A project Growing Together aims to inspire residents in the Newton Heath neighbourhood to get growing at home

A project Growing Together aims to inspire residents in the Newton Heath neighbourhood to get growing at home and encourage greener living in the longer term by transforming their underused outdoor spaces.

As part of In Our Nature, a Manchester-wide climate campaign run by environmental charity Hubbub,eight different households in Newton Heath have been paired with a local ‘everyday’ gardening expert living in their area, to create their own green patch at home, while improving their gardening skills and making new connections in their area.

This Sunday to celebrate the achievements of the residents who have taken part and to inspire the whole community, a community garden will be launched at Newton Heath cricket ground.

Between 12pm and 4pm, there will be lots of activities to involve and inspire the residents including the launch of a community garden and a tool library so that residents can borrow gardening equipment on days they need it

There will be various workshops such as seasonal growing, and birdfeeder making with Sow The City and a cooking demo with Cracking Good Food as well as a planting experience for kids in the community garden
seeds give away for people to start growing at home

Hubbub is an award-winning charity and social enterprise that inspires ways of living that are good for the environment – disrupting the status quo to raise awareness, nudge behaviours and shape systems. Their aim is to revolutionise communications with the public about environmental issues – using everyday language and good design to make environmental actions desirable and tapping into things people are passionate about such as food, fashion, homes and neighbourhoods. This innovative approach saw Hubbub win the Charity of the Year Award in 2020 and Best Social Media Presence in 2021 at the prestigious Charity Times Awards.

Since its formation in 2014, Hubbub has delivered more than 145 trailblazing environmental campaigns in collaboration with over 2,300 partners, helping to shift the national debate on key environmental issues such as food waste, sustainable fashion, air pollution and recycling. Hubbub’s campaigns include #LeedsByExample which brought together 25 of the UK’s largest companies to boost recycling on the high street, a 3-year partnership with IKEA to create the world’s largest consumer-facing sustainability campaign ‘Live Lagom’ and creating a network of 280 (and counting) Community Fridges across the UK which, in 2021, redistributed an estimated 3,150 tonnes of surplus food and welcomed over 250,000 unique visitors.


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