Moss Side Peace Garden

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We met Anne who is part of the group over-seeing the development of the Moss Side Peace Gardens, and did a bit of tidying while we talked. Anne also printed us out the… Continue reading

Carnforth Street initial map

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 We had the initial meeting with Heald Road Primary, Adactus, a representative of Manchester Universities student volunteer team, and the council’s ward coordinator. Some funding has already been applied for, but it looks like… Continue reading

Some plant donations

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Loads of roots! We recieved a wheelbarrow full of autumn fruiting raspberries, which was nice. We soon had them all potted up, in some old vegboxes until we can plant them out. We… Continue reading

Coldframes

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We made some coldframes from reclaimed materials – hence the slightly odd shapes. The plan is to use them for bringing on cuttings and spring salad leaves. As soon as the sun went down the perspex… Continue reading

Getting the Measure of Carnforth Street Garden

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Despite it being a chilly January day, we all went down to measure up the Carnforth Road garden. 3-4 years ago there was some investment in the site, with new trees planted and… Continue reading

Bulb Planting at Moss Side Peace Garden

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Did you know Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto with Marx, used to live in Moss Side? The house he used to live in has been knocked down, and is now a public… Continue reading

Propagating plants

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L’armoury pour le guerre jardin At the end of November, we started practical sessions by potting up cuttings and collecting seeds. We collected rosemary & blackcurrant cuttings, and lavender and nasturtium seeds. We have had… Continue reading

Vertical gardens

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Vertical gardens are a great way of growing in urban spaces, with the potential to transform the way they look bringing oxygen and colour even sometimes into indoor spaces. They can provide habitats, help buildings… Continue reading

Some inspiration – Urban forest garden

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Welcome

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Hello everyone, this is the website of The Urban Gardening Project, a voluntary group based in Manchester which utilises unused urban land to grow food. Please see our ‘About’ page for more details… Continue reading