Unscramble the bramble
5 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help the Saffron Acres Community Heathland in Leicester.
- Friday, 12th of January 2024
- Led by Sarah
4 legendary Goodgymmers headed to Saffron Acres Allotments in Leicester where Jack had some tasks lined up for us.
First of all a chap from the neighbourhood mental health cafe arrived to collect his veggies, we all chipped in to help him dig up the leeks and pick the kale, the leeks were huge you can tell the onsite compost is amazing.
Great to see the barley growing well for the beer, we helped lay the foundations last year always nice to see a task we’ve helped on progress and grow through the seasons, just a small contribution to an allotment that has so much good going on.
The main task today was the heaps of dead brambles needed to be moved from the heath closer to the compost area. Excellent technique of piling on tarpaulin and dragging across the fields and tipping into a huge pile. Dave found a vole nest and no time later a cat was on the scene.
We all worked hard and agreed that was enough for our Red January activity today (completing a physical activity every day in January), although Jimmy still had to cycle home afterwards and Dave plus Stu were going to clean the paths for Watermead Parkrun to go ahead. Jack was very grateful for the efforts of everyone as always, Weldone team.
Whilst we were on one side of Leicester, Super Ian was on the other side helping Leicester city in the community plant trees, he wore his Goodgym tshirt with pride, hopefully we will have a task with them sometime too.
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