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Too Forking Hot

9 GoodGymers made their way to help the Sanctus in Chelmsford.

  • Toby Goodwin
  • Rachel McK
  • Joel
  • Caroline Knight
  • Rich Walker
  • Leanne Body
  • Andy Holmes
  • Chelmsford runner
  • Anna
Wednesday, 2nd of June 2021
Led by Chelmsford runner

On what was Global Running Day, 9 GoodGym members met up to continue work on the Sanctus Allotment that we started on last week (which you can read about here). Those of us who did run to the site were more than jealous of Andy and Toby who had decided, on the hottest day of the year so far, to cycle. Whilst the rest of us were drenched in sweat and struggling to cool down they looked rather relaxed having had a nice breeze in their face for their journeys. I get a feeling there may be more cyclists than runners next week.

Still, on the task!! There was more digging up and chopping down weeds trying to get control of the overgrown jungle that is the Sanctus allotment. Whilst digging we disturbed two ants nests, dug up yet more potatoes and discovered raspberry, blackcurrant and rhubarb plants already in place which with a bit of care and shielding from birds should be able to bear some fruit… Hopefully.

Over the two weeks we have made fantastic progress with clearing the plot and thoughts are now turning to the next stage and how we can eventually start growing some produce for the Sanctus Café. Toby had a little discussion with our allotment neighbour who shared some advice on low maintenance crops which might be good start off with, as we looked on in envy at his immaculate plot, and I learned that apparently I need to watch more Gardeners World.

The hour flew by yet again. Tools back in the shed, we said hello to the local chickens whilst discussing our potential 5th Birthday social, which all going well with restrictions being eased should happen on 16th July, and involve pizza and drinks!!

Well done for all your hard work everyone, on what was a very, very hot day! (Thanks Andy for the pun) See you all again soon!

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