A new location for a new task. We will be painting and planting at Heathside Care Home.
This can be now a group run, so we can meet at Woking leisure Centre and run from there.
Back at the allotment and in goes some veggies
It was a busy evening at the allotment last night. With the old daffodils out and new veggies in. We also welcomed Andrew to his first mission last night. We hope you had an enjoyable evening.
Anne, Maya and Becky were busy removing weeds from the main part of the allotment. Also thank you to Becky who provided us with some sweet treats - we all clearly love smarties! Also thank you to Christine (a friend of James) who brought us over some jugs of squash and cups to help keep us hydrated!
The potatoes we put into the ground last month were finally sprouting so we dug them over to help push more potatoes down! We also planted some runner beans, broad beans and artichokes.
A big well done to every one, as part of mental health week - nothing can beat an evening in the garden.
We will be meeting at WWF carpark for some litter picking along the canal and in the nearby park areas. Don't forget your gloves!
Meet at Brookwood Station at 6:45pm.
We have a lot of work to do so we will be continuing with our tasks.
If you are wanting to run from Woking town then it is an easy route straight down the canal and is just under 7km. It will be dark once we complete the task - so think ahead and remember a torch if you running back or you can get the train back into work and costs just under £4.
We are part of the Brookwood Community Gardening Project and we have been granted with funds to create a sustainable garden at Brookwood Station. We have two outdoor areas out the front of the station. Planters on platform 2 and another area on Platform 1 to improve.
Please remember your gloves and also face mask.
The sky opened on the group of 5 runners who were hit by hale one kilometer before the meeting point: Brockhill care home. Becky, James, Katie and Anne welcomed Moumita to her first (short) mission in Woking.
A handsome young man opened the door to us and promptly apologized for the bad weather! When we looked toward the garden, where our task was to take place, we saw a curtain of water falling down, the ground was an enormous puddle… in other words we could not even attempt to start the task.
Unanimously we thought it wiser to postpone the gardening/painting we were supposed to complete and brave the elements to run back home via the canal.
See you at the allotment next week when we will carry on with planting vegetables and tidying up our plot.
Happy running to you all!
An evening of Brambles and Nettles
Last night Woking GG members met at the Millbrook RSPCA center to help clear the brambles and nettles which go along the horse paddock.
It's been almost 9 months since we have been to the RSPCA and it's one of nicest spots for a mission. We were working along side a pregnant horse who was due to give birth any day. With 6 of us working hard, we managed to clear the whole side of the field!
A big welcome back Susan who joined us for her second mission but first one of this year!
James was on top form and being the only male, he may have got picked on slightly. I promise I won't write anything bad! Although the best comment of the night was James to be the new Milky Bar Kid!! I can see the similarities :
A big well done to every one again!
Next week we will be at:
Brockhill Care Home - The task will be starting at 7pm. I know some at meeting at 6:45pm at the WWF carpark to run to the mission! Please remember your Masks for this mission!
More digging at the allotment
It was a beautiful evening at the allotment and we had a few more weeds to get rid of... But we are now almost there. We have many veggies to plant next time we are at the allotment! This week we enjoyed another harvest from the Rhubarb, it just keeps on giving!
We lost Anne as she tried out her new camo gear!
A big well done to James and Wayne who took part in the brutal last weekend, it sounded hard work!
Next Week we will be at the RSPCA to help remove the brambles around the horses field. There is car parking available for those who are driving! I look forward to seeing you there.
All aboard for the GG Train
We started a brand new project with SW Rail. To turn Bookwood Train station into a sustainable garden. There are some large areas to transform but we can't wait to get started. The first area we are starting on is the area out the front. We will be turning this area into a wild flower garden area to welcome the local bees and butterflies.
A big well done to everyone who ran to the community mission from their homes. Anne and James took the route all the way from Woking town center!
Good Luck James and Wayne
This weekend they will be racing at Pippingford Park in the first Brutal race of the year! Good luck and we can't wait to hear about the hills and the mud next week.
We will be at the allotment to continue with the allotment project. We have some runner beans to go in and some more weeding to do. Look forward to seeing you there- please remember your own gloves!
Meeting at the WWF Carpark steps - look out for the GG Red T-Shirts. There is parking available if you are driving.
From here we will walk down the canal, picking up any litter along the way. Last litter pick we came to a park area where there was A LOT of litter. We will continue in this area and clear the rubbish.
*Please remember your gloves and bring your own litter picker if you have one. *
You can purchase a foldable litter picker on amazon which is great if you are running to the meet up area.
What a load of Rubbish
Well done to GG members who last night stumbled along a lot of rubbish! Cans, bottles, packaging.... you name it, we cleared it! It did make us notice how there are hardly any bins around. We managed to fill 5 big black bags full of rubbish! There was plenty more rubbish to clear, so we will be back to help make it a nicer area for families to enjoy.
A big welcome to Maya who joined us for her first GG experience. We also welcomed Alys who joined us for her first Woking GG mission. Both have moved to the area and it was so lovely for you to join us and we hope you felt welcomed and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
We will be meeting at Brookwood Station at 6:45pm. We have new exciting project starting here and SW Rail have allowed us to adopt the station to make a sustainable garden. If you are looking to run to the station from Woking Town then its just under 7km. It will be dark if you decide to run home again or there is a train back into Woking station that leaves Brookwood at 19:53 or 20:21 (£3.90) and takes 5mins.
Meeting the allotment
We will be planting some potatoes and other vegetables.
6 Members only so make sure you sign up in time so you don't loose your space