June - Garden History at Ordsall Hall, 6pm-8pm: A 5 week course priced at £30 starts on the 17th June. A fascinating journey through England's medieval times to the present day. To book your place please call 0161 871 0251 or email
July 23 Nature Walk, Urmston Meadows, 7pm-8.30pm: Join Red Rose Forest for an evening nature walk around Urmston Meadows. Event is free. Booking is essential. Call Beth on (0161) 872 1660 or email
to book your place.
July 23, 24, 25,28, 28 & 30 Wild Wood Holiday Club, 9am-3.30pm: Join Manchester Forest Schools in Barlow Wood, Cholton for 6 days of exploring, playing, den building, tree climbing, camp fires, ropes challenges, green wood work, natural crafts and lots more. Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds. Cost = £25 a day and booking in advance is necessary. To book contact Sarah on
or call 07791428876
July 25, Sow the City event, Westcroft Community Centre, 12pm-4pm: FREE herb plants, cycle powered smoothie maker, cookery demos, food and refreshments at the centre which is on Westcroft Road in Burnage
July 26 Urban Naturalist: Parklife, Manchester Museum, 2pm-3pm: Get practical tips on insect identification with Phil Rispin. Curatorial Assistant of Entomology, and find out what you can spot living in your local urban environments. Book on 0161 275 2648 or
, £3.00. Email
or call 0161 275 2648 to book.
July 27, Sow the City event, Southern Allotments, Chorlton, 2pm-5pm: FREE herb plants, cycle powered smoothie maker, food and refreshments
August 3, Sow the City event, Old Moat Green, 2pm-5pm: FREE herb plants, bird box making, cycle smooth-ie maker, refreshments
September 7 Salford Rangers event, The Crescent Meadows, 1-5pm: Join Salford Rangers are for a community event at Crescent Meadows on Sunday 7th September 1-5pm. The event will include live bands, children's activities, food vendors and a bouncy castle.
Community Growing Sessions: Get your hands dirty at The Hub at Alexandra Park, Oldham. Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables at these community allotment sessions every Monday 1pm-3pm, Wednesday 10am-12noon and Thursdays 10am-12noon. Meet at The Hub. The entrance gate is on Kings Road next to the car park entrance, Oldham, OL8 2BH. Email to find out more:
Birchfield Park Forest Garden, volunteering days 3rd Sunday of the month: 1-3pm. Join the Friends of Birchfields Park in Rusholme for monthly work in the forest garden work including planting, weeding, mulching, pruning. Call Jane Morris on 07827 980684 for details.
Ongoing:K.I.T.E - Kids in the Environment . Kite is a group for young people aged 7 to 11 years who want to learn more about their environment and wildlife through a different activity each month. First Sunday of every month. Email
or call 0161 330 9613 to find out more.