Bus Depot Orchard

When local resident, Dan Hasler, learned that the Stagecoach bus depot that dominated the sky next to his home in Moss Side was to be pulled down, he dreamed about putting an orchard in its place and making cider. Inspired by a similar community scheme on the Isle of Man and rumours that someone had once locally made Ancoats Cider, he named his project, Moss Cider. I followed the development of this plan from the seedling of an idea, through to the planting of three orchards and flourishing cider business, six years on.