Along with the rest of Britain, we have experienced some serious showers and windy days here in the North West. It hasn't stopped us enjoying the last of our crops from beetroots to courgettes and even still tomatoes. I have been roasting the beetroots with balsamic vinegar in the oven and making batches of courgette and dolcelatte soup. Delicious! In the meantime, we have been engaging with a local project at Bickershaw site. It is an old colliery site that has a dedicated staff member now, Hamish Jefferson, who is working hard to improve the pathways and encourage the flora and fauna to thrive. Hamish works for The Lancashire Wildlife Trust and we supported their Family Fun day in August by making our bespoke rustic bird boxes with the local kids to install around the site. Read all about it on our Facebook page. We have continued to work with Southway Housing Trust in Manchester, improving their open green spaces with tree pits and log edging. We have been asked by the Friends of Birchfields Park in Manchester to support a funding application they are submitting to gain funds to improve facilities in the park. We are consulting with them and look forward to hearing the outcome of this good work. Next month we shall be back in Highfield Country Park to begin valuable work on rejuvenating one of the ponds on the site. This is great as it will provide another vital habitat in a fantastic area of green space in Manchester. Updates to come.