. Please give him a cheer and follow! What a great addition Ben is going to be!

A guided walk through the school grounds brought us to the sports field and the location of where the weeding party would take place.

A planting area outside the gym was snapped up by Lea, Daryl and Neil. This was to be the place where the wildflowers would be sowed. In hope that it would bring a bit of colour to the area.

Ben, Keith, Sean, Hannah, my colleague Ollie and his partner Claudia headed over to the massive sand pit to tackle all the weeds somehow finding enough nutrients in the sand.

We improvised wheelbarrows by using old, super stylish pink curtains from my house. Loading them up and then slinging them into the underbrush for them to have their weed party in the bushes last night. Finally back together again after dispersing in the sand. Who knew weeds could socially distance better than many humans!?!?

The wildflower group dug up a few boulders and metal rods, no dangerous utensils thank goodness.

The sandpit gang finished with a whole lot of sand in hard to reach places...but we all left feeling a sense of achievement and with a better tan too.

Thank you so much for all your help in making a place I see everyday, that much more inviting. And I'll walk by each area and remember your visit with gratitude!

Another task next week Thursday....and we'll be painting so please check the website!!

Lea and Keith I hope your backs aren't too sore for your double day volunteering marathon on Brownsea!!

Good luck to Daryl this weekend who is going through sweeper training at the Crafty Fox Half on Sunday, and Nicola, John, Karen and Charlotte who will be hoping they don't get swept up!!

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