What a fantastic event we all enjoyed last Sunday. You would not believe you were in the centre of Manchester nestled into the allotments at Acorn Close. The allotment society put on a spread of delicious food and drinks worthy of a royal garden party and we were there to offer a hands-on experience of wood-carving.

Pauline Kavanagh Acorn Close Allotments

People came and went throughout the afternoon and we had a lot of interest in carving flowers onto a sign for Acorn Close Allotments (see media gallery). A great big thank-you to Pauline Kavanagh (photo) and all the allotment society for inviting us to be part of their open day.

We are now preparing for Cringle Park Global Picnic event this coming Sunday 14th June where we shall be doing more wood-carving and sharing skills and tools with the public.

Come down and have a go yourself and enjoy the food and atmosphere at the event. The venue is Cringle Park in Levenshulme, Manchester.

At Acorn Close, we met Lydia Neryll from Manchester Environmental Education Network. MEEN are a charity dedicated to promoting the sustainability agenda in schools in Greater Manchester. The 'Intergenerational Climate Change Project' will be in the Arndale Centre, in Manchester on the 17th, 18th and 19th of June, where young people will be asking adults to engage and join them on practical intergenerational learning projects including a 'carbon classroom'. We will be going along on one of these days to join in and find out what we can learn from our young people about sustainability and our future. Check out MEEN website at www.meen.org.uk and attached is the flyer for this project.

Arndale flyer for 2nd May to Age Friendly manchester