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Mapping Trafford for growing land

29 Apr 2013

Join The Kindling Trust for two mapping workshops in Trafford, looking for land suitable for growing fruit and vegetables.

map of Trafford

The Kindling Trust is working with the Everyday Growing Cultures project and Open Data Manchester to run two mapping workshops in Old Trafford, looking for land which is suitable for growing fruit and vegetables.

If you would like to see a greener and more productive Old Trafford and would like to learn how to use technology to make it happen, join them!

Kindling will run two workshops on the opportunities for growing veg in urban areas. They will then be walking the streets and identifying spaces, collating the data and uploading it onto a map.

The workshops will take place on Wednesday, 1 and Wednesday, 15 May (5.30 - 8pm, supper provided) at St John’s Centre, St John’s Road, Old Trafford, M16 7GX. The Centre is on St John’s Road, behind the big red church (St John’s) on Ayres Road in Old Trafford.


5.30pm   Welcome – project objectives
5.40pm   What are we looking for?
5.50pm   How to record the data 
6pm       Supper! and Q&A
6.15pm   Walking the streets – data collection (in pairs)
7.15pm   Return to St John’s Centre – upload data – feedback
7.45pm   Presentation of populated map – Q&A
8pm       Finish

Further information and registration 

For more information and to register a place, please contact:

For an idea of what they're getting at, see: