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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.

Wed 12 Apr 2017

...testing the effectiveness of prescribing more than just medicine.

Fri 07 Apr 2017

We were delighted to get news that James Powell, who participated in our Commercial Growers Course last autumn, has completed his land purchase near his home in Milton Keynes. After 15 years of allotment-eering and providing a seasonal veg box to 28 local families, he's ready to scale up production to a more commercial scale, and hopes to eventually transition from his day job...

Fri 07 Apr 2017

It's kickstarted community projects all over the world already...what will you do after seeing it?!

Wednesday 26th April, 6.30pm at the International Anthony Burgesss Foundation, M1 5BY

Fri 07 Apr 2017

The mission of the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) is the creation of residential smallholdings aimed at new entrants to horticulture and mixed farming, protected for ecological agricultural use in perpetuity. A dream for many, but one for which the barriers are high. Leading a land-based livelihood can be a tough path, which we know all too well about. 

Fri 24 Mar 2017

Our latest FeedingManchester event brought together over 100 groups from the sector to shape a new sustainable food strategy for Greater Manchester.