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Wangari Maathai Peace Groves

This project promised to bring young activists and more seasoned activists together not only to learn about the inspiring life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai but to meet each other, take positive action together and to plant peace groves in Wangari’s honour. The launch took place in July 2015 with lots of interest from groups wanting to host the groves and from schools wanting to participate. Our partners eventually included St Philip's, St Margaret's, Birchfields Primary schools, the Hideaway youth group in Moss Side, Hulme Community Garden Centre, the Forever Garden, Birchfield's Park's forest gardeners and One Green World plus a host of amazing environmental and community activists from across Greater Manchester.

This project was funded by LUSH.

For the full case study on this exciting intergenerational project click here.

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