Authors Imagine Fruitful Future For Pomona Docks

Fruitful Futures

Event: Book Launch “Fruitful Futures – Imagining Pomona”

Time & Date: 4:30pm-6:30pm Tuesday 18th October 2016

Venue: The Pilcrow Pub, Redfern Street, Manchester M4 4AH


#PomonaBookLaunch #PomonaIsRising #NorthernGreenhouse


A big collaboration of ecologists, journalists, students and academics who have joined together organically to create a book that centres on Pomona Docks on the Salford Docklands

The Pomona community has grown into a peoples’ movement based around the knowledge that Pomona Docks has a rich heritage and ecological value

The heritage of the site is Pomona, Goddess of Fruiting Trees, the Cornbrook Pleasure Gardens, the huge political events and being the Guinness Docks when Salford Docks was the engine room of the industrial revolution

Nature has reclaimed the land and ecologists have recorded more than a hundred bird species and a hundred and fifty flora species during years of professional standard observations

Seeing Kingfishers, Northern Lapwings, Little Ringed Plovers, Skylarks and Northern Wheatears so close to the city centre is an amazing experience and Pomona Docks are a big area of habitat for Bees, the symbol of Greater Manchester, rare flowers such as Cornflower and Bee Orchid, falcons – Peregrine and Kestrels – and the colonial nesting Sand Martins that have a huge colony in the dock walls

The Pomona community includes Skyliner journalist Hayley Flynn, Nature In Salford presenter Luke Blazejewski, global conservationist Stuart Marsden, film-maker George Haydock, artist Liz Ackerley, ecologist Zoe Barrett, Adam Prince and project organiser, Fabrizio

This eclectic collective have all contributed to the book with more than 30 people each writing a chapter and making the case for the business, science and political communities to work together to build a world class urban nature reserve for the citizens of Manchester

James Walsh, Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal World Heritage Group commented “It is great to see the Pomona community working together in such a progressive and harmonious manner to create this book, a positive document that records alternative views of looking at the urban environment, in this case, Pomona, a peoples’ nature reserve just yards from Manchester – a beacon of social justice working in the interests of the people could see Pomona be the centrepiece of Manchester National Park City, Manchester Ship Canal World Heritage Site, Northern Greenhouse and Green Atlantic Gateway”








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