Emma is an innovative and inspirational character in our community here in Salford. First she set up a sustainable waste social enterprise in 2002 which diverted fruit and vegetable waste from landfill. The project created local jobs and produces compost to feed the soils of Manchester! She is now a Director (Trustee) and positive impact manager at Social adVentures where she has created a Community Larder involving planting fruit trees in parks, schools and open spaces so residents can forage for wild fruit and then make up jams (jam making classes also provided!). In addition she has set up a community welbeing garden centre to provide anyone who has or is experiencing mental distress, with training and volunteer opportunities. She works with the local children, over 60s and even organised knitting sessions to create a quilt for BLISS (premature babies charity). She then cycled down to London to deliver the patchwork quilt personally. Emma has been a force for good in our community and her work here in Salford M3 has made a noticeable impact in our area. And she can run!