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We are looking for three people to join us as we embark on our most ambitious project yet. Over the next 15 months we will be establishing a pioneering heritage fruit tree nursery - the start of Kindling’s 100 acre+ agroforestry system - and much more! To do this we will be engaging and skilling up 3,000 people to graft, bud and plant 12,000 heritage fruit trees for the region.

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.

Veg Box People and Manchester Veg People are recruiting for an energetic role in fresh produce logistics!

These two co-operative organisations work closely together to deliver a model of a more sustainable and fairer food system for Greater Manchester.

The Kindling Trust are seeking a highly motivated and organised individual, with experience of project development and management, to help us develop Woodbank Community Food Hub into a thriving and more financially independent project over the next two and a half years.

Bridge 5 Mill and Kindling Trust are creating two new posts to work across our two organisations: a full-time Office Manager and a part-time Communications Officer.

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.

Book onto one of our community programme events.

As the days get shorter and the leaves start to fall, it’s hard to comprehend how much has happened in the last few months. Aside from everything around us turning on its head, we at Veg Box People have seen a huge amount change.

For thirty weeks over the Spring and Summer  we refocused our activities at Woodbank Community Food Hub and set ourselves the target of doubling food production at the site. With the help of our team, committed volunteers and our local community we met this target and more. Read on to find out more from our Chris about Woodbank in numbers...

We have set the new date in Spring 2021 for the launch or our community shares campaign and we would love you to join us, both in buying a farm and creating something hopeful in these challenging and uncertain times.


Among the challenges our Kindling team have been facing over the last 7 months, a rather large one was how to deliver a