The Tabard Growers are in Hackney doing a big Garden refurb and need our help!!
There are big bags of sand and gravel which have our GG names on them! Moving them from kerb side to the garden in an epic Wednesday evening hit is the plan!!
Transforming Dalston Junction garden into something amazing!!
Be great to have you along to this evening session!! Sign up and come along!
Anna completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Anna was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Anna 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.
9 goodgymers turned out on a very pleasant E3 evening to help make their community a better place. We were greeted at the charming Cranbrook Community Food Garden by the even more charming Janet and Eileen who divided us into 3 teams and got us to work.
Team AAJ (First-time goodgymer Anna, Jess and myself) were set up with 3 scary looking rakes and given the task of clearing every single leaf from the grassy areas inside the gates of the community centre. I was pictured in the act of one-hand-raking and enjoying a quick cuppa, while Jess and Anna remained focussed and did most of the hard work until there were no leaves in sight - mission accomplished.
Team BEK (Becky, Emma and Katie) did a great job of de-leaving the outskirts of the community centre. A task which Janet and Eileen had been waiting for the council to help out with for weeks and months... meaning they were especially grateful to this team.
Team BIM (Becs, Isabelle and Martin) built a couple of new trellises for the fruit and veg, for climbing plants such as tomatoes and grapes to cling on to as they grow. They made light work of this, had a cheeky taste of a couple of the tomatoes then joined Team AAJ to finish clearing (and playing with...) some leaves, boom.
A couple of shout outs:
- Massive welcome to Anna who completed her first Goodgym task tonight - we look forward to seeing you again soon :)
- Another warm TH welcome to Emma who bravely ventured North of the river via the Rotherhithe tunnel to her first TH task (usually Lewisham and Southwark) - thanks your help and company this evening!
- It was also the first time I had met the great Katie who took a break from her amazing contributions in the coach visit world to join the rest of our team.
Thanks to everyone for your hard work tonight, I know Janet and Eileen absolutely love their goodgym visits and wanted me to pass on their immense gratitude for everything we have done to them so far.
Until next time, keep warm everyone!
Beat Autumn blues by joining Alex and the team for this short, lively boost to your week.
Janet and Eileen who head up this busy little Community Food Garden have just sent an SOS message asking for a few willing GoodGymers this week, to help build trellises for the vegetable beds, and blitz the leaves at the front of the garden.
What you need to know
You meet with Alex and other GoodGymers at 6pm.
You'll get a chance to say hello before Janet and Eileen dispatch you to various areas of the garden for these interesting outdoor tasks!
You need to bring your own gloves to the task.
If you own a head torch, please bring that too.
Any questions, just pop them below and one of the team will get right back to you.