August 2013

Inclusion in this calendar is NOT a guarantee of quality. If we think something is extremely likely to be worth your time, then we will put one or more little “thumbs up” icons next to it. We a) are maybe prejudiced about some groups b) have specific criteria about usefulness and c) could be wrong.

Sat 3 – Sun 11 August, Manchester will play host to urban gardening festival Dig The City. The event will see the city centre transformed into a nature wonderland as Manchester’s retailers, restaurants and food producers join forces to celebrate the growing culture of city greening and sustainable food production.  Launching the exciting calendar of events is Monty Don, the UK’s leading horticulturalist and presenter of Gardener’s World. Monty has graced gardens on our TV screens for over twenty years and published over 20 books, including The Sensuous Garden and Urban Jungle.

> Free talks at Dig the City! 

Groundwork MSSTT will be hosting a series of talks during Manchester’s Dig the City (click to view) come and find out about our local projects near you and learn about urban gardening:

Monday 5th to Sunday 11th Young Rewired State

Sat 10th, 8.45pm Friends of Chorlton Meadows are hosting a Bat & Moth night with Bat expert, Richard Gardner and local Moth expert, Ben Smart.
Meet: Ivy Green car park on Brookburn Road, Chorlton (opposite the Bowling Green pub).

Tues 13th, 6.45pm to 9pm Manchester Friends of the Earth Full Group Meeting, Greenfish Resource Centre, Oldham St.

Done and Dusted

> Eating what you grow: Sunday 4th August @ 11am
Learn to grow, cook and eat with Groundwork’s project officer and food expert Sarah Tarmaster, who will be demonstrating seasonal food growing and dishing out some top-tips.

> Anyone can grow in a small space: Monday 5th August @ 1pm 
Learn about the best plants to grow in a small space indoor and outdoor, reuse household items as planters, make use of your balcony, windowsill and yard with expert advice from project officer Sarah Tarmaster from Groundwork MSSTT.


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