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Vote for Michelle’s inspiring community project

25 Sep 2014

Hulme Community Garden up for Guardian award

Hulme Community Garden

Michelle Inwood is asking her University colleagues to help her inspiring community project win a national award.

You can vote for Hulme Community Garden – where Michelle works as a weekend volunteer – in the Guardian newspaper’s Live Better Challenge Community Project Award.

Once a wasteland, this community garden centre is a fruitful learning and therapeutic resource for inner-city Manchester.

Michelle , who conducts contact lens clinical trials in Optometry, explains: “We are here to inspire, educate and heal, and of course offer a huge range of plants for sale throughout the year. Our public gardens are alive with birds and insects who appreciate our strict chemical free practices, and the several annual events we hold get bigger and better every year.”

Hulme Community Garden is one of 17 inspiring community projects up for the Guardian vote.

The project with the most votes will receive £1,000 of funding, and the projects with the second and third largest number of votes will each receive £500 each. One voter, chosen at random, will receive £150 worth of vouchers to shop at Nigel's Eco Store.