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Fri 05 Oct 2018

The Ecological Land Cooperative opens smallholder applications for their East Sussex site continuing the work of generating ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise.
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has been granted temporary planning permission by Wealdon District Council to create three affordable smallholdings for new entrant farmers in Arlington, East Sussex and have announced the application process.

Fri 21 Sep 2018

The University of Manchester will be welcoming 8,000 new students this September with a unique free gift of a night in, to veg out with new found friends. In partnership with Veg Box People each student flat will be challenged with cooking up and sharing a delicious meal together as a team, whilst savouring the best local organic veg the region has to offer.

Fri 24 Aug 2018

An additional 2 million tonnes of fruit and veg is required to feed the UK’s growing population,

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Our weekly community gardening sessions are going from strength to strength and, despite the long wait for the arrival of Spring, the community growers are doing an amazing job at getting the space ready for the flurry of sowing and planting that

Fri 17 Aug 2018
Here is a little update on the year so far...
So I think the biggest thing I’ve learned from this year so far is to be as prepared as possible before the growing season starts and have everything you might need in place and ready to go.
Fri 10 Aug 2018

Land Army Profile - Martha Hamilton

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.