Latest news

Fri 13 May 2022

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...

Wed 11 May 2022

Hear from our FarmStarters on their first few months at Woodbank!


Mon 11 Apr 2022

Hear from Rachel, our Wellbeing Coordinator for Kindling Trust,at Woodbank Park Community Food Hub on our first and very special Grow, Cook & Eat session of 2022.

Thu 24 Mar 2022

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.

Sat 19 Mar 2022

The Kindling Trust are hiring for two roles: Communications Officer for the Kindling Family, and Building Manager for Bridge 5 Mill.

Thu 17 Feb 2022

This year our new cohort of FarmStarters joined us at Woodbank Community Food Hub. We asked all five of them what inspired them to join the programme, and what they hope to achieve from it in the future.

Here is some of what they said:


Tue 15 Feb 2022

Our sister organisation, Veg Box People, are looking to recruit a passionate and hardworking person to join them for 19 hours a week (with potential to increase as the business grows), and help to grow Manchester’s food revolution in practice.

Tue 18 Jan 2022

We are seeking an experienced and organised grower to work alongside our FarmStart co-ordinator in scaling up the commercial growing element of our two-acre horticulture site.

For the last five years we have been investing in and transforming an old council nursery into a Community Food Hub with a range of vibrant projects, including our FarmStart training programme and commercial organic growing courses. 

Thu 13 Jan 2022

Now that the days are getting longer and we’ve all had a good rest over Christmas things are really starting to ramp up over at the Veg Box People lockup.  

Tue 21 Dec 2021

*EDIT* We have extended the deadline for applications for this course, please see below for the new date/time!

We are very happy to announce our Commercial Organic Growers Course for 2022.