Creating a Legacy for Change

By Kevin Bradford This article was originally written for the October edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Environmentalists from The Heatons are hoping an inspiring online event will leave a “legacy” for future generations. Organisers of Heatons Climate Action Festival called on communities to support behavioural change to help tackle the growing challenges around sustainability now, and into the future.   Sustainable Living in the Heatons (SLH), member Mel Godfrey, …

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Christmas Day New Potatoes

By Paul Lowis – Chair/The Green Man on behalf of SLH  Now is the time to buy your new potatoes if you plan to grow them for your Christmas Day lunch. They are so simple to grow and taste fantastic!  Seed potatoes are available online and in garden centres again in August. They will be ready for your Christmas lunch if you get them planted now. These varieties are relatively cheap, and it’s best to buy them now while they are still fresh and a …

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Fallowfield Loop Walk

By Alex Lowis on behalf of SLH Walking along the Fallowfield Loop was my most common lockdown choice when it came to passing the time. On this occasion, I started in Fallowfield and walked down towards Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel. As I was going along, I started to notice many different varieties of flowering plants …

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Walk to the Meadow

By Hilary Hughes on behalf of SLH When lockdown was announced, I started going for regular walks around the Heatons with a friend. I live in Heaton Mersey and he lives in Heaton Moor, so we took it in turns to lead a short walk, usually covering about a mile. The walk below incorporates Heaton …

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The Edible Garden

By Mel Godfrey on behalf of SLH It’s a feature of modern life that we only see in shops a limited range of the huge variety of leaves, salads and herbs that grow according to each season. This 15-minute feature is brimming full of ideas for both foodies and gardeners. Edible plants that will happily grow …

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The June Gap

By Paul Lowis – Chair/Green Man Garden on behalf of SLH Ever heard of “the June gap”? Many beekeepers talk about it — it’s a time between spring and summer when bee colonies are at peak numbers, meaning they require more pollen and nectar. It’s during this time that spring flowers have more or less …

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Eco-Driving Fact Sheet

By Hilary Hughes on behalf of SLH Not everyone is ready to abandon their favourite car for an electric vehicle and charging point just yet so this blog offers some tips on how to adopt an eco-friendly driving style in any vehicle. Eco-driving is a simple concept that incorporates safety, saving money and an awareness …

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