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Group 2 of 2: Trimming curved hedge above the milestone, using secateurs and loppers. Tidy up clippings and bag up for easy removal.
Tools will be wiped down before use and to remain with the Goodgymer for the session (no sharing of tools).
Things to bring: *Suitable clothing and shoes *Your own gardening / work gloves.
Note: Plan is to have to separate Goodgym groups of 6 people working at a safe distance from each other. If we don't quite get the full 12 we may split the group in two on the day to have equal numbers in each group.
Meeting Point: Group 2 to meet at the Millstone and benches in the park between Thirlwell Road and Albert Road.
For today's mission we were gifted with sunshine and fabulous views at the Growing Communities site in Golcar.
Our second visit to this inspiring venture, our task today was uncovering and digging over a big plot for planting potatoes. After two years covered and a wet winter the job seemed a daunting one with heavy clay soil providing a full body workout!
Each taking a section of the plot and working hard while chatting in the warm sun, what seemed like an impossible task rapidly transformed into a neatly turned over patch ready for the spuds! All agreed it was very satisfying.
The potatoes will supply the Welcome Centre, helping feed Huddersfield's homeless communities, and also be sold through local retailers to buy next year's seeds. We can't wait to come back to harvest the crop!
There is lots going on at the site throughout the year and with plans for a pond and lots more crops it will be a place where communities can meet, work and grow together.