New Green Gym in Frome

Future Shed Frome

You can now book free weekly ‘Green Gym’ sessions starting on Sunday the 13th of June, 2-5pm at Whitemill Community Garden. Frome Field 2 Fork and Future Shed: Frome (part of Edventure: Frome) have partnered up to put on 6 weekly Green Gym Sunday sessions in June and July.

At the Green Gym sessions, groups of 12 will be led through a gentle warm up and cool down, and in between enjoy a full workout, suited to all levels of fitness and at a safe social distance.

Typical activities will include sowing seeds, planting, pruning, creating no-dig veg beds, digging up brambles, constructing new garden features, hedgerow harvesting and building bug hotels.

This is a way that you can support Frome Field 2 Fork in their new enterprise, grow local food, take part in conservation AND get fit. Plus it won’t be all exercise – the group will take a break in the middle to have a chat and refreshment – though you’ll need to bring your own due to Covid restrictions for now.

The Green Gym idea started as a post on a community ideas board which is collecting ideas from across the community for new activities that people would like to see in our town – all on the theme of creating a greener and healthier future. Hannah Burd from Edventure: Frome, said: “We could see that the idea was popular as it had a lot of likes and support on the ideas board. We have a really precious opportunity, as part of the Green & Healthy Future for Frome programme, to support these ideas to take root in our town. The Green Gym will be a great antidote to all those winter months of lockdown! Find out more about what we’re up to by following us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FutureShedFrome.”

The programme is a partnership between Edventure: Frome, Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council. It is funded by The National Lottery’s Community Fund. If you have ideas of your own, the board is still open and you can post them here: https://yrpri.org/group/4935

Alongside attending you can also support Frome’s new Green Gym and Field 2 Fork by donating garden tools. Donations of tools and equipment can be dropped off at Edventure, The Welsh Mill Hub, Park Hill Drive, Drome, BA11 2LE on 9:30-11:30 on Wednesday mornings and 11-12 on Thursday mornings. For any questions about this or the event, email fromefield2fork@gmail.com or phone Caroline on 07857437608.

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