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Fri 22 Sep 2017

On Thursday 19th October we're launching not one but two celebrations of sustainable food, at an informal get-together at Bridge 5 Mill;  

  • Unlikely Heroes photographic exhibition, featuring some familiar faces!
  • Greater Manchester Sustainable Food Vision, developed collectively by our region's sustainable food movement

Join us! Thursday 19th October, 7pm, Bridge 5 Mill. All welcome. 

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Geography student Ellie spent the summer learning about alternative food systems with us... hands on!

Fri 08 Sep 2017

Agriculture is key to a healthy planet and no system of farming does more to protect soil, water and biodiversity than organic. Being an organic grower is an incredibly fulfilling job, nourishing people and planet.  But it's also fraught with risk, underpaid, and incredibly hard work! Is it for you?? 

Tue 05 Sep 2017

'Tomorrow' screening with Feeding Stockport - 6.30pm, Thursday 21st September at Seven Miles Out Arts Centre, Market Place, Stockport
Buy tickets here.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

In early May, just as our urban horticulture hub at Woodbank Park was springing back into life, it became home to an innovative new way of linking local food with health and wellbeing.

Tue 08 Aug 2017

Towards the end of July, Team Kindling traded in our wellies and wheel barrows for banners and placards, taking to the streets of Blackpool united with ‘Farmers Against Fracking’ in Lancashire. As part of a month of protest with Reclaim the Power at the Cuadrilla drilling site in Blackpool, we proudly stood with food growers and environmental activists from around the UK to support those resisting the first UK attempt to extract fracked gas on a commercial scale.

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Want to be a commercial organic grower? - We're recruiting now for our Autumn 2017 commercial growers course!

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Interested in organic farming but not sure if it’s for you? Considering joining FarmStart or taking part in our Commercial Growers Course? Now is your chance to find out more at our 'Do You Want to be a Farmer' event!

Monday 11th September, 6.30pm, Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester.

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Our FarmStart programme is about to reach a milestone (and undergo some changes) as we complete our first five years at Abbey Leys Farm in Cheshire.

We established the UK’s first organic incubator site based on a tried and tested model from North America, providing a five year programme for FarmStarters to learn about commercial food growing and build a business, before moving onto their own site.

Tue 11 Jul 2017

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.