May has been a quiet month for One Green World. This has given me the opportunity to concentrate on my allotment and have a well deserved holiday in Wales. I have not been idle though and have continued to receive requests for quotes and fund raising support from friends and community groups. The Horticultural Friends Society are continuing with their commitment to The Horticultural Centre in Wythenshawe Park, and with their support I am drawing up new ideas for the entrance ways in the Jungle Walk and Gardens of the World. The construction will include large pieces of Scots Pine, sourced on site from wind blown timber, and will follow the theme of the wooden entrances I installed in the centre earlier in the year. These new entrance ways will be welcoming and enhance the centre's beautiful collection of plants. I have been helping the Friends of Highfield Country Park to apply for funds to establish forest school workshops in the park. The forest school sessions will run hand in hand with environmental conservation to improve the park. This project is in collaboration with Jane Doyle, a Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioner, who works in the Greater Manchester area. The Friends of Highfield Country Park have also asked me to design and quote for an ambitious project - to create a pond and dipping platform that would be fed from the brook that runs through the park. This work would include a bridge to span the brook and repair to the existing weir. I was very pleased to be asked to quote for this work and fully support renovating and improving the site, as I think Highfield Country Park is one of Manchester's hidden gems. The dipping platform would be utilised by local school children and community groups and raise awareness of the biodiversity in the park. I have also been asked to quote for hard landscaping at Fletcher Moss Gardens to improve access around the horticultural gardens and also to re-vamp the waterfall pond system. I have been working on a few private contracts involving re-developing and landscaping gardens. My main aim for June 2014 is to concentrate on my creative work and spend time at my workshop, designing and forming ideas using wood. I have a story tellers chair that still needs carvings adding and bolting together. I am looking forward to some lovely English sun and losing myself in creation. Ian McDougall