Islington

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Mulch To Do About Nothing

16 runners ran to help the Thornhill Square Gardens in Islington.

  • Sam Chapman
  • Islington runner
  • Benedict Lumley
  • John
  • Jacqueline Shirley
  • Islington runner
  • James Gilbert
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Claire C
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • Paul Wise
  • Ellie Simpson
  • Caz Steer
  • Marie-Laure Hicks
  • Islington runner
  • Flora Faith-Kelly
 
Monday, 19th of October 2020
 
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

A whopping 16 Goodgymmers from all different areas joined us as Thornhill Square Gardens last night for some gardening by torch light. By the time Trainer Simon had arrived from the Packington Gallery Food Bank with Caroline and Ellie, Anna (the resident gardening master) had already set our team to work!

Half the group were tasked with loading up wheelbarrows with mulch and soil, freshly delivered earlier this week, and distributing the mix onto all of the rose beds in the park. Other tasks included sweeping up and composting loads and loads of fallen Autumn leaves (into the secret composting station, kept away from rogue composting opportunists!), and using gardening hoes and edging tools to tease weeds and messy plants from the planters lining the entrance of the gardens.

We made amazing progress over the course of the hour, with the space looking really immaculate by the time we left. Well done everyone!


Mid Week Extra Tasks!

SHP Mercer Road, off Holloway Road

Come and join us for an exciting redevelopment project at the Single Homeless Project. We are planning on removing an old flower bed from the client's garden space, and replacing it with fresh soil.

A regular Tuesday lunch time task, starting today at 1pm.

Sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/lunchtime-garden-regeneration-with-single-homeless-project-shp

Highbury Quadrant Greening- Help us build an orchard!

2 opportunities to help out at Highbury Quadrant Estate (by Clissold Park) this week- and both in the light!

We will be clearing patches of weeds, overgrown plants and hard core from old building projects from this forgotten garden, with the intention to regenerate the space for the residents of this housing estate.

Mission 1: Thursday 22nd October- 4pm

Sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/mid-week-extra-highbury-quadrant-greening-project

Mission 2: Saturday 24th October- Midday

Sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/help-us-make-an-orchard-at-highbury-quadrant

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice


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    • Ellie Simpson
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