(she/her) Once a proper runner, Jo is now mostly to be found plodding along at the back of the pack. Officially ace at recognising weeds.
It was a pleasure to do another shop for Mr and Mrs D. Their staple items of bread, sugar, veg and so on were supplemented with a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc for Mrs D, who shares my taste in wine! I was also very happy to hear that they have both now had their COVID vaccines, thanks to their local GP who made a home visit for this vital service.
They also host a whole variety of community events throughout the year and the park is a beautiful place for the neighbourhood to enjoy.
The team at the park have asked for our help to give the place a but of a spruce up so come and join us for a spot of litter picking! Litter pickers, hoops and bags will be provided but you may like to bring your own pair of gloves.
This weekend saw another GoodGym visit to the De La Salle School gardening project. The project is aiming to provide training in horticulture and hospitality to pupils and other local young people who might otherwise struggle to gain qualifications, so improving their skills and employment prospects. There's a lot to be done to establish a kitchen garden from scratch, and our two teams of six set to work to shift a huge amount of topsoil for four large vegetable beds, to dig large planting holes (in very stony ground), to plant twelve assorted fruit trees (no Rowan trees though!) in them which will form the framework for the main garden area, and to do some all-important watering of the newly planted trees and bushes. The early team also did a huge amount of litter=picking of the area behind the polytunnels. Welcome to Emily who made this her first GoodGym good deed - we hope to see you again soon! It was also great to see Amy again who has also recruited yet another uni mate Tafwauli into joining GoodGym!
I really should be used to it by now, but I'm always amazed at how much half-a-dozen people can achieve in just an hour or so by working together - such is the power of GoodGym!