What ALLOT of twigs
11 GoodGymers made their way to help the Greener & Cleaner in Bromley.
- Tuesday, 21st of November 2023
For our second Tuesday evening Bromley sesh (🥳) we were at Southlands Road Allotments. Local sustainability charity Greener and Cleaner have inherited a space which they're turning into a community garden. There's a few fruit trees, a shed of sorts, a compost and not much else. The plan is to turn it into a thriving growing space where the local community can learn to grow and eat fresh fruit and veg! 🥕
Can you dig it?
Job one was digging a hole for a massive metal container. It's going to become an accessible growing bed but first needed cementing in place.
Gettin' twiggy with it
Meanwhile we needed to transfer loads of the twigs and branches from the top of the compost heap into the metal container. These will have compost added and then rot down.
Whilst this was happening, Jo and Clare were cutting up huge plastic bottles into a specific shape so that they can become strawberry pots!
The majority of the materials used for the community garden are repurposed and upcycled. Stephen was removing nails from some pallet wood using a hammer.
Cracking job team! 👍 Thanks for sharing your favourite veg and your energy to get this community green space up and running 💪 Special shoutout to Jo who attended her first GG sesh! Welcome to the gang.
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Led by Mark Gilyead
Area Activator for GoodGym Bromley. Mostly runs for the train. On purpose obvs. Also helping to launch new GG areas with the central team 🚀
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