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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.

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.