Bath City farm have asked for our help.
Tasks may include;
- Weeding, general tidy up of borders
- Path laying
- Wheel barrowing of compost and woodchip
- Petting animals at the end of the shift :)
Gardening and groundworks for St Martins Garden School
Meet at the Lympsham Green side of the school. You can get there via Banwell Road or a little footpath off Wellsway
Max has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Max has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Max.
We were back again at St Martins Garden school to continue transforming a previously neglected area of land into a garden school. Andy, the organiser, had high expectations for the group - clearing a patch of scrubby land for a new wooden teepee and installing some steps on a slope leading to the garden school area.
The steps team soon got into a rhythm - sawing a large sleeper in two with a slightly inadequate bow saw, digging a channel in the earth with a slightly scary mattock, hammering rebar rods in place with Andy's brand new sledge hammer and finally backfilling with soil to make the step even. Hard work but the end result was very satisfying with a neat set of 4 steps leading down to the garden school area.
Meanwhile the clearing team had been attacking the tall shrubs with loppers, and digging up roots, clearing the plot so that a barrier membrane can be laid down in anticipation of a new wooden teepee for the kids to use. Again, a big difference in a short space of time.
On Wednesday 16 June, Helen, Alice, Mary, Max and Jane met up in the beautiful Sydney Gardens to help out with some summer gardening tasks. The initial plan was to prepare an area to be seeded for lawn, but with the amazing weather of the last couple of weeks, the ground was too dry and the plan changed: we were tasked with watering a parched area of the gardens.
This gave us our upper body workout for the week, as we needed to fill watering cans at the tap point, then carry them around 200m to the flower bed. Before long, nature decided to help us out and the heavens opened, bringing the plants some much-needed rain and our arms some much-needed rest. For the remainder of the task, we switched focus again to planting wild carrots and admiring the soon-to-be blooming sea of sunflowers.
Mixture of tasks which could include:
- Clearing/raking the orchard of leaves.
- Improve path access around the site.
- Digging, planting
- Pruning and creating natural fences Please bring your own gloves. All other tools will be provided.