Countryscape worked with Red Rose Forest (RRF) to create a richly illustrated interpretive display for The Meadows: a public green space on the banks of the River Irwell in Salford.
Countryscape were again contracted by Red Rose Forest (RRF) to produce the organisation’s Annual Report for the period 2010-2011. This work involved developing a new design and layout for the document, based more closely on the styles used by contemporary newspapers and magazines. The aim of the new format was to challenge the stereotype of annual reports as being “dull, corporate documents” and instead produce something that would genuinely engage and inform audiences, and ultimately be a pleasure to read.
Countryscape is currently working with Red Rose Forest to develop an interpretation strategy, together with a range of displays and other materials, for Nutsford Vale: an important area of “urban countryside” in North Manchester.
To date this project has involved facilitating a workshop with local residents to explore ideas for the interpretation and sketch out a plan for going forwards. The project itself is due to span three years and will be completed in 2014.
Countryscape developed a branded html template to assist the Red Rose Forest (RRF) team in producing regular e-newsletters. Its purpose was to simplify the e-newsletter process and ensure consistency in the layout and overall quality of the final product.
The template was set up to accommodate a range of different types of content, such as news items, photographs, case studies and mini-features, contacts and logos, etc. The final template was tailored for use in RRF’s email software of choice (MailChimp).
The Green Streets project was established in 2001 and has since helped to improve the quality of life for urban communities by involving local people in planting street trees, creating communal green alleyways and living green walls.
Countryscape designed a series of ‘tree tags’ for labelling trees planted by the project. The purpose of the tags is to help raise awareness of the project among local residents and encourage people to care for the trees once planted.
The Little Green Roofs project works with local communities to create green roofs on small, uninhabited, communal buildings and structures around Manchester. These green roofs help to provide ‘hotspots’ for greenery and biodiversity, and help to reduce the impact of local climate change.
Countryscape developed a Google Map application for the Red Rose Forest (RRF) website, enabling users discover the variety of nature reserves, woodlands, parks and waterways within the RRF catchment area. The purpose of the map is to assist the planning of recreational visits and days out.
Countryscape designed and produced the Red Rose Forest (RRF) Annual Report for the period 2009-2010. This work involved 'refreshing' the RRF brand and developing a new layout for the report.
The overall aim was to better convey the breadth of work undertaken by RRF, some of which was (at the time) not fully recognised by stakeholders. This was achieved by placing emphasis on photographs and other imagery to help illustrate the work of RRF, while also creating a more engaging and less ‘corporate' layout for the report, suitable for wider audiences.
Red Rose Forest undertook a project to celebrate Manchester’s “top trees”, as identified by the general public. The aim was to use local stories to help invigorate a programme of new planting across Greater Manchester, and to create a touring exhibition, targeting museums, galleries and local parks.