We have been so busy this month with One Green World. We have been delivering sessions on the food growing programme with various groups including primary and secondary schools. It has been such fun working with young people sowing seeds and finding out what plants need to grow. We have planted cauliflowers, potatoes and onions. Now we are moving onto planting out beans and watching our courgettes grow their first yellow flowers. It has been so satisfying to share these experiences with school groups. We have been very impressed with the allotment spaces we have discovered at the schools - education has changed a lot since we were at school! The programme continues throughout June, July and August with more adult groups enjoying the sessions. It was exciting to share the launch of City of Trees (formally Red Rose Forest) on the 4th May at their event. We look forward to helping in their vision to plant 3 million trees in Manchester over the next 20 years. We were honoured to be invited to the University of Manchester Volunteering Awards on the 11th May. We learnt about all the amazing volunteering that students at Manchester University undertake and am proud to be one of the partner organisations that offer diverse and exciting volunteering opportunities in Greater Manchester. We look forward to another year of working with these inspiring young people. We have continued to deliver our log edging work with Southway Housing Trust. It is so good to support with improving open green spaces for residents of Manchester and reduce pesticide use in our precious habitats. On May 30th we did a wood-carving session at Parrs Wood Environmental Centre's open day. It was a great success with a lot of the public wanting to have a go at carving. We love supporting centres like this as they run on volunteer support and work so hard to keep these resources going. June looks set to be fair weather and we are looking forward to the Summer with more creative projects that continue to improve our outdoor open spaces. Keep up to date with our activities on Facebook and Twitter.

Enjoy the Summer!