Lindy Macfarlane

Southwark

42Good deeds

61runs

200cheers

Lindy Macfarlane went on a group run
Group run
Lambeth

The EduSpace Race !!

Tue 17 May
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Report written by Yianny

Oh what a night, late May back in 2022.... This was a really fun one and a task where our GoodGymers could really get their teeth into, let's see what we got up to.

By 6:30pm the sun was still shining and it was a balmy 22 degrees - summer vibes indeed! I had bumped into Maya one of our GGers on the train earlier who informed me that the weather forecast had changed from 50% chance of rain at 8pm to 90% which simply wouldn't do. β˜” πŸŒ‚

Unbeknownst to the runners the AA formulated the warm up into an anti-rain dance, weaving intricate patterns and side steps which were almost perfectly observed by all the runners. The result of course is that not only did the rain rain stay away but it's not coming again until Thursday!! ⚑

This week's category was airlines (favourite, least favourite, simply name any) and we should send a special shout out to Wizz Air for taking care of our Lindy once when she was 'not very well' on one of their flights.

It was a short run to Loughborough Park 1.35 kms each way but that meant lots of time for the task. We were helping out Stephen and Bill from Urban Canopy who are working with the Friends of LP to create an educational garden where there once was a Japanese gravel garden (possibly back in feudal times as now all that was there were lots of weeds)!

Lydia, India (a GGer herself) and the volunteers from Friends of LP were all there so we could get stuck in together with a strangely satisfying weeds clearance task. Stephen explained that the plan is to clear away as much as possible to be able to plan out exactll where and what to plant and create a self-nourishing forest floor garden with each different planted item working in harmony with those around it. βœ…βœ…

We had a solid 45 minutes to attack the pathways and managed to clear a decent chunk of weeds however by the end looking around it was clear there is still so much to be done. Not a problem though, the team will be down there this week and next to continue the work and we will be back next Tuesday to pick up wherever they have got to and take it forward. We are very excited to see what lays in store at the end of it all! 😍

Check out the photos, we managed to add a little to the huge pile Shauna generated all by herself..... πŸ’ͺ

Thanks to the team at Friends of LP, their volunteers and of course Stephen and Bill for having us and Sarah for being back marker for the evening.

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Lindy Macfarlane signed up to a group run
Group run
Lambeth

Loughborough Park Educational Garden Part 1 - Tuesday's Group Run !!

Tue 17 May 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Create an educational space for the community

The team at Urban Canopy are helping out Friends of Loughborough Park throughout May to create a new educational garden within the park. http://www.urbancanopy.org/

The space that we are due to work needs a lot of weeds and old plants removed, but it also has a lot of mature trees, which means we are restricted in terms of the tools we are able to use, so there's a lot of work to do!

Tonight is part 1 of a big task which we will complete over two weeks on our Group Runs.

Get signed up and watch the space take shape from start to finish!

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Lindy Macfarlane signed up to a group run
Group run
Southwark

Group Run: Preparing the Nature Reserve for acoustic night 🌱🎡🎸

Wed 25 May 18:30 pm
Old Spike Roastery, 54 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Tidying up the Nature Reserve ready for their acoustic night on Friday

Jane from Galleywall Nature Reserve has asked for our assistance to prepare the Nature Reserve for their acoustic night, which will happen on the Friday (27th).

What will we be doing?

  • Clearing and making the entrance and paths presentable
  • Pruning trees and bushes
  • Weeding
  • Litter picking any rubbish
  • General tidying and setting up
  • Turning the compost (additional task)

New to GoodGym Southwark?

Not to worry, it can be daunting coming to your first group run, but we are so welcoming whether you're just starting out as a runner or have been running for years. We welcome all!

Here's the important information - the "Where, When and What":

πŸ“ We meet at Old Spike Roastery in Peckham between 18:30-18:45. You can also meet us at the task: Galleywall Nature Reserve near South Bermondsey Station at 19:10/19:15.

⌚ 18:30 (leaving at 18:40 latest). If meeting at task, be there for 19:10/19:15. We will be back in Peckham by 20:30 (latest).

βœ… There will be access to Old Spike Roastery, so you can drop your bags and use their toilets before we head out.

πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ After a quick warm-up, we run together as a group. If there are loads of us, there will be a back marker to ensure no one is left behind. On this run, we will be running 3.5k each way. Running at a medium pace to get to the task in 25 minutes. We will spend 45 minutes doing the tasks mentioned above (or as much as we can) before running back to finish by 20:30.

Advisable: Bring your gardening gloves 🧀 for the task.

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Lindy Macfarlane signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Helping out at Surrey Docks Farm πŸπŸ–πŸ

Sat 28 May 14:00 pm
Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhide Street, London, SE16 5ET
Help maintain this community farm

We are back at Surrey Docks Farm

Gemma, Pat and Kate (coordinators at the Farm) need 6 volunteers to help out with a host of tasks from weeding to sieving compost and from bagging manure to sweeping the goats pen. There's always plenty to do! The session is from 14:00-16:00.

  • Please remember to bring your own gloves
  • Adhere to the Farm's rules at all times
  • This is a popular and in-demand task, so please sign up and turn up on the day if you can commit. Otherwise, please give the space to someone else.

As always, the last hour half is spent cuddling goats, sheep and all the other Farm animals! Hope you can join us and say hello to the pigs, goats and sheep again!

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Lindy Macfarlane went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Springtime at the Farm

Sat 30 Apr
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Report written by Laura Grant

On a beautiful sunny afternoon at the farm, 6 GoodGymmers got to work packaging manure and preparing the compost for the tomatoes. We also cleared out the overgrown plants from the Turkey pen and fed them to the pigs and piglets who were very grateful. As usual, we finished the session with a tour of the farm and met all the new arrivals !

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Sat 30 Apr
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7.2km
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38:24
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05:18/km
Lindy Macfarlane signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Helping out at Surrey Docks Farm πŸπŸ–πŸ

Sat 30 Apr 14:00 pm
Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhide Street, London, SE16 5ET
Help maintain this community farm

We are back at Surrey Docks Farm

Gemma and Pat (coordinators at the Farm) need 6 volunteers to help out with a host of tasks from weeding to sieving compost and from bagging manure to sweeping the goats pen. There's always plenty to do! The session is from 14:00-16:00.

  • Please remember to bring your own gloves and wear facemasks at this task
  • Adhere to the Farm's COVID measures at all times
  • This is a popular and in-demand task, so please sign up and turn up on the day if you can commit. Otherwise, please give the space to someone else.

As always, the last hour half is spent cuddling goats, sheep and all the other Farm animals! Hope you can join us and say hello to the pigs, goats and sheep again!

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