Residents, volunteers and community groups will be giving Crumpsall’s Herristone Park a makeover this month when they’ll be planting a colourful wildflower meadow for the local community to enjoy.
The community planting event, organised by Royal Voluntary Service, is part of the Together coalition’s Billion Seed Challenge (#BillionSeedChallenge) in which people across the UK are coming together to show a little love for their local green spaces which have played such an important part in our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. The Billion Seed Challenge is a celebration of community spirit and the environment.
All are invited to come along at 12.00 midday on Saturday 30th October at Herristone Park Herristone Road, Manchester M8 4PN to join in with preparing the ground, planting wildflower seeds and tidying up the area. Tools, seeds and free light refreshments will be provided.
Karen Kennedy, the local Royal Voluntary Service activity coordinator, is organising the Herristone Park Billion Seed Challenge community planting event as part of First Time for Everything,a programmedesigned by the charity and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to give people an opportunity to try something new, social and active for free in their local community.
Karen says: “The past 18 months have shown us how important our local environment is. Whether it’s our window boxes and gardens or streets and local parks, our green spaces have supported our physical and mental wellbeing during challenging times. In the past, we might have taken our local environment for granted but, inspired by how much we relied on it during lockdown, the Billion Seed Challenge is a great way for people to come together to brighten up the local area. We hope lots of local people will want to join in.”