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Growers perspectives on reassessing our relationship with food

Date: 
Fri, 06/26/2020
Catching up with Georgina, Michelle, Nicola and Helen who have been on the FarmStart grower training programme since the beginning of the year

Catching up with Georgina, Michelle, Nicola and Helen who have been on the FarmStart grower training programme since the beginning of the year.

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What is it like being a food grower in a pandemic?

Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2020
Hear from our four farmstarters about life growing during a pandemic when local food is in high demand

It's April 2020 and our four farmstarter's aren't half getting thrown in to their work at Woodbank Community Food Hub, where they will spend the year on a growing training programme, growing organic produce commercially. The pandemic has made us all realise the importance of local food, here's how your local growers are feeling right now in this uncertain world...

 

Kindling's key workers

Date: 
Fri, 04/24/2020
An update on Kindling's essential work during the covid pandemic

To our supporters and friends, writing this, we – like all of you of course - find ourselves in a very different situation to the one we imagined just a month or so ago. 

We are aware that we’ve taken longer than many to send out communications on our response to this crisis. We’ve been taking time to plan and re-organise, both for the immediate and longer term -believing that many of the changes we are experiencing in local food systems, may well continue.

Season begins for trainee growers

Date: 
Fri, 02/21/2020
Find out more about this years FarmStarter's, how they got here and what has inspired them so far

Four growing enthusiasts with a whole range of growing experiences are coming together this year on the FarmStart programme to learn on the land at Woodbank park in Stockport. Here Helen, Michelle, Nicola and Georgina share their stories on how they got there, inspirations, and their biggest challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Available online now! The Kindling Trust Newsletter 2020/21

Date: 
Fri, 01/31/2020
A year with the Kindling Trust
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.

 

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