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Hulme is where the Meadow is - City Road Sowing Day

Contributed on 25.04.17 by Stephanie Lynch

Manchester Climate Change Agency’s (MCCA) interns were awarded funding from Grow Wild to deliver a unique wild flower project named Hulme is where the Meadow is this Spring / Summer. The project started by sowing seeds at the newly established community garden on City Road run by One Manchester. MCCA teamed up with budding environmentalists from Uprising to bring new life to the garden.

Nitisha Mistry, an intern from Manchester Metropolitan University who applied for the funding says ‘this was a great way to start the project, especially on such an iconic day as Earth Day’.

The project ‘Hulme is where the Meadow is’ successfully received funding from Grow Wild.  Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wildflower campaign, bringing people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Grow Wild also funded Tale of Two Cities, their England Flagship project that has seen communities in Liverpool and Manchester join together to create stunning wild flower displays. 

Events & Communications Manager Steph Lynch states she ‘is delighted with the hard work of the interns and the Uprising members. This is a very special project to bring to Hulme and everyone involved should be very proud’.

The next site will be St Philips primary school were the children will be educated about the importance of wild flowers for biodiversity and the possible effects climate change will have on the UK’s natural environment.