Community mission

Picking Pesky Plants at Pearson St Playground

4 runners ran to help their local community in Hackney.

  • Ivo
  • Redbridge runner
  • Ruby Daly
  • Even Alin
Tuesday, 13th of July 2021
Led by Joel Wiles

After a few drop outs to today's Community Mission, four fantastic GoodGymmers got to work pulling out weeds at Pearson St Adventure Playground.

Armed with gloves, wheelbarrows and garden forks we made light work of the nettles, bindweeds and other overgrown weeds. Ivo's expert horticultural knowledge led to us spotting a dreaded sight: Japanese knotweed. Without the adequate means to remove this weed, we notified the task owner.

We continued for an hour enjoying each others company. It turned out we had a diverse group from all different areas: Ruby from Waltham Forest, Even from Hackney, Ivo from Tower Hamlets and Dharmesh from Redbridge. Even speedily collected up the tools at the end and the task owner was very grateful.

We also discovered it was Ruby's 50th good deed. Congratulations Ruby, black tee inbound!

It was great to spend time with you all. Until the next time!

Next week will be the final session at Pearson St Adventure Playground, so don't miss it!

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Joel Wiles
Led by Joel Wiles

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