sustainable activism

Forgotten Fields

Pupils from St. Margaret's Primary School learning about local food heritage.

Forgotten Fields focuses on the heritage of food production and availability in Manchester from 1750’s to present day.

 This project grew from Kindling's work with local growers and those wanting to set up their own food businesses, recognising the need to capture the first-hand memories and experience of market gardeners and traders. We hope to research and record the knowledge that helped sustain Manchester in the past....whilst we can!

Peace Brigades International in Manchester

Sat, 06/12/2010 to Sun, 06/20/2010
PBI trainers and potential recruits in the spring of 2009.

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.

FeedingManchester #4

Feeding Manchester 4 flier.

We are going for a fundamentally different format for this event, with Hulme Community Garden Centre hosting us in their garden and polytunnel: FeedingManchester #4 starts at 4.00pm with workshops, followed by food and refreshments at 6.30pm, proceeding with discussion groups and a bar opening at 7.30. The event will finish at 9.30pm.

The aim of FeedingManchester #4 is to:

1. Update each other with our news and progress since the last FeedingManchester in February (2010)

Love your local farmer!: Valentine’s Day 2009

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

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:

Manchester in Particular Poster

This poster is an A to Z guide to Manchester’s unique political, cultural, ecological & economic landscape and was launched in late 2009. From icons to unsung heroes, the poster highlights what’s unique about our great city. Facts and figures, a few things we’ve lost in recent years, some of our troubles, and a bit of pertinent history. Mostly it’s about the individuals and projects battling to preserve the best of the past and make the best of now to ensure a sustainable and just future for all Mancunians.
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