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Thu 12 Jul 2018

The 2018/19 issue is downloadable using the link below.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

A date for your diaries: It’s that time of year for the Kindling Trust’s Countryside Walk, where you can visit our FarmStart Cheshire site en-route. The walk will begin promptly at 11am on Sunday 5th August, at Abbey Leys Organic Farm (near Lymm). Happily, it also coincides with Abbey Leys monthly Farmers Market (10am-1pm) - so do arrive early for a browse! There is plenty of car parking at the farm, plus toilets and a farm shop. 

Fri 15 Jun 2018
Veg Box People and Manchester Veg People are two co-operative organisations that work closely together to deliver a model of a more sustainable and fairer food system for Greater Manchester. 
 
We are at an exciting and challenging stage in the development of both businesses.
Sun 06 May 2018

Dan works in live music and events and joined Kindling through the Land Army, regularly volunteering at both of our incubator farms at Woodbank Park and Abbey Leys in Cheshire.

Wed 28 Mar 2018

"I heard about the Kindling Trust when Helen came to do a talk at Ordsall Hall, where I was undertaking a RHS horticultural qualification. I felt really inspired by Helen's passion for sustainable food and thought both the Land Army and Farmstart sounded like quite unique opportunities to get involved in learning about and directly growing food sustainably."

Mon 19 Mar 2018

“The work couldn’t get boring with such a lovely team and with all the different tasks I had a go at.”

From administrative work, which included working on the Feeding Greater Manchester website, to working outside packing veg bags, being at the stall and helping at the growing site, Rahel was kept on her toes throughout her four month internship with us.

Mon 12 Feb 2018

As of this month (February), local residents and park visitors can sign up for a weekly selection of local veg, available to collect from the park every Thursday, including produce grown at Woodbank itself!

Mon 15 Jan 2018

Happy new year to you all (if it’s not to late to say that?!). We were lucky enough to start 2018 with our annual hit of inspiration, thought-provoking discussion and practical farming top tips, from old friends and new at the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC). 

Fri 01 Dec 2017

Kindling member Emily joined other regional members of the Land Workers Alliance (LWA) earlier this month for a crash course on the global Food Sovereignty movement and UK Agricultural Policy, as well as loads of great ideas on how we can all actively campaign for the interests of small hold farmers. Here's what she learned...

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Last month, Bristol Food Producers paid us a visit as part of their quest for models to increase the amount of local veg being consumed in the city. Coordinator Steph Wetherell explains why that brought them to us...