September 29, 2017

The healing medicine of just being in a forest...

Developed in Japan in the 1980's this practice is well researched in Japan and many city dwellers are taking to the forests to restore and balance their busy stressful lives.

By realising that natural sources of nourishme...

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 27, 2017

Walking or cycling on the Fallowfield Loop beats being stuck in road traffic any day...

Here is a map of The Loop if you are interested in using the loop as part of your journey to work/school/shops/friends/parks/events or even take a day out to Debdale Park and visit G...

September 25, 2017

Never made it to SPRING GARDENS (but that's another story) as intended [see #treestory (1)]. Yes, I got lost... - my GPS- free stream of consciousness led me to QUEEN'S PARK* by Eddie Quayle:

The tall silent trees have been standing here so long

Their very grace + beauty...

September 25, 2017

Lots of walking events across Greater Manchester during this week which also coincides with half term for many school aged chidlren.

Find out more about this Walking Week and how you can get involved:

Visit Transport for Greater Manchester Website

You can search for your...

September 21, 2017

An afternoon of quiet drawing inspired by Frederick Fran's 'Zen The Art of Seeing'

Using this drawing method to help us look closely and forget ourselves, we can really tune into our envrionment and the present moment. This is an excellent way to 'be' in a quiet space,...

September 19, 2017

When Rae (kindly) invited me to contribute to MAPPING MANCHESTER's QUIET SPACES - as a local historian - I smiled... + then had a thought for the (still much missed) (pre-regeneration) Alexandra Park, Moss Side, which over the years had magically morphed into a quiet s...

September 19, 2017


this link goes through to the abc Radio player where you can hear this fascinating article

about nature and mental health

September 12, 2017

Parks are obvious green spaces that can be tranquil places. They are also the lungs that help our cities breath and a much needed place for wildlife to thrive.

As a way of ensuring we continue to have quiet and tranquil green spaces within our city, one pro-active thing...

September 12, 2017

The environment that we live in is the one we are exposed to most. Deciding to create a living space that we find inspiring or calming, where we can feel happy and safe is part of what we can do for ourselves if we feel oppressed by city sights and noises. Even creatin...

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