9 Month Streak
Sat 17th Jun at 9:45am
Thanks to the special enthusiasm and energy that GoodGymers and sunshine brings, the following magic happened at Oxford City Farm today:
Brambles, weeds and grass were scythed away and kept at bay, to provide some safe and more accessible paths around the busy vegetable beds.
After some satisfying root pulling, the polytunnel is officially de-thistled, allowing space for luscious vegetables and herbs to grow to their full potential.
It was a long awaited meeting of the farm's new resident goats. One of which has been very pregnant for a while. GoodGym goat whisperers gave their kind and encouraging words and, as if by magic, she gave birth to two fluffy and healthy kids a few hours later.
Oxford City Farm are forever thankful <3
Sat 10th Jun at 9:30am
The vast number of photos of our river litter pick in collaboration with Falcon boat club and Isis Canoe Club tell the story of our Saturday task better than any written words. Fabulous sunshine, friendly faces; the perfect day to spend a couple of hours on the water and along the river bank. We cleared a huge haul of detritus from in and around the river and had fun in the sun.
Sat 10th Jun at 9:30am
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Wed 28th Apr 2021 at 6:15pm
At first glance Longbridges Nature Park and Iffley Meadows don't look too badly afflicted by litter, but once you know where to look there is (sadly) plenty of trash to be found.
Our 22 GoodGymmers, plus GoodGym mascot Peggy, divided into 4 teams to clean up different areas of the nature park. 2 teams worked on the banks where people throw litter into Longbridges Nature Park from the main road above, 1 team took to the footpaths of the park ferretting out the trash left behind after picnics and barbeques, and the last team skirted the edge of Iffley Meadows dicing with barbed wire and brambles to reach elusive cans and crisp packets.
As a team we collected 18 sacks of litter and got very close to the full house on GoodGym litter pick bingo: hub caps, masks, cans, bottles, carpet, takeaway containers, moss-covered underwear, socks and gloves all featured.
Excellent work team - hope you've dried out and warmed up now!
Thank you to Michael from Oxford City Council for meeting us to take the litter away for disposal.