On Sunday 7th June, in an inner city oasis normally peaceful and serene, the ground wobbled to the sound of music, the air jiggled with laughter and smoke billowed from the barbecue, effusing the pungent aroma of a feast created by a community. That was the Moss Side Community Allotment Big Lunch Day.
People came from far and wide (but mostly round the corner) to savour jerk chicken, potato salad, cheesecake, coleslaw, spanish omelette…….you name it, it was there. They came to dance and delight in the harmonic genius of a natural space and a sharing community.
Many people pulled together to make this event happen: preparing the space, taking charge of the barbecue, providing the beats, the food, the banter and defied that age-old saying “too many cooks spoil the broth” because our broth was rich in flavour because of all the chefs…
So here’s a big thank you to all those that came and made this happen, may it mark the beginning of a colourful summer.