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SALFORD FRUITS OF THE EARTH FEST AT KERSAL MOOR
 

Star date: 7th October 2012

OWLS, TREES, BEES AND WICKED SOUNDS ON THE MOOR

Hundreds of people flocked to Kersal Moor this afternoon for a special Fruits of the Earth Festival celebrating the ecology of the famous green space. Twelve new fruit trees were planted on the Moor, Barn Owl Bill brought some stunning tame owls and arts, craft, veg and `save the bee' stalls gave out the environmental buzz. All backed by some top East European tunes from the Yiddlesticks…

Loads of photos here…


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Kersal Moor, well known for its Chartist `giz the vote' history, is also a Site of Biological Importance. And this afternoon, as the sun shone, the Moor was celebrated for its ecology.

Twelve new fruit trees were planted by people of all ages from the local community who will be their future guardians, while a lady in a huge bee costume urged people to fill in postcards to send to David Cameron urging action to save the bees.

Already saved were Barn Owl Bill's incredibly tame rescued owls, who sat patiently while being stroked and held by loads of admirers. There was a vegetable quiz, old forest crafts and plant pot making, while the Incredible Edible stall showed what could be grown on wasteland for the community.

There were stalls selling ornamental dragons and snails, earrings, relishes, fab fruit pies and cakes. And in the background came some wicked East European sounds from the Yiddlesticks troupe.

Thanks to Friends of Kersal Moor, the famous space known previously only for its racecourse and Chartist connections, is coming back to life as a community recreation ground in its own right.

Main photo by Richard Searle

 

alice searle wrote
at 1:49:59 AM on Monday, October 8, 2012
Just a quickie to thank everyone who helped with this lovely green event and thanks too to those who joined us. It was a really pleasant community occasion and illustrates that people love to get together and can enjoy themselves without the 'wizz bang' of many modern entertainments. You probably did not know that the Kersal Moor deer honoured the day with an appearance. You have to be quick to see it but when you do it's magical. The fruit trees will be watched over carefully by their 'guardians' and next year there will be blossom and fruit; another bit of magic. The sun shone too; what more could we ask for! If you want to be a Friend of Kersal Moor please watch Salford Star and the notice Boards for meetings and events.
 
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