Garden City Festival

The Civic Centre became a hive of activity when it hosted the annual Garden City Festival, welcoming 30,000 people through its doors. There was plenty to see, do and taste with lots of fresh local produce for sale, the celebrity cooking theatre, gardening advice, planting demonstrations, food and craft stalls, family entertainment provided by Mr Bloom from CBeebies and live radio coverage from Imagine FM (with our very own Project Manager, Jacqueline Naraynsingh taking part in a live radio interview).

The Real Food Team supported the event providing some 900 tasters of our delicious vegetable soup (made with ingredients sourced from FareShrare North West) to visitors. Adults and children alike also got the chance to make their very own fresh juice using the apple press on show, using apples collected locally which would otherwise have gone to waste.

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