Kindling's long term vision is to create a rural base within 50 miles of Manchester which will include a farm, Eco-housing, a Social Enterprise Hub and a Centre for Social Change. There, building on our existing projects, we aim to create models for:
After spending a year in Guatemala working with Peace Brigades International: Guatemala, Kindling's Helen and Matt have continued their involvement with the human rights organisation. Twice a year Kindling makes a small contribution to this amazing organisation by hosting PBI Guatemala's training and selection process.
Over a week in June, Kindling will once again be providing logistics: travel, accommodation, catering etc. to enable the training and selection of new volunteers from across the world.
As part of the FeedingManchester events we have collectively been working on a definition of sustainable food. This is to ensure that any future action to green Manchester addresses our unsustainable food system, as well as being the foundation for the growing sustainable food movement in Greater Manchester.
We provide logistical support for the training and selection weeks of Peace Brigades International - Guatemala. The weeks are a lot of work (for both the trainers and the participants) and Kindling feels that it is essential that the logisics flow smoothly, allowing the group to focus on their work. It is our role to arrange a suitable and affordable venue, provide materials and transport, look after the training team during the preparation and evaluation process, and provide the meals.