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A note from our sister organisation, Veg Box People, on their recent survey about their veg bags and other exciting things…

We are entering one of the worst financial crises of the last few decades, with many people already feeling the squeeze of the cost of living crisis - and things are seeming as if they will only get worse in the coming months. While the cost of living goes up, the national insurance increase may mean that our take-home wage is also decreasing. UK households are facing yet more decisions on whether to heat their homes or eat dinner.

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


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.

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.

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

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:


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.

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.