Dig the City, Manchester

Sunday 14 September 2014
10:45 to 15:30

It's a very different type of workday this week!

Sean Harkin, who is the 'National Trust gardener in residence' in Manchester, has ordered 100,000 snowdrops for them to be planted by the general public in various locations across Manchester over 7 days starting on Saturday. This is to commemorate the First World War centenary.
Our MNTV group have offered to participate on Sunday which means that we will be Sean's helpers and will talk to members of the general public (adults and children) as they come to the NT stand to see what is going on and encourage/help them to plant a snowdrop, so they are part of the Manchester Snowdrop planting experience.
The usual workday arrangements apply, please  - wear oldish clothes, sensible footwear, take a packed lunch (water and refreshments provided) and suncream/sun hat/wet-weather gear, if necessary. There won't be anywhere completely secure to leave our belongings, so please travel light and don't take anything valuable with you unless you can keep it on you. There will be some spare gloves available but if you have your own that you can take, that would be helpful:-)
The Sunday location for the snowdrop planting is at St John's Gardens which is behind Deansgate, near to MOSI and the old Granada studios (post code M3 4AP)
The session will be from 11am-3pm but please arrive anytime after 10.30am to help with setting things up and attending a briefing session at 10.45am or join Sue on the 9.30 train from Cheadle Hulme Station.
So if you've always wondered what we did and want to find about a little bit more come down and see us in Manchester
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