We rocked up to Ash Tree Yard, home to local not-for-profit bike shop; A Different Gear to help them to create a rock garden out the front of the shop.
After a brief from our good mate Rob the Parky down at Heeley People's Park we got straight to clearing the area of smaller rocks to give us a blank slate to work on, whilst others headed round back to fill wheelbarrows and hands with the big rocks that would form the path, barriers and walkway for the garden. The boulder amongst us picking some epic rocks. Who needs weights?
Once it began to take shape some went onto spreading soil into the beds that had been created by others and it really ended looking like to begninings of what will be a fantastic space for the shop and the local community near by. We even had a local neighbour come out to say what a fantastic job we were all doing and how good it looked.
The team were a bunch of diamonds, working fantastically under pressure! It really was marbelous to see!
We will be helping to create a community garden at Ash Tree Yard.
This one is limited to 15 by the task owner so sign up soon to avoid missing out.
PLEASE BRING GLOVES WITH YOU. Thanks!
In catching up with one of our Community Mission Task Leaders Jane from Alexandra Road Community Garden this week, she recommended a great free initiative to support fitness this summer - Beat the Street: https://www.beatthestreet.me/sheffield/
What's involved: Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see Sheffield transformed into a giant game! Let's see how far we can walk, cycle, run in 6 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy. The game will start on 16 June and end on 28 July 2021.
The game can be played individually and in teams. We are setting up a GoodGym Team. We just need a minimum of 12 participants in our team :) I'm not aware of there being a limit on team member numbers. The more the merrier :) Over the coming weeks we hope to set up a number of training runs to explore the city together (in compliance with permitted covid social distancing restrictions).
Please sign up to this event to support tracking who is in our Team. You just need to register by the evening of the 15th June in advance of the 16th :)
How do I join the GoodGym Sheffield Beat the Street Team? GET READY: Individually register at: https://www.beatthestreet.me/signup/ Go collect your card to be used in the game at various locations available across Sheffield. SET: Link your card to the Beat the Street Sheffield GoodGym Team online. GO: Get out and start exploring to find check points individually and hopefully on our Team training runs to collectively contribute.
We'll set up a number of training sessions over the weeks so please look out for and sign up to these :)