Ever since the Moss Side Community Allotments began, we’ve kept ourselves busy and (mostly) out of mischief by introducing layer upon layer to the project; this year we’ve opened our built-by-hands community hub to keep us nice and toasty during the winter and it’s been put to good use (if the turnouts at our events are anything to go by).
But as well as all of our playfulness and fun, sometimes we just like to get down to some good old-fashioned hard graft; which is what we’ve been doing over these past couple of weeks. You see, we’ve been trying to find new ways to make the allotment project more sustainable in the long-term and less reliant on funding so we can open our squeaky gates to more people and share even more skills and of course; food. That’s why this year we’ve had a stall at the Moss Side Markets as a way of offering our wholesome food to the wider public in exchange for some very reasonable donations whilst making a bit of money to support our community adventures.
In December we’ll be attending two markets on 6th and 13th in the market’s new location in Whitworth Park. As it’s not the best time of year for our crop we’ll be offering some unique crafts just in time for Christmas! We’ve been preparing our beautiful herbal vinegar bottles, making ecological Christmas decorations, nurturing daffodils in a tin to brighten up your winter windowsill, making recycled glass lanterns, sewing together stunning lavender bags among many other exciting things.
So over the next two Saturdays come and support your favourite local diggers and purchase some handcrafted goods in exchange for donations, knowing that you’ll be taking home a labour of love.