This afternoon eleven (10 beautifully on time, one sprinting in sweaty and late) goodgymers descended on the Children's Allotment. We were greeted by the lovely Alice and her snazzy new blackboard full of tasks for us to get stuck into. A lot of these tasks built on work that previous goodgym sessions had started.
Splitting into appropriately socially distanced teams we sawed logs, spread woodchip (we are experts), unearthed bramble roots, watered fruit plants, spread and raked top-soil, sowed grass seed and finished the construction of the silver-birch border around some plant beds.
It was such a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. The sun shone, we discussed the zen-like nature of raking, discovered smutty labels on the top soil bags and at the end had a well-earned rest in the allotment hammock. We are already looking forward to out session in May - soon to be listed, keep your eyes peeled.
A huge welcome to Jo joining a group run for the first time - we hope to see you again soon!
We have 2 tasks in East Oxford tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a gardening task at Boundary Brook Nature Park. It might be just about feasible to make it to both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming as long as we hurry through the parcel packing!
This is week 2 of a change of system for our Wednesdays at Oxford Mutual Aid, so probably still figuring it out a little. We will be packing food parcels as we have all winter, but instead of then delivering dozens of them we will have a maximum of 10 deliveries to do.
The majority of the time on this task will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing the food parcels. We will then deliver a parcel or two each at the end of the session. I have requested that all of our deliveries are within a 15 minute walk of the hall.
Please wear a mask.