When the school, which forms part of Manchester Metropolitan University, was invited to create a piece, the many keen gardeners among its staff soon hit on the idea of an allotment. They then went on, in the words of principal lecturer Jane McFadyen, to “use beds and sheds in the way we would normally use plinths, frames and showcases”. Everything was made rather than grown.
Manchester Met fashion students also got the chance to showcase their work on Tatton Ladies’ Day.
The university hopes that the work created for the allotment will be put on display at other gardening shows and events on ecological themes.
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