Zoom! Has another year really almost passed us by? Before 2014 toddles off on it’s merry way, we wanted to take some time to reflect on what an incredibly rich and fruitful year it’s been here at the Moss Side Community Allotment so we’ve compiled a photo album to savour some beautiful memories.
Early in the year we successfully built our community hub; for the community, by the community and it’s certainly been put to good use….
We’ve had pot luck dinners, cottage industry collective gatherings, craft workshops, residents and housing association meetings, Moss Side Market meetings, Environmental Scrutiny Committee meetings….and that’s only scratching the surface. We’ve hosted 6 community events, not including all the birthday parties, with everything from a traditional village summer fete to a fireside storytelling circle.
Once again we won a level 5 outstanding award from the Royal Horticultural Society and we got nominated in the top three for the Manchester Evening News environmental community project award. We’ve acquired three new plots, pulled down the fence around the hub, a polytunnel is under construction and just you wait until next year!
We. We. We. Do. Do. Do.
In the meantime, have a gander through our photos and warm your cockles as the winter solstice approaches and the year comes to a close.
Kicking off the year with the first signs of spring (an early one this year) and some lovely daffodils!
Late February, here’s Phil finishing up the cladding for the community hub
The team hard at work on the hub
Our May Day BBQ to celebrate the opening of the hub
the feast we prepared for the may day event.
beautiful summer flowers
onions looking happy
our pot luck dinner earlier in the year
delicious potatoes….never tasted anything like them! 🙂
one of the crafts for the village fete event
having fun at the village-in the city fete
selling alternatives to coffee at the village-in-the-city fete
Hayley telling a story at the village-in-the-city fete
crafts at The Village-in-the-City Fete
Phil all ready to be soaked with sponges at the village-in-the-city fete
mmmm….strawberry cheesecake, just one of the treats at the village-in-the-city fete
A midsummer feast to celebrate the fruits of the harvest
Jo helping herself at Lou’s birthday party
Lou’s birthday party
One of our little diggers harvesting carrots
Nat and Gianni having fun at our pumpkin carving afternoon
apple-bobbing at the day of the dead event
fireside poetry and storytelling at the day of the dead event
lavender bags; just one of the crafts we made for the Moss Side Market
a cosy bonfire night treat
pulling the fence down in November to make the hub more accessible
Moss Side market day all ready for Christmas