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2 GoodGymers made their way to help the Southall Transition in Ealing.

  • Sevan
  • Kash
Sunday, 10th of December 2023
Led by Kash

GoodGym's first visit in 6 weeks to Bixley Field wasn't as muddy as expected. Mani was happy to see them as he had jobs lined up that the regular volunteers needed some young GoodGym muscle to help with.

Kash and Sevan were first asked to clear out the area between the shed and the back fence. This was an area that none of the volunteers had ventured into before.

"I don't think I've ever seen the back of the shed" - Julia

"No one has. Lots of junk and weeds!" - Shaz

Shaz was right, there were lots of weeds and other assorted junk for Kash and Sevan to rake, chop and dig out. With some help from Shaz, they were able to pile 6 wheelbarrows high with plant waste as well as uncovering plastic piping, a disintegrating rug and a couple of coat hangers lined up as if it had been someone's walk-in wardrobe.

Part way through, priorities changed and another GoodGym speciality was requested. Destruction of wooden structures. Divy and Christos weren't around with the Cultivate sledgehammer today, so Kash and Sevan made do with their lethal hands and feet. The compost heap was moving elsewhere on the allotment site, which is another part of Matwinder's master plan to plant a fruit forest at Bixley.

The components of the composter were relocated, with the good wood stacked up and the rotting pieces were set aside to create a bug hotel, which Matwinder said would be really exciting for children to see. There were a few mishaps along the way, but soon enough the composter was gone.

"I just stepped in a leak" - Kash

"The vegetable?" - Sevan

"No, a puddle" - Kash

Thankfully marrow season is over, so when the day's harvest was shared at the end of the session, potatoes, kale and brussel sprouts were on offer.

Report written by Sevan

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