I hope our paths cross again
4 GoodGymers made their way 7km to help the Alice Park community garden in Bath.
- Monday, 7th of August 2023
This evening's task was an unexpected sunny delight weather wise. Our mission at the beautiful Alice Park Garden was to slowly dissect a huge pile of wood chippings and ferry them (via wheelbarrow) up the garden and onto a patch of grass between a wall of apple and pear trees, creating a path between them.
I elected to stay near the path and rake all wood chippings that came my way while Tanya, Mike and Stephen were loading the wheelbarrows and bringing them to me to be spread. We were instructed to make the pile of chippings as high as possible (and reasonable) as to stop any pesky weeds that might pop up and ruin the scenery.
It wasn’t long before we’d got a good 20 barrow loads or so and the once pile of messy chippings was now looking like a proper path! Once the path had sufficient attention, we were kindly served locally picked peppermint tea (served in a Mario mug! - see picture) and offered a selection of leaves to take home, bonus!
After tea, we covered any remaining wood chippings with a tarpaulin to protect them from any future downpours.
Another GoodGym job well done!
Report written by Aaron Carrington
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