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September 7, 2018

At this right moment I have just entered a little oasis of a beautiful remnant of an ancient forest , on my walks to Hough End pool, that I only discovered a few months ago , and it feel like visiting an old wise welcoming friend , it is so healing and beautiful to my...

April 7, 2018

How do we lose our cities 'breathing' spaces?

And can urban design bring any back?

The Manchester Art Gallery had an exhibition in 2015 about the Lost Gardens of Manchester showcasing the gardens we have lost over the last four centuries. 

Pomona Island long lost as a bot...

February 27, 2018

How much of the earth should we set aside for wildlife in order to protect diversity?

This is the question to be discussed at the Symposium Zoological Society of London this week

Based on this question, The Nature Needs Half Movement is "a science-based and common-sense...

February 27, 2018

“Manchester has a wide range of habitats and wildlife. This includes everything from floating water plantain in the Rochdale Canal through to ancient woodland in Blackley. These species and habitats make up a rich and valuable diversity that we should aim to protect an...

November 28, 2017

"So far, I have counted 34 species of birds in my urban garden. Humans are a minority species in Withington, but we are a powerful minority, able to protect the precious green spaces around us. Next time you see your neighbour peering round the curtains with a pair of...

September 27, 2017

Yesterday we ran two workshops with the Growing Together therapeutic horticulture project at Highfields Allotment in Levenshulme.  It has been a few years since I last visited the project and so much has changed, the garden has matured, the building gives a real centre...

September 12, 2017

Catch yourselves a Bat Walk before they go into hibernation!

Saturday evening was the annual Bat Walk organised by Friends of Platt Fields Park. Gathering in the Lakeside Centre at 6pm for tea and biscuits and to see the lovely photos and quotes from people about the pa...

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