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Mon 7th Nov at 6:45pm
Islington Report written by Islington runner
It was a ladies GoodGym Group run this week and our bravery paid off. Despite the rain and wind that lasted right up until we set off from Arsenal, it was calm and dry while we ran to meet Fran at Highbury Quadrant to shift earth. They're setting up a new community garden around the corner and needed help wheelbarrowing new earth from where it was dropped off around the corner into their new wooden planters. Some of the locals came out to help and we made a sizable dent in two of the big bags.
We also had a Dolly, but Dolly was a small dog, not a hand truck. Still, she barked at our wheelbarrows and tried (unsuccessfully) to stop a fox weeing on our bags of earth, so Dolly gets full points for trying.
And if, like me, you found Fran's hedgehog information really interesting, but can't remember any of it now, here's: What to do if you find a hedgehog out during the day from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Tue 18th Oct at 7:00pm
5 GoodGymers made there way to Springfield park to clear a tonne of excess gravel from the court yard.
Preventing trips, slips and broken doors we finished off the removal of the massive excess of gravel that had been laid in the court yard.
Big effort Sweeping into perfect piles before being shoveled and removed to create a safer surface. A lot of graft required but the team was more than up to the task. finishing in 40 minutes of GG action!
Top work team! see you again soon.
Wed 12th Oct at 8:00am
A top crew of early rising Goodgym folk joined Area Activator Simon and Frannie from Octopus Community Network for a quick mini mission at Highbury Quadrant Estate.
A large order of timber beams were due to be delivered just by Highbury New Road for 8am on the dot, and we wanted to be on hand to help with shifting them all to a new location.
Unfortunately, the delivery was delayed by over an hour, so our team decided to sweep and rake up the surrounding area (including the new site for these vegetable planters) while we were waiting. As the large freight truck arrived, our Goodgym volunteers got right to work with unloading the supplies, and we easily cleared the decks within 10 minutes between us. Many hands made light work! Well done everyone!
Wed 12th Oct at 8:00am
Many hands make light work! Moving timber to a new garden spot!Read more