Jason Thorne

Bristol

47Good deeds

47runs

85cheers

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Bristol

Spotting rocks, sticks and wood in the middle paddock

Wed 3 Mar
Report written by Jade Cahill

Five GoodGymers visited Windmill Hill City farm this chilly Wednesday morning.

We all took part in finding rocks, sticks and wood in the middle paddock and removing these items in order to make the environment safe for animals.

It was lovely seeing the animals this morning and also nice to be outside and chatting to fellow volunteers whilst doing good in the commuity. Well done everyone :)

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May Park Primary Outdoor Paint-a-thon

Mon 5 Apr 10:00 am
Coombe Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6LE
This essential maintenance will ensure the longevity of our exterior items, reducing the cost to replace them in the future. It will also provide the children with a nicer place to play.

We will be helping out May Park Primary school with lots of painting. All of the exterior wood needs to a lick of paint, including fences, playground equipment, shelters, sheds etc. This essential maintenance will ensure the longevity of the exterior items and will also provide the children with a nicer place to play.

Please come in clothes that you don't mind getting painty!

We will be socially distancing during this task and outside at all times. Not sure yet sure if toilets will be available so spend a penny before you arrive.

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Tidying up Northern Slopes

Sat 6 Mar 10:00 am
Novers Steps, Northern Slopes, Bristol, BS3 5LN
Improve a local green space

Come and join us at Northern Slopes to make the area look more tidy by addressing the regrown, defining the paths, clearing space for more trees as well as some litter-picking in the area.

We will be meeting at the top of Novers Steps. Look up manage.stones.burst on what3words.com to see the exact location.

Please bring your own gloves. Tools will be provided. As some parts of this task involve thick bramble bushes, please consider adequate clothing.

This task is currently going ahead but may still be cancelled due to the current lockdown situation in which case I will update anyone who has signed up via email. Let's hope that won't be necessary though!

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Raking it in on the side

Sat 27 Feb
Report written by Phill Stone

This week, 8 Goodgymers returned to the scene of last week's bramble massacre, where our efforts we rewarded with a stunning new view of Bristol in the sunshine.

The Northern Slopes Initiative's plan to turn the area into a beautiful nature reserve extended to the lower half of Nover's Steps. We split into two groups and jumped into action while the sun got to work on chasing away the fog.

At the top of the steps, Jason and Russ (scythe enthusiast) did a fantastic job raking and scything away at the bramble remains. If Russ is the harbinger of weed slaying then Nathalie is the harbinger of litter picking, as she made a massive impact on the top side pathway.

Meanwhile Dave was competing with the child labou... I mean Duke of Edinburgh volunteers, at bramble slashing. Between them they carved a huge chunk out of the top side brambles.

Down at the bottom, Sarah managed to snag a whole sack of litter, making the place a lot more cheery. Matt and Liz lopped away brambles on the lower paths, clearing the way people to explore the slopes safely. The hard work put in by everyone is starting to show as pedestrians cheered us on from the side-lines!

As with all fun tasks it was over way too soon, but there's plenty more weeds to be destroyed, keep an eye out for next weeks listing!

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Spacing things up

Fri 26 Feb
Report written by Sarah Kappel

On this lovely Friday morning, 6 GoodGym runners returned to the farm to help with getting a paddock ready for the sheep to return. After a quick assessment of which tools might work best to break up the lumps of compost/manure and spread them evenly across the pasture, some opted for rakes and others of shovels. Despite some warming rays of sun breaking through the clouds, the ground was still a bit frosty and the air surprisingly cold. Swift raking and shoveling warmed us up and the paddock looked fabulous when we were finished (although the untrained eye might have thought the opposite was true as the green was now covered in sh*t) .

Big shout out to Danielle, who completed her first ever good deed with this task. She was, of course, rewarded with some goat cuddles.

Great job everyone!

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Friday Farm Frolics

Fri 26 Feb 08:00 am
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster , Bristol , BS3 4EA
Helping a local community farm

Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a end of the week morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm.

Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!

The farm is planning to lay a new gravel path along their animal paddocks so we will scrape off the old surface material and prepare the paths for their make-over. Expect a decent workout for our arms and upper body ;)

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Windmill Weeding Wednesdays (and other tasks) 24 Mar

Wed 24 Mar 08:00 am
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster , Bristol , BS3 4EA
Helping a local community farm

Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a midweek morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm. Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, weeding, sweeping, petting goats (optional), loading and maneuvering wheelbarrows (bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, they are very useful to have for this task and any other tasks)

Hope to see you there :)

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Windmill Weeding Wednesdays (and other tasks) 17 Mar

Wed 17 Mar 08:00 am
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster , Bristol , BS3 4EA
Helping a local community farm

Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a midweek morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm. Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, weeding, sweeping, petting goats (optional), loading and maneuvering wheelbarrows (bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, they are very useful to have for this task and any other tasks)

Hope to see you there :)

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Windmill Weeding Wednesdays (and other tasks) 10 Mar

Wed 10 Mar 08:00 am
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster , Bristol , BS3 4EA
Helping a local community farm

Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a midweek morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm. Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!

Tasks may include, but are not limited to, weeding, sweeping, petting goats (optional), loading and maneuvering wheelbarrows (bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, they are very useful to have for this task and any other tasks)

Hope to see you there :)

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Jason Thorne signed up to a community mission
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Friday Farm Frolics 5 Mar

Fri 5 Mar 08:00 am
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster , Bristol , BS3 4EA
Helping a local community farm

Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a end of the week morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm.

Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!

The farm is planning to lay a new gravel path along their animal paddocks so we will scrape off the old surface material and prepare the paths for their make-over. Expect a decent workout for our arms and upper body ;)

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