Five GoodGym runners headed out early on a sunny (but chilly) Sunday morning to meet Joe from the National Trust on the beautiful Bath skyline walk.
Due to the heavy increase in walkers along the route over the past few months, some of the heavily trodden public footpaths became public mud-baths during the winter. Joe needed our help with creating a gravel path entering one of the fields to provide a solid surface for future walks.
The path we built will be along the Park Run route when it returns in the coming months so it was important to get the path ready for the runners!
The team used a variety of tools to dig the trench, shift the gravel into place and flatten it out and just under 2 hours of grafting later, the path was complete!
It was great to welcome Meyrick to his first GoodGym task! We wouldn’t have finished the path without him and hope to see him join another task soon.
Bath's Organic Garden is a bit of a hidden gem. Dedicated volunteers work the plots and orchards to the accompaniment of birdsong and children's laughter from the play park next door.
Our task was to create a wicker fence to screen it from the busy and polluting Upper Bristol Road and the team set to with a smile.
Rob fetched and trimmed the longest branches he could find while Mark and the Emilies wove them into a fence - with Ruth helping both tasks.
Kate the supervisor treated us to some delicious organic apple juice and later let us off early as we'd worked so hard, we'd used up all the wood.
Kate was very pleased with how well we'd done and we were pretty proud - the different types of wood - including hazel, willow and bamboo - made it quite a work of art and not of-fence-sive at all.
We will be helping to create a new seating area using some of the blank stones. There will be a stone mason present who will help supervise the moving of the stones.
- Please bring gloves
- All other equipment is provided
Mixture of tasks which could include:
- Clearing/raking the orchard of leaves.
- Cutting back herbaceous growth
- Pruning apple trees
Please bring your own gloves. All other tools will be provided.
This month's meal delivery proved much better weather conditions than the Valentine's Day one. This was a welcome complement to the daffodils that the church had kindly added to the meal packages to celebrate Mother's Day. After a nice catch-up with the other Goodgymers (Ruth the regular, Nicola and her husband who was on his first mission) whilst we decided who was to go in which direction, I set off to deliver four meals to the road just behind the church. All were gratefully received with beaming smiles. Another Goodgym mission well-accomplished :)