Last Saturday we welcomed over 80 of our new members of Kindling Farm to Woodbank Community Food Hub for an exciting open day.
We gave them tours of the site, explaining the similarities that we'll be seeing on the farm in the future, and they were able to enjoy some delicious home cooked soup and stew from our fantastic volunteers. We had a veg stall filled with all our produce grown by the excellent team of community gardeners, and a cake stall that people flocked to in between tours.
The agroforestry team were out in force, delivering talks about the agroforestry project on Kindling Farm, and pressing apples to make fresh juice to be enjoyed. There were a lot of really interesting questions for the team about the project, and some great comments that will be taken forward about how we can engage more people in this exciting project.
Two of our new members came along for the day from Chorlton Park Community Orchard to take 40 of our grafted apple trees to their orchard to be planted for the community - a fantastic project that we really hope goes well.
We got some really great feedback from the day, and we're really happy to be able to welcome all our members onto our site to show them how the farm will be run. We'll be having more of these events in the coming months and years, so we can welcome all those who weren't able to make it this time.