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Hello there Dirters,

Welcome to our Community News Update, with a selection of the best community topics from across the North West.

This week's community feature

Make your gardens more wildlife friendly this October by supporting Wild About Gardens Week. Find more information including how you and your green-fingered compadres can get involved here.

Image Credit: David Cooper/Hedgehog Street
Celebrate harvest (and the great outdoors!) at the National Wildflower Centre. All activities are free and you'll be sure to leave with a fresh perspective of nature. 
Grow Wild is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to transform a communal growing space using UK native plants. Find out more here.
Open Mind Festival comes to Preston next week. The three day event offers both education and entertainment, focused around mental health and wellbeing.
Save energy, cash and carbon in your home (and wider community) using the practical guidance provided by Action for Sustainable Living's training course. 
Want to make your aspirations for resources a reality? Why not consider crowdfunding your project with Crowdfunder? Find out more here.
Good Jobs
Have a position you want to get out there, or looking for some new employment? Then visit the forum.
Want to find the latest volunteering opportunities in your area? Then check out our volunteering tool.  
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