27 Sep The Moss Cider Project
I am a Moss Sider and this weekend I helped make Moss Cider. (When I say ‘helped’, I mean ‘watched’. Clearly, sticky apples and cameras are not a good combination.)
The Moss Cider Project is the fantastic brainchild of Dan Hasler, a local resident, who is organising a group of volunteers to grow apples in and around Moss Side then turning the fruits of their labours into cider, selling it and sowing the profits back into the community.
I was there to document this – the first ever Mash Up – and it was pretty cool!
Dan is hoping to have some cider ready to share by Autumn. You can keep up to date with news and progress at www.themossciderproject.org.
Ps, I wanted to show the last picture of the Red Admiral (I’m informed that’s what it is) to show the impact ‘greening’ an alleyway can have. Jo Wilkes of the residents association has worked really hard to turn this alley into a green space, growing food and flowers in pots and baskets, and turning it into a real community space that is also attracting gorgeous wildlife. (Though it looks like this ones wings have been eaten?!)
And my photograph as it appeared on the BBC (Manchester) website: