rural poverty

Sustainable Urban Food Production

Kindling's Chris Walsh gave a presentation to several hundred Manchester School of Architecture students on the issue of sustainable food in Manchester in mid-November 2009. As part of the students’ first year project they are exploring urban food production and consumption and the talk raised the many and interlinked problems with our present unsustainable food system and offered some potential solutions.

Sustainable Production

FarmStart and Land Army

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:

Sustainable Production, Sustainable Living and Social change 

Defining Sustainable Food

Date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010
Fresh organic fruit & veg from Plawhatch Farm.

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.

Love your local farmer!: Valentine’s Day 2009

Date: 
Sat, 02/14/2009
Kindling's Helen Woodcock kissing local grower Adam Ryan from Glebelands.
On Valentine’s Day 2009, Kindling launched its pocket-sized seasonal food calendar "The time is ripe", produced with the support of the Local Food Fund.

On Valentine’s Day 2009, Kindling launched its pocket-sized seasonal food calendar "The time is ripe", produced with the support of the Local Food Fund. The booklet and accompanying website aims to make the process of shopping for locally produced, seasonal fruit and vegetables easier. Alongside the seasonal food calendar are details of where to buy local, seasonal produce in Manchester as well as tips on selection and storage.

FeedingManchester #3

Date: 
Sat, 02/13/2010
The third FeedingManchester publicity leaflet.

The third FeedingManchester event took place on Saturday 13th February 2010 to continue planning practical ways of making Greater Manchester's food system more sustainable.  The event focused on Manchester's Climate Change Action Plan, its aspiration for sustainable food and how the City's sustainable food movement can help ‘double the amount of locally grown food we eat’ over the next ten years.

The aim of FeedingManchester #3 was to:

FeedingManchester #1

Date: 
Sat, 06/27/2009
The first FeedingManchester publicity leaflet.

June 2009 saw the first of a series of FeedingManchester events, looking at practical and strategic ways to increase access to local organic food in Greater Manchester. The day brought together thirty local sustainable food practitioners, ranging from commercial growers to restaurant owners, grocers and community growing projects.

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