Visit an Urban Farm: Guided Tour of the Biospheric Foundation


This event will offer you the opportunity to experience an innovative urban farm, living laboratory and research centre in Salford, the concept of which has been developed and created by Vincent Walsh, a former PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University.

You will be guided throughout the building including a forest garden outside and onto the roof. There will be an explanation of the growing systems and how they interact with each other, with an opportunity to taste some of the produce and a Q & A session with Vincent.

The Biospheric Project, a former print works in the centre of Salford has been transformed into a thriving agricultural space along the banks of the River Irwell, with a fully planted forest garden, indoor growing closed-looped systems with fish and worms, and a roof garden with permaculture tunnels, chickens and bee hives.

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The project has been developed to explore how we, as individuals and as a community, can respond to the ever increasing issues around rising food prices, sourcing good and local fresh produce and developing sustainable food systems within densely populated urban environments.

Tour commences at 12pm and will finish at 2.30 pm

Please note that a minibus service can be put on take you to and pick you up from Irwell House in Salford.  The service will be run pending demand. Please contact Amanda on if you would like a place on the minibus.

You will be awarded 3 bronze points towards the MMU Futures Award for attending this tour.

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