I recently went to the Biospheric Project as part of the Manchester International Festival. It was good fun and I learned a few things in the process! The derelict mill on the banks of the river Irwell has been turned into an agricultural space; part farm, part laboratory and part research centre and has been filled with sustainable food systems. Looking after my partners two nieces for the day we joined a number of workshops making all sorts of things. The following gallery gives a flavor of what goes on:
I have to say making the self watering systems from old plastic bottles and cloth was inspired. No more will the herbs in our window wither before we use them!