Community mission

The apple of my eye!

6 runners ran to help the Bath organic group in Bath.

  • Bath runner
  • Alison Davidson
  • Nicola Chouler
  • Sam Ollason
  • Stephen Girling
  • Jer Boon
Tuesday, 11th of August 2020
Led by Sam Ollason

Tuesday was incredibly warm but that didn't stop a group of GoodGym runners making their way down to Bath Organic Group for a Community Mission.

We helped the team of volunteers pick apples! Firstly we headed into their orchard and picked about 10 boxes of apples that are going to be used to make cider. When I say picked, what I really mean was 'we shook the tree as hard as we could'! It was really good fun. We caught the apples that fell out of the tree in a big ground sheet (those that didn't bounce off of our out heads!) and funneled them into crates.

After shaking the apples we took a completely different approach with the apples over the other side of the allotment. The apples from this tree are going to be sold 'to eat' at the Green Park Station market and so we had to delicately pluck the ripe ones from the branches. To get the ones that were especially high we uses a special apple picker (kind of like a snooker cue with a sock on top).

Our hosts very kindly offered us some apple juice that they pressed from the orchard last year which provided some much needed sugar for the journey home.

Overall it was a very mindful and enjoyable evening. I hope you felt the same.

[We will return to Bath Organic Group in a few weeks time])(

Report written by Sam Ollason

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