Something for the Weekend 14 September 2012 #Manchester #Climate

To get your weekend off to a start- a bad joke.

How many hipsters does it take to change a lightbulb?
It’s a really obscure number, you’ve probably never hear of it…

And this weekend:

Sat 15, The Big Red Bus Tour of Green Homes

Carbon Co-op is launching a new Manchester-based programme to help owner occupiers improve the fabric of their homes, reducing utility bills and carbon emissions.  Join this free bus tour to:

  • See energy saving projects up close
  • Meet people who have transformed their houses and hear how they did it
  • See renewable energy projects from the top deck of a red London bus!
  • Find out about new Carbon Co-op offers available to help you improve your home

Departs midday, returns 4pm. Complimentary food and refreshments available on the bus. Suitable for people living in any kind of home or flat. Funded by Manchester City Council. For more details and to book:, 0161 408 6492

Sat 15th, “The Big Dig”

More than 100 of the UK’s community food-growing gardens will be throwing open their gates to the public during September 2012, in the largest open event of food-growing spaces ever seen in the UK. Edible Open Gardens 2012 Manchester is organised by The Kindling Trust as part of The Big Dig project.

In Manchester, The Walled Garden Project at Wythenshawe Park is also taking part in the Edible Gardens open event. The project is part of the Manchester Learning Disability Partnership and provides therapeutic training in horticulture, and woodworking skills for adults with learning disabilities. They grow and sell plants and vegetables and use recycled wood to make bird boxes, planters and bird tables to sell to the public.

For the full list of gardens open to a visit this Saturday see here: 

If you know of otherweekend events that are about “climate” (and that includes food growing, or cycling or whatever), then let us know and we can include them in future “Something for the Weekend”s…

And if you know any jokes of the high standard we’ve used so far, please submit ’em.

About manchesterclimatemonthly

Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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