A few of us came together for some gentle exercise and a chat . It was suggested to try a morning or evening session of exercises. Maybe something worth trying in the weeks ahead. The starting point is the commitment to come to your mat - that's all the commitment that is required. Great to hear John has fully recovered from Covid. Sorry we couldnt hear you Abi.
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Seven Good Gym members met at Avenue House Finchley to plog. ( well most of us did). Five of us chatted and warmed up in the old stable yard of the grade two listed house and chatted about our favourite puddings! We then set off on a social distant run picking up our sixth runner Claire who was locking up her bike also called Claire. ( I know its bizarre). So now we were six runners (but still not magnificent) until we ran into Kat . Now we were the magnificent seven and ready to do battle with our trusty pickers. We spent the next thirty minutes clearing the foot path of detritus. This included tins of alcohol, crisp bags and even a hubcap.! ( nice one John) It was a mild and pleasant evening for a targeted stroll. We then deposited our rubbish bags for collection and ran back the 2 km Avenue house for a warm down and stretch. Shout out for Vicki with a last minute sign up. Ivana for coming from Watford. Patricia on her second good deed
Thanks for coming it was fun and we did some good.
Run or walk start and pick up litter. Only a short run (2km max) before collecting litter working in SD pairs.
This area of green near the north Circular (see map) has a lot of potential but it is often blighted with litter so we would look to be clearing the area with litter pickers. If you have your own please bring it along with gloves and bags. I will have some to lend out as well. We will work in pairs or threes depending on numbers. If time allows we can do a work out on our return.(optional) We should be able to leave stuff at the house or in someones car. Head torches maybe useful. Meeting point for start of the run is at Stephens House & Garden opposite zebra crossing.
In fact none of us had been here for a Community Mission since September last year, and there have been developments, despite Coronavirus. Most striking is the large conservatory near the back of the farm. There should now be plenty of indoor space to have a quick break when the more grim months come around. No need today though as it was glorious out. ☀️
The farm was open for Open House weekend so there were lots of people coming and going, children pressing apples 🍏 🍎 and people selling jars of honey and such. We were there for real work mind, so the 8 of us split out to handle soil (and dust) moving at the front and back of the farm.
At the back, the ground needs to be levelled to make a path so the team were helping regular taskowner Thomas to turn it over and help grade it.
In the front, the rest of us helped gardener Alan with filling a new raised bed for bamboo 🎋. Once established, the bamboo can be dug-out and parts can be sold. For now though, we needed to sort the soil and fill the bed up bit by bit. There was plenty of fun bits of plastic and broken glass in there, but best of all, the jaws of several animals 💀, both rather different (see pics.) Any zoologists reading who might recognise the teeth / jaws, let us know below perhaps please... 🐶🐱🦊🐮🐷🐴 ? Whilst filling the bed from a pile of soil way down in the playing field, we also took turns fighting back some ivy that was crowding the path by the new raised bed.
It was all tough work to be done today so thanks so much for coming down team! Chances are we’ll be back again soon enough (lockdown #2 notwithstanding) so watch this space for that...
Come and help-out at this great community project the first GG Community Mission here since September last year. 👇
Given the season, there’ll be plenty of stuff fruiting and flowering so you’ll be able to see the diversity of what they have going on down there. 🍄🌻🍎🍓🍅🍆🥒🌽
Task: They have some digging to do to lay more paths and to move lots of wheel barrows of wood chip around.
Location: The entrance to the farm is in the southern corner of Clitterhouse Playing Field, off Claremont Road.
Timing: The taskowners will be there from 11am – 2pm to direct us, but as with all GG Community Missions, please give whatever time you can spare.
SAFETY: the task is all outdoors, but please bring what you need for your face and hands to protect yourself and others.
Seven sage like GG people gathered on a community mission to help the friends of Finchley Way a new and developing green space in Finchley. It’s an interesting space with a grassy area and a very large wild wood. Some of which is still guarded by ferocious bees. We had visited on Tuesday and we needed to bee Careful again (2) but this time the hive had been cordoned off. Our task was to make a path through the thick undergrowth ( avoiding the bees and a dodgy wall) and border it with branches. We started this process but still had a long way to go even after two hours. We gathered at the end to have a debriefing, a chat about the history and a photo. Thanks for coming doing good and look out for the movie of today’s days exploits. Being produced by the friends.
Hope to see you soon