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Mon 19th Feb at 6:30pm
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Mon 26th Feb at 6:30pm
This will help people to know about the services available and help them save money while reducing waste by renting instead of buying.Read more
Mon 5th Feb at 6:30pm
What better way to spend a chilly February Monday than by having loads of great things to celebrate at GoodGym Wandsworth?
First we were happy to welcome Abigail to her very first GoodGym session. Give her a cheer! Great to have you join us Abby.
We also had a special milestone to mark, as our lovely Jo clocked up 50 good deeds last night. Amazing work Jo, that's a huge amount of weeding, planting, painting and more - not to mention all the miles along the way! Here's to the next 50...
Our third reason to celebrate came a bit later on at our monthly pub quiz, when we managed to scoop first prize and nabbed ourselves a cash win! Perhaps our GG garden might reap the rewards? If you'd like to join us for our regular social, it is every first Monday of the month, and everybody is always welcome.
After a short warm up a discussion about all the nice things we had done that weekend (spending time with family, half price burgers, friends' birthdays and hen dos) we headed off for Doddington roof garden. This space has been transformed by volunteers into a thriving garden for local people, but the huge area needs a lot of upkeep. We go as much as we can to lend a hand, and as we arrived last night we were met by Malissa who had loads of jobs for us.
These included 'hedgehogging' the big grass plants - a new term for us! Basically it meant using secateurs to give the overgrown plants a good hair cut, so while half of us got cracking with that, the rest of the group composted, watered and cleared.
We also had an extra challenge of shifting a ton bag of wet compost across the garden. At first attempt it seemed impossible to budge the dead weight, but after a few trips with the trugs, a wheelbarrow or two, and a lot of sheer determination we managed to drag the bag and deposit the nutrient rich soil in the right place. It took quite a bit of muscle and grit, but we would not be beaten! This would have been too big a job for many of the regular volunteers, so it was great we could help.
If that wasn't enough hard work, we just had time to squeeze in a leg blast in the square downstairs. It featured steps up, squats, fast feet and lunges - all the key exercises to work those lower body muscles!
Don't forget about the community mission to create an outdoor classroom which is coming up - I'm told there will be a reward in the shape of pizza post task!
Next week as it is pancake day, a group of us will be popping out for some treats post task. Join us next Monday to at Paradise cooperative garden.
Mon 29th Jan at 6:30pm
12 GoodGymers, 3 big tasks, 1 huge difference made...what a way to spend a Monday!
We started off our last group run of January with a warm up and what turned out to be a slightly trickier than anticipated question - can you name a car with the same letter as your first name? Not an easy one for the 'Js' amongst us!
We took a good steady run up to the theatre, a little trepidatious about what we might find there as it had been quite some time since our last visit. It's been a few months since we've taken over the space outside the theatre charity with the plan of making it a sustainable, organic and productive garden which we can use to grow crops to donate. As we turned the corner we were pleasantly surprised to find that it hadn't been overtaken by weeds and the plants we had been growing were still fighting on!
The three main jobs were to weed and stake up the peas, dig a hole and plant our donated fig tree, and finally to finish off the path. Wasting no time at all we divided up into teams and got stuck in. There were a few challenges along the way. While Catherine was carefully crafting an amazing trellis, there were several issues elsewhere to overcome, such as how to make the brick path lay flat and where to dig the hole avoiding the roots from the huge apple tree.
But GGers are nothing if not problem solvers and after 45 minutes, the peas had been saved, the fig tree was standing proud and there was an incredible yellow brick road which proved we had brains, heart and courage and we were also well on the way to creating our own Emerald City!
We popped over the road to do our fitness session for the evening, setting up camp in front of a Michelin starred restaurant. I hope we didn't distract them from their truffles! Introducing some healthy competition into the session we started off with a game of tic,tac,toe to decide who went first. Then each partner had to do 45 seconds worth of a certain exercise before the second team member tried to beat their reps. There were some very impressive squat thrusting, tricep dipping and step upping, with everyone winning at least one round. Well done on a good full body workout.
Next week it's our first Monday session at Doddington followed by the monthly pub quiz, hope you can make it! There is also a session on Saturday to plant flowers at Garratt park which is looking very quiet at the moment. If you can make it, here are all the details.