Emyr Wills

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Emyr Wills went on a community mission
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Carpet Diem

Sat 10 Oct
Report written by Emma Wilkins

Finally, the sunshine had emerged and on a bright, crisp autumnal day, we met at the Global Gardens community allotment. After a warm welcome by Poppy, we headed to clear an area of overgrowth. The request was to clear the bramble and dig up some of the emerging roots to remove any trip hazards.

We split into two groups and made good progress in no time at all. Once we had distinguished between the roots of the giant tree and the brambles, we were on a roll! We found some interesting buried treasure whilst digging - a big patch of carpet, some corrugated plastic roofing, and a large iron bar. We also plucked up the courage to open a neglected bin bag, relieved to discover some soil rather than anything sinister!

As we started packing up the tools, the cheery sound of more GoodGymmers could be heard. Darren, Mikey and Nathan had popped in en route. The reason for their visit? It was Charlotte's 50th good deed! It only remained for Ellen to present the vintage '50' badge and a round of applause - well done Charlotte! Now head straight home to order your new t-shirt!

It was now time to wrap up and we all headed at an appropriate social distance in different directions after some much needed fresh air and GoodGym cheer.

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Helping at the Global Gardens Project Allotment *Get involved!*

Sat 10 Oct 09:00 am
Global Gardens Project Allotment, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3NE
Help at a growing space that supports community-based sharing of food and cultures.

Our friends at the Global Gardens Allotment continue to need support with the upkeep of the allotment. Can you be one of the heroes that helps out? The lovely Poppy is the task organiser and will make you feel welcome at the allotment when you arrive. She always provides exciting tasks that make a big difference!

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Lettuce get our good weed of the day!

Sat 19 Sep
Report written by Imy Hopkins

Another Saturday, another Goodgym mission at Global Gardens! Once again we were lucky with the weather - though it was slightly windier than last week. It was also an exciting week as there wasn't just one, but TWO new goodgymers - Welcome Tom and Jemma!

Once Poppy said hello, we got started on the different tasks to complete. Tom, Imy and Emyr began clearing the family area of weeds/grass, which had been worked on last week and just had a small section left to complete. They were also under a tight time pressure as a few families were coming later on in the morning for the first session post lockdown!

Laura and Jemma also helped around the family area, clearing away the brambles and trying to get rid of some of the roots. Martin and Charlotte were busy digging a hole (or trying to - according to Martin😂). Meanwhile Flo and Marie were clearing an overgrown area so that the family groups can come and sit under the trees. It was a big task but they managed to tame a few brambles and clear out some hidden rubbish - Marie even found two perfect plates! There was also a task involving shovelling gravel too so there was definitely a lot going on.

The hour flew by and the family sitting area was finished just in time for when they arrived, with the children looking especially happy to be able to come to the gardens. Poppy asked at the end if anyone was able to water some plants and everyone stayed, watering a variety of plants, including some chard and lettuce. It was really interesting hearing how the plants are used by people in the community and also by the vegan cafe Wild Thing. The watering took no time at all, with Poppy even commenting on the effect of "people power". Great job everyone!

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Literally a groundbreaking task!

Sat 12 Sep
Report written by Imy Hopkins

It was the perfect sunny weather for a Saturday morning mission at Global Gardens! Once everyone had arrived and said hello, Poppy at Global Gardens explained the tasks that needed to be done.

A hut had been built which is likely going to be used as an educational room and it had been recommended for a trench to be dug around it. It looked like it was going to be quite a physically demanding job but Ellen, Martin, Emyr and Llion were definitely up for the task! Once the measurements had been decided on (about 30cm deep!), they got to work digging.

The other task was to increase the size of an outdoor family area that has recently been made. The idea is that it will be used in the future to do different events with children such as storytelling and even fire making! Lydia and Imy picked up some forks and started getting rid of the grass and roots.

Time passed really quickly while people chatted about what they had been up to and debated whether the new monthly £20 Pret deal is worth it (I promise I'm not sponsored!). Those who worked on making the trench all got stuck in (with digging - not literally stuck in the trench 😂) and had finished it in no time. They then joined Lydia and Imy with finishing getting rid of the grass for the family area. Overall a lovely sunny task!

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Helping at the Global Gardens Project Allotment :)

Sat 19 Sep 09:00 am
Global Gardens Project Allotment, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3NE
Helping maintain and improve the Global Gardens community allotment for all to enjoy.

Our friends at the Global Gardens Allotment continue to need support with the upkeep of the allotment. Can you be one of the heroes that helps out? The lovely Poppy is the task organiser and will make you feel welcome at the allotment when you arrive. She always provides exciting tasks that make a big difference!

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Helping at the Global Gardens Project Allotment

Sat 12 Sep 09:00 am
Global Gardens Project Allotment, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3NE
Supporting a community allotment with tasks that need doing

Our friends at the Global Gardens Allotment continue to need support with the upkeep of the allotment. Can you be one of the heroes that helps out? The lovely Poppy is the task organiser and will make you feel welcome at the allotment when you arrive. She always provides exciting tasks that make a big difference!

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Emyr Wills has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Sat 22 Aug 2020

Emyr completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Emyr was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Emyr Wills went on a community mission
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When we all chip in, using our pears of hands gets the job done in no thyme.

Sat 22 Aug
Report written by Benjamin Annear

Saturday morning was alotta fun!

It's Saturday!!! Saturday is often the day many people look forward to throughout the week, and this Saturday was no different. We were all excited to celebrate Andrew's birthday by participating in a community mission with him which involved gardening at the Global Gardens Allotment.

Andrew and Ben met on Lloyd George Avenue and ran together to the allotment. As it was Andrew's birthday, and he was another year wiser, most conversation he made consisted of proverbs - If you imagine running with Yoda from Star Wars then you will get a clear picture of what it was like. "If you run faster, then you will get there quicker" was a classic line!

Ellen headed from her home, Freddie ran from his, Emma (who lives further away) drove part way and then ran, Flo ran from hers, Marie from hers and Emyr also ran. You could say it was quite a runderful way of active travel.

Welcome to the allotment

Poppy greeted us with a HUGE smile. We love running to help Poppy as her personality is so friendly. Without further ado she told us what our tasks would be for the day and then we got stuck straight in. Freddie explains what he did:

"I was part of a group who weeded and spread woodchips over an area which can now be used for outdoor cooking - a social space for the people who use the allotment. Job well done!"

Freddie was helped by Flo, Emyr and Ben.

Emma, Ellen, Marie and Andrew weeded the other side of the allotment and laid fresh woodchip down afterwards - It honestly looked amazing after they had finished. Marie is a self acclaimed wheelbarrow pouring champion, did you know?

Thanks everyone!!

After approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes we had finished. Hooray! Poppy thanked everyone for their help and we thanked Poppy for getting us out of our cosy beds to do something AMAZING for our community. Poppy also said a special thank you to Ben; this is likely to be Ben's last visit to the Global Gardens allotment for a long time before he moves away from Cardiff to Cornwall. Ben has been arranging runs to help at the allotment since 2017.

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Running to help at the amazing Global Gardens Project Allotment

Sat 22 Aug 09:00 am
Global Gardens Project Allotment, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3NE
Helping Poppy at the Global Gardens Allotment

Poppy has requested help at the Global Hardens Allotment site. Can you be one of GoodGym Cardiff's amazing runners that will help Global Gardens? If so, sign up now! I believe in you x

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