Amy is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Amy completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Amy was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
This was my first time volunteering at the PWS forest garden and what a lovely little group it was. Well done to Amy on her first good deed (and running up that hill)!
This week's main job was pruning back most of the new growth on the fruit trees to avoid them becoming too big and bushy.
Not much fruit was on offer yet (and anything there was had already gone), apart from the very sour Sea Buckthorns. We sampled this superfood and also Bernadette's super food - pistachio macaroons. We pondered the definitions of macaroon and macaron, before a little more pruning and then home.
Parkwood Forest Garden is a beautiful calm space and a productive permaculture project. It is a young forest garden developed by Sheffield City Council in association with volunteers. The Forest Garden is a productive managed woodland, which produces food for both people and wildlife. We have been volunteering regularly at this great location since Feb 2019, our maintenance activities generally include: weeding, mulching and pruning.
Meet at Parkwood Springs Forest Garden car park (09.55am) (opposite flats 104-138), Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XB and walk over to the garden for 10.00am. Please note: There is no GG taskforce member leading this event - Volunteer Lovely Louise Friends of Parkwood Springs will be meeting GG volunteers in the carpark.
Friends of Parkwood Springs are following council COVID guidance. All tools and appropriate training are provided, tool cleaning materials provided, activities will be planned to avoid sharing tools and ensure social distancing.
Please bring you own gloves, wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes if the weather is a bit grey, and come and join in.