Ben Gremson

Oxford

39Good deeds

39runs

246cheers

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Group run
Oxford

Marston Community Garden

Wed 31 Aug 17:45 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Harvest time

Marston Community Garden cooperative includes a community allotment, flower garden, the Forest Garden, a chicken coup, an orchard and a new Community Wood on New Marston Recreation Ground, plus much more. This is the last of our summer visits, so you're probably familiar with a lot of it by now.

This week we will be at the community garden plot on Court Place Farm Allotment site.

Bring your gardening gloves. All tools will be provided.

Let’s go to the Red Lion after the task for a post-GoodGym drink.

Meeting locations:
* If you would like to join a group run to the task location please meet at 5:45pm outside East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, OX4 1DD. Please note the community centre is now closed for redevelopment so we won’t have access for toilets etc. It is approximately 2 miles to Marston Community Allotment from there.
* If you prefer to meet at the task meet at the Boults Lane Recreation Ground entrance to Court Farm Allotments at 6:15pm. OX3 0NT

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Community mission
Oxford

Drop-in morning at Oxford City Farm

Sat 27 Aug 10:15 am
Oxford City Farm, Cornwallis Road, Oxford, OX4 3NU
Sheep, rabbits, chickens....

Oxford City Farm are planning a Drop in morning and pop up cafe and have requested some help from GoodGym. There will be tea and cake, seed gathering, and other activities around the farm. We’ll help run the cafe, welcome visitors and assist with other activities/tasks around the farm.

This session will offer an opportunity for people of all ages to come and enjoy the farm, meet and feed the animals, and have a cup of tea.

Please bring your own gardening gloves.

Directions: The City Farm is tucked away behind the Isis Court Care Home on the Iffley Road end of Cornwallis Road.

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Ben Gremson went on a group run
Group run
Oxford

Weed all about it

Wed 10 Aug
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Heat wave weeding

In a nice (if worrying) change from the 2020 trend of getting soaked to the skin and covered in sticky mud at Marston Forest Garden, lately we've been basking in sunshine on our tasks there.

This week's plan was to weed around lots of the saplings and fruit bushes to stop them getting choked by perennial weeds. Bind weed, thistles, brambles and nettles were the main targets, with bonus points for Mares Tail which seems to be having a good year. A power hour of weeding and de-tangling got a lot of the plants de-weeded, uncovering wild strawberries, blackcurrant bushes and many more. We also grabbed a couple of loads of woodchip to replenish the mulch around a few plants.

This week's fun fact courtesy of Bethan: the bindweed flower is a symbol of affection. We almost feel bad for pulling so much of it up this spring and summer.

Weeding hour over we gathered under the oak tree for watermelon, biscuits, brownies and chat before heading off running, walking and cycling to seek shade and/or a bit of river to jump in.

Prize for most enthusiastic GoodGymer this week goes to Cassie the pup, who seemed to have a wonderful evening running around and keeping us all in line.

Congratulations to Holly and Kieran for reaching their 100th and 50th GoodGym Good Deeds (respectively). I failed to spot it ahead of time, but also congratulations to Sophie who did her 10th good deed with us yesterday.

Welcome to GoodGym Oxford Ellen.

Big THANK YOU to Alice for gathering up the runners and leading them on the route to MFG after I got delayed.

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Party
Oxford

Ready, set, game!

Mon 8 Aug
Report written by Ruth

10 Goodgymmers enjoyed a Monday evening of games - ranging from Cockroach Poker to Sushi Go!

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Group run
Oxford

Barracks Lane Community Garden

Wed 24 Aug 17:45 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Hazmat suits at the ready again?

Barracks Lane Community Garden is a beautiful green space and eco building at the heart of a vibrant community in Oxford. It is for everyone to use and enjoy and hosts many events and activities throughout the year.

We will be taking on a few different maintenance tasks around the garden to keep it looking lovely; weeding the paving and some sorting/tidying/moving in the sensory garden area. We have to be out of the garden by 7:30pm, hence the slightly early start. If you can't make it to the garden for 6pm just join us a little later.

Please bring your own gardening gloves if you have some (don’t worry if you don’t- we’ll bring some spares). All tools will be provided.

Meeting options:
* If you would like to run or walk to the task as a group meet at East Oxford Community Centre at 5:45pm * If you would prefer to meet at the task location please aim for 6:00pm at Barracks Lane Community Garden, Barracks Lane, off Cumberland Road, OX4 2AP.

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Group run
Oxford

Food Forest

Wed 10 Aug 17:45 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Marston Forest Garden

Marston Forest Garden is part of the Marston Community Garden cooperative, which comprises a community allotment, the Forest Garden, a chicken coup, an orchard and a new Community Wood on New Marston Recreation Ground, plus much more.

Jobs at Marston Forest Garden ususally include digging and weeding, laying cardboard for weed suppression, spreading wood chip etc.

Bring your gardening gloves. All tools will be provided.

Meeting locations: * If you would like to join a group run to the task location please meet at 5:45pm outside East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, OX4 1DD. Please note the community centre is now closed for redevelopment so we won’t have access for toilets etc. It is approximately 2 miles to Marston Community Allotment from there.
* If you prefer to meet at the task meet at the Boults Lane Recreation Ground entrance to Court Farm Allotments at 6:15pm. OX3 0NT

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Ben Gremson signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

Marston Community Garden Orchard

Wed 27 Jul 17:45 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes St, Oxford, OX4 1DD
Fruity

Marston Community Garden cooperative includes a community allotment, flower garden, the Forest Garden, a chicken coup, an orchard and a new Community Wood on New Marston Recreation Ground, plus much more. We have a few visits planned through the summer, so you'll be getting familiar with a lot of it!

This week we will be at the community orchard on Court Place Farm Allotment site.

Bring your gardening gloves. All tools will be provided.

Let’s go to the Victoria Arms after the task for a post-GoodGym drink and chips.

Meeting locations:
* If you would like to join a group run to the task location please meet at 5:45pm outside East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, OX4 1DD. Please note the community centre is now closed for redevelopment so we won’t have access for toilets etc. It is approximately 2 miles to Marston Community Allotment from there.
* If you prefer to meet at the task meet at the Boults Lane Recreation Ground entrance to Court Farm Allotments at 6:15pm. OX3 0NT

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