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'Pathways to Farming' - Increasing the number of horticultural food producers in North Powys

Date: 
Thu, 10/11/2018
Pathways to farming team with Helen and Dan from Farmstart in a polytunnel in Stockport
Mid Wales organisation puts 'food at the heart of the community' through Pathways to Farming project

"Pathways to Farming is a new project of Mid-Wales based organisation Mach Maethlon, funded by LEADER Arwain. The project aims to support new horticultural producers by offering training, access to land and routes to new markets. The project launched in July 2018, so we wanted to visit some similar projects to learn from others and make connections.

Family day out for the Good Food March - calling for a post-brexit agricultural policy that looks after farmers and food

Date: 
Thu, 10/11/2018
Anyone who grows, distributes, prepares or eats food – together all of us have a stake in the food system.

The march will end at the Bargehouse where the international ‘We Feed the World’ exhibition is running. The exhibition is a global photography initiative of over 300 images capturing the triumphs and tribulations of 50 farming communities across six continents, including stories of UK based farmers, seed growers and members of the Landworkers' Alliance. 

Small holding offerings in East Sussex with the Ecological Land Coop

Date: 
Fri, 10/05/2018
market garden arlington
ECL continues to generate ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise

The Ecological Land Cooperative opens smallholder applications for their East Sussex site continuing the work of generating ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise.
 
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has been granted temporary planning permission by Wealdon District Council to create three affordable smallholdings for new entrant farmers in Arlington, East Sussex and have announced the application process.
 

Let’s Veg Out Together!

Date: 
Fri, 09/21/2018
A unique free gift of a night in, to veg out with new found friends with local Veg Boxes provided by Veg Box People using the best veg Manchester has to offer.

The University of Manchester will be welcoming 8,000 new students this September with a unique free gift of a night in, to veg out with new found friends. In partnership with Veg Box People each student flat will be challenged with cooking up and sharing a delicious meal together as a team, whilst savouring the best local organic veg the region has to offer.

UK Fruit and Veg shortfall - National crisis or opportunity to build a new generation of sustainable farmers?

Date: 
Fri, 08/24/2018
Do you want to be a farmer? Q&A 10th Sept 6.30 @ Bridge 5 mill

An additional 2 million tonnes of fruit and veg is required to feed the UK’s growing population, yet less than 1% of the UK’s agricultural area is used for producing it. With the right support and resources we could seize this as an opportunity to boost the local food and farming sector in the UK. In Greater Manchester the Kindling Trust is working to do just that, making fresh organic veg available to communities, and encouraging new people into growing as a viable career option.

Community Gardening at Woodbank Food Hub

Date: 
Fri, 08/17/2018
"It’s so nice to have people eat what you grow - you’ve done it!" and other reflections from the community gardeners at Woodbank Food Hub

Our weekly community gardening sessions are going from strength to strength and, despite the long wait for the arrival of Spring, the community growers are doing an amazing job at getting the space ready for the flurry of sowing and planting that lies just around the corner. Rita and Janice have become friends since meeting during the community gardening sessions.

 

Tales from the Polytunnels: Dan

Date: 
Fri, 08/17/2018
Dan harvesting Kale
As we open applications for the FarmStart programme for next year, we catch up with Dan who started his growing journey with us in January
Here is a little update on the year so far...
 
So I think the biggest thing I’ve learned from this year so far is to be as prepared as possible before the growing season starts and have everything you might need in place and ready to go. It’s amazing how quickly you can find yourself on the back foot and feeling like there is way too much to do!!
 

Sunday 5th Aug: Join us for a Countryside walk & visit FarmStart

Date: 
Fri, 05/20/2016
Join us for a stroll
Have a stroll with us, visit our incubator farm site and finish with tea and cake!

A date for your diaries: It’s that time of year for the Kindling Trust’s Countryside Walk, where you can visit our FarmStart Cheshire site en-route. The walk will begin promptly at 11am on Sunday 5th August, at Abbey Leys Organic Farm (near Lymm). Happily, it also coincides with Abbey Leys monthly Farmers Market (10am-1pm) - so do arrive early for a browse! There is plenty of car parking at the farm, plus toilets and a farm shop. 

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