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Ivy's Last Stand: Branch Chop and Ivy Drop!

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Grove Farm in Ealing.

  • Penny
  • Sevan
  • Kash
  • Madhan
  • StephDucat
Saturday, 24th of June 2023
Led by Kash

Clear the Fences was the initial command from Mike. The team split into two and did the same. Sevan, Stephane, and Madhan were the task force on the inside whereas Kash and Penny took the outside roles. I didn't think he meant it literally till I saw them taking down the rusted fence inside the woods.


Kash took her lightsaber aka strimmer and with the wrooom wrooom noises, she started removing the ivy stuck on the fence.


Penny wanted more challenge, so she took things to her hand and shears to chop down wild ivys.


Steph was not even sweating, when he was battling the ivys of the fence inside with his Loppers. Mike and he later took down the fence.


Some of the ivy wines are intertwined and were too chunky to remove by loppers. Sevan thought there were some parasitic wines in the trees which turned out to be normal ivy's.


So Sevan started sawing them down whereas Madhan was lopping and the duo switched roles as time went by.

We also found loads of rubbish in the forest and from what it looks like, there must be a drunken spy using the woods as a hideout. We found 2 pairs of shoes, 20+ bottles of alcohol, a toothbrush, a shaving razor, and bags to name a few.

What's next on Ealing

Tomorrow (25/06/23) - 10:00 AM - Flyer distribution for Reduce and Recycle hub @ Acton

Monday (26/06/23) - 6:00PM - A spot available for grabs in Ealing soup kitchen @West Ealing

Tuesday (27/06/23) - 6:45PM - Group run to help out one of the oldest allotment @West Ealing

Next social

Tuesday (27/06/23) - 8:30pm - Social to celebrate 100th of Ealing goodgym member @The Forester pub

Report written by Madhan

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Sunday June 25th, 2023 18:48

Great report and love the Gif's 🙌🙌

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