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Available online now! The Kindling Trust Newsletter 2020/21

Date: 
Fri, 01/31/2020
Download the 12 page update here

The Kindling Newsletter 2020/21 compiles information over the past year about our projects, what we are looking forward to with the Kindling Farm, plus hearing from the many people who are involved in some of our projects that link together to form a local, sustainable food system for Greater Manchester. We hope you will enjoy reading it - download the PDF below. If you need it in a different format please contact us here

 

 

We Need You! For the Kindling Farm...

Date: 
Fri, 01/10/2020
A group of volunteers standing on the land prepared to build a new polytunnel on
The community shares campaign starts spring 2020 and there is plenty to do before then, can you lend us a hand?

Hello!, All Kindling wants for Christmas (apart from peace on Earth and real action on climate change) is the Kindling Farm. If that’s on your Christmas list too here’s how you can help us make it happen....check out our

end of year 2019 e-news 

to find out how you can get involved!

 

 

 

 

Want to be a commercial organic grower? - Recruiting now for our Spring 2020 course!

Date: 
Fri, 01/10/2020
The last commercial growers course group visiting Fir Tree Farm
We are serious about getting more people into commercial food growing, and we are looking to support people who are serious about doing it too! Every year we run a 4-day Commercial Organic Horticulture Course...

Want to be a commercial organic grower? - We're recruiting now for our Spring 2020 Commercial Organic Growers course!


We are serious about getting more people into commercial food growing, and we are looking to support people who are serious about doing it too! Every year we run a 4-day Commercial Organic Horticulture Course - offering people an amazing training opportunity to learn how to set up an organic food growing business from the growers themselves. 

OUT NOW - The application for FarmStart 2020

Date: 
Fri, 10/25/2019
Are you interested in a training programme that gives you a full experience of commercial organic production? Find out how you can apply...

The application is out now for our 2020 FarmStart training programme.

Our 'Do you want to be a Farmer' information event on October 2nd was fully attended with lots of interesting questions and the application is now live. If you missed this and are interested in applying you can download the application below. There is further info on FarmStart and where to submit is included in the application and the deadline is midnight Sunday, November 17th.

Looking for a change of career? Community Food Hub Co-ordinator role could be for you!

Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2019

The Kindling Trust are recruiting!

Community Food Hub Coordinator – based at Woodbank Food Hub, in Stockport

 

We are seeking a highly motivated and organised individual, with experience of project development and management, as well as community engagement, to work with the existing team at Woodbank on this innovative project.

 

Improving well-being for Stockport's Carers through local food

Date: 
Fri, 06/14/2019
"Coming here has opened up a whole new world for me. I’ve learned about growing fruit and veg and I'm always out in the garden at home now pottering around. It gets me away from everything that’s happening at home.”

When we began the community consultation process, which shaped the early development of Woodbank Community Food Hub, one of our priorities was to identify opportunities for partnership working with existing community groups and organisations working in Stockport. One of the first organisations we made contact with was Signpost Stockport for Carers, who are an independent charity providing free, confidential information and support to unwaged carers in Stockport. Eighteen months later, we are very proud to say that this relationship is still going strong. 

Visit your surprisingly local farm on Open Farm Sunday (9th June)

Date: 
Fri, 04/19/2019
On Sunday 9th June, hundreds of farms will be opening to the public so they can get closer to farming and see for themselves where their food comes from, how it is produced and learn more about farming and the fabulous job it does.

On Sunday 9th June, hundreds of farms will be opening to the public so they can get closer to farming and see for themselves where their food comes from, how it is produced and learn more about farming and the fabulous job it does. Tucked away, in an unexpected corner of Stockport, Woodbank Community Food Hub provides a taster of what a better food and farming future looks like.

Click here to book onto your free tour

In homage to and celebration of the life of Martin Wolfe

Date: 
Fri, 03/29/2019
Martin Wolfe
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of the incredible Martin Wolfe, pioneer and father of agroforestry in the UK

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of the incredible Martin Wolfe, pioneer and father of agroforestry in the UK, who died earlier this month at his home in Wakelyns Farm.

Do you have a taste for being a food hub's new cooking session leader?

Date: 
Thu, 03/28/2019
Cookery Session Leader recruitment at Woodbank Community Food Hub
Woodbank Community Food Hub in Stockport is looking for an exceptional person to deliver cookery sessions

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven individual, with experience of developing and delivering community cookery sessions, to join our social prescribing team at Woodbank Community Food Hub. The role also involves working with our growers to develop seasonal recipes, find ways to use any produce gluts etc, as well as supporting the development of the Veg Box People veg bag scheme and other related work.

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