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Waterway Magic: The Canal & River Trust casts a spell

Lynn Pegler explores the resurgence of the great British canal and the importance of maintaining its beauty and heritage.

Helping Manchester do as the Romans did

A Castlefield community group is attempting to crowd fund the development of a world-class urban space that ties together the 2,000-year-old Roman heritage of the site with modern day Manchester and they need your help!

Community Regeneration: Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, a 144-year-old Whalley Range attraction, has been transformed and its Victorian facilities restored through a £5 million investment and dedicated community development.

Greater Manchester celebrates World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day sees staff and customers at Hulme Community Garden Centre get into the spirit!

Trees in hard landscapes – Getting it right in Greater Manchester

Matthew Millett reports from the Trees in Hard Landscapes event taking place at Manchester Museum’s Kanaris Lecture Theatre.

Real Life Science at Manchester Museum

Sustainability summer school planned for Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum has won this year's Lever Prize and intends to use it to launch a summer school dedicated to sustainability.

Creating a sustainable food chain in Greater Manchester - from the ground up!

In 2011, Manchester Veg People set out to start a food revolution; a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers. Here, Deborah Linton explores how developers intend to take it to the next level in a slow to grow market.

Daffodil

Metrolink plants new ‘Field of Hope’ for Marie Curie with Wythenshawe schoolchildren

A ‘Field of Hope’ will return to Wythenshawe this spring after schoolchildren from Peel Hall Primary School teamed up with Metrolink to plant daffodil bulbs in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Hello blossom

Happiness? It’s growing on trees

As new research again shows a direct link between street trees and mental wellbeing, is it time to put renewed efforts into safeguarding Greater Manchester’s urban canopy?

Heritage Oak in Wythenshawe Park

Heritage trees get a helping hand

Greater Manchester’s heritage trees are about to get some much needed tender loving care as a result of a new project from the Red Rose Forest, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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