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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.

Tue 11 Jul 2017

A People's Food Policy - England's first people-led food & farming plan - is launched! And Kindling is just one of many UK organisations who have contributed ideas, experiences and insights into this far reaching plan.

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Team Kindling will be heading to Blackpool on Friday 21st July for Farmers Agai

Fri 02 Jun 2017

Catch up with team Kindling - click the link below to open our summer newsletter in your browser.

Fri 02 Jun 2017

"On my recent trip to France looking at incubator farms and access to land, I was discussing with Veronique, one of our hosts from Terre de Liens, the potential of transferring their model to the UK. Veronique, very sympathetically, pointed out that we have a real challenge on our hands here and that she struggles to think of another country where food culture is so lacking.

Tue 30 May 2017

Our Helen recently attended the Lush Spring Prize event, where Kindling was shortlisted for an award.

"After what happened here in Manchester last Monday, it’s hard to know how to start a piece about the event that I was at the time. But it also feels in some way like the right way to respond - both to what happened in Manchester and to the madness of the global shift to the right - with stories of hope and of incredible and inspirational people struggling against all odds to create a fairer, more just world.

Tue 30 May 2017

Helen, one of Kindling’s founders, sets out the story behind the family of Kindling enterprises.

Sun 16 Apr 2017

In March, Kindling’s co-founder and co-ordinator Helen was lucky enough to join groups from all over Europe on a fact-finding mission to a number of French 'incubator farms' in the southern region of Montpelier.