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Something fantastical has landed in Moss Side Community Park...

We’re buzzing to unveil this fantastical ‘Sensory Structure’ in Moss Side Community Park (M14 4SL) today, an interactive installation that invites the residents of Moss Side to vote on what they’d like to see, hear, smell, taste and touch as we make Moss Side greener, with the opportunities to add your own ideas too.  

To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away free herbs to help you get growing at home. Pop down before 6pm to grab yours!

The installation is open daily from 9am - 3pm until Friday 9th July. We also have some exciting FREE workshops coming up, delivered by the wonderful Sow the City:

  • Saturday 3rd July, 10am to 3pm - Create your own bird feeder with Sow the City. Use natural materials to keep our feathered friends fed and start seeing and hearing beautiful birds in your garden or balcony!
  • Tuesday 6th July, 3pm to 6pm - Food tasting with Sow the City. Try delicious fresh produce grown right here in Moss Side and discover how tasty local and seasonal fruit and veg can be.

These events are all drop-in, so arrive any time while the event is on.

What happens next?

The ‘Sensory Structure’ is kicking off our Nature Takeover project, aiming to bring nature closer to people living in the area by integrating pockets of green and wildlife habitats in unexpected places and transforming disused patches of land and inspiring people to connect with nature through arts, design and creative tech solutions.  We will use the insights from the installation and workshops to inform the focus of the Nature Takeover. Find out more here.

Posted on 29th June 2021

by Stine Wilhelmsen