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An update from Heritage Trees

Red Rose Forest's Heritage Trees project has enjoyed great success over the last few months. Here, we fill you in on the story so far.

Hulme Community Garden Centre is growing with Kickstarter

Hulme Community Garden Centre wants to sow the seeds of development and build a new extension so they can continue to engage and inspire communities in Greater Manchester – and you can help!

M:ACF Annual General Meeting 2015

On 7th July, Manchester Town Hall opened its doors once again to host the M:ACF’s AGM. Now in its second year, the fantastic event attracted two hundred attendees from Greater Manchester and beyond, all eager to hear the latest updates on the city’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Creative community at Salford's Islington Mill

The Alternative? Laura Ager takes a look inside Islington Mill, a unique creative space and arts centre in Ordsall, Salford.

Bring Me Sunshine: Sunshine House Community Hub

The people of Sunshine House Community Hub tell Alison Crush of GMCVO about creating a safe and supportive environment for local people.

Photograph by kind permission of Jonathan Nicholson

Manchester: A Certain Future, 2nd Annual General Meeting and MACF Annual Report 2015

On Tuesday 7th July, around 200 people gathered at Manchester Town Hall for the second annual general meeting of the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group.

'Manchester Town Hall' by Steve Parkinson

An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal. 

Q&A: Lucy Danger, EMERGE chief executive

Lucy Danger chats to Clare Wiley about tackling food waste and why compromise can be crucial for successful collaborations.

Cultivating awareness by cooking up a 'rescued food' feast

Charlotte Spring reports from Manchester’s debut Disco Soup - a family "feastival" aiming to prevent food waste through shared skills and supper.

An immersive promenade through Ordsall’s history

A new University of Salford initiative supports creative projects that benefit the local community. Clare Wiley reports.

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