The Museum Allotment
|Starts:||27 May 2011|
|Ends:||13 Nov 2011|
|What is it:||Outdoor|
The Museum’s new Living Worlds gallery explores the connections between all living things, including us, and shows how we can all shape the future by the choices we make.
One of the choices we can make is to grow food – on our windowsills, in our gardens, in our schools or even an allotment.
From May to November 2011 you will find our allotment outside the front entrance. It has been created by volunteers, visitors, community groups, a children's centre, university scientists and students and Museum staff. Some of us know lots about gardening and many of us are beginners – so this project is all about sharing skills and a love of the outdoors.
We are also exploring our collections and unearthing all sorts of extraordinary related objects – from a 17th century watering can and dried pea plants found on the banks of the River Mersey to ancient Egyptian farming tools and a wide range of garden insects.
All good allotments have sheds, and in our shed you’ll be able to find out about other local gardening and food projects and let us know what you think.
We're keeping our fingers crossed for lots of sunshine (and some famous Manchester rain) to help those crops grow.
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