The Biospheric Foundation would like to invite you to a Volunteering Open Day at Irwell House on Saturday 7th September, 11.00am-2.00pm.
The Biospheric Foundation has transformed a disused mill on the banks of the River Irwell in Blackfriars into a thriving agricultural space. Part farm, part laboratory and part research centre, it is investigating how to grow and distribute food in cities at a time of rising food prices, climate change and growing urban populations around the world.
The Irwell Valley Sustainable Communities Project is proud to be working with the Biospheric Foundation to develop volunteering opportunities for local people and develop a social enterprise, ’78 Steps’, selling fresh fruit and vegetables to East Salford residents.
Vincent and Steve from the Biospheric Foundation in ’78 Steps’, the new wholefood shop
The event on Saturday will give people a chance to meet the team and discuss the different ways that you can get involved.There are a range of volunteering opportunities coming up including:
– helping run the new ’78 Steps’ wholefood shop and ‘Wholebox’ delivery service
– helping run Biospheric’s urban activities with the community
– administration duties
– finance and accounting duties
– developing food systems such as an aquaponics system and growing mushrooms
– helping in the Forest Garden
The Community Reporters recently took a visit to find out more about the activities happening in the mill and the new wholefood shop in Blackfriars. Please take a look at their short film:
Julie, one of the project’s community researchers, admiring the chickens on the roof top of the Biospheric Project.
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, please head down to the Biospheric project at 11am on 7th September. Please confirm your attendance by emailing Ben van Ooij, Project Manager at the Biospheric Foundation – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to make it on Saturday but are keen to talk to Biospherics about volunteering please contact Ben van Ooij to express your interest.
Find out where they are based in Blackfriars by visiting their website: http://www.biosphericproject.com