Last Sunday we took part in the national Open Farm Sunday event where we opened our gates at Woodbank Community Food Hub to show the work that we do in trying to transform the local food system - it was an absolutely fantastic day, and we are so grateful to everyone for coming down and taking part in our activities.
We've got a really busy summer programme of exciting events coming up and we need just 2 hours of your help to make them fun and engaging to an even wider community of people. Read on to find out how you can get involved...
Last Saturday saw us host our first Kindling Late over at Woodbank, and what a success it was!
Our new(ish) Community Programme Coordinator, Naomi, spent the day at Woodbank cooking up a delicious vegan meal for the hardworking volunteers who had spent the day building the pergola over the seating area.
It’s been just over a month since our community shares campaign to help buy Kindling Farm finished - and we’ve been busy ever since! Here’s a quick update to keep you all in the loop about the next steps for the Farm, and how you can get involved.
As grafting season comes to a close, and all our newly grafted apple trees are planted out at our site in Glazebury, hear from Dan, one of the amazing agroforestry team members, about his journey into grafting and his ambitions to become the next best budder in town!
We have officially restarted our regular market stall at Woodbank Community Food Hub. For three weeks running now we have sold spinach, spring onions, leeks, dried rosemary, chutney, potted plants and more, all from the site itself (or made with produce from there). The veg is harvested in the morning by our wellbeing group, and is almost all gone by the end of the day. These stalls help us to raise funds for the food hub, so we can continue to grow organic veg and provide a space for people to socialise and learn valuable skills.
It’s been a busy few weeks at Woodbank Community Food Hub, with activity increasing as the season continues to roll on. There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved in too.
February is already upon us, and that means the beginning of our pioneering Heritage Fruit Tree Agroforestry Project! With new team members joining us, lots of activities and events already planned and in the diary, and lots of deliveries to Woodbank, we’re off to a flying start.
Greater Manchester is to gain twelve thousand new fruit and nut trees thanks to a DEFRA grant we have been awarded to help to kick-start environmental renewal in our region whilst creating and retaining jobs in the wake of the pandemic.
We are very proud of our new website, it has been a real labour of love over the last twelve months. We started with a blank piece of paper and began by asking how our very practical work could be enhanced and supported by a new website.
The result is a gorgeous looking website, with some very useful functions.
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