The New Organic Grower

Wed, 12/05/2018
Author of the book cited as kicking off the Organic Farming Revolution, is coming to Manchester on January 8th (get your tickets now!).

Author of the book cited as kicking off the Organic Farming Revolution, is coming to Manchester on January 8th (get your tickets now!).

We are excited and honoured to be welcoming Eliot Coleman to Manchester on Tuesday the 8th of January, to share his wisdom from the last 30 years since he wrote his original and ground breaking books.

Veg Box People recruiting after increasing demand for local veg

Mon, 12/03/2018
Would you like to join Veg Box People? The workers co-operative changing the way Manchester buys food.
Veg Box People are looking for an addition to our small team, someone who shares our passion to create a better food system to help us consolidate and continue to develop our quickly growing business.

Woodbank Community Food Hub looks to recruit Community Engagement Co-ordinator

Thu, 11/15/2018
Are you the person to help the Woodbank Community Food Hub thrive?

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

Chef's Rise to the Challenge for Glasgow's Community Food Network

Sun, 11/11/2018
Local Chef’s invited from across Glasgow to have a 'Masterchef' style cook off, supplied with locally sourced vegetables from market gardens and community growing spaces

Glasgow Community Food Network's campaign 'Veg Cities' has enjoyed a successful few weeks!

The 10th October saw the final of the first ever Chef's Challenge, which took place at Glasgow City College and was judged by Scotland's National Chef Gary MacLean, Food Journalist Cate Devine, and Jan MacDonald – Chair of Glasgow Allotments Forum.

Food Hub with focus on Community, Good Health & Sustainable Food receives 5 years funding grant

Thu, 11/01/2018
The local community standing around a Thank You sign made out of vegetables

On a beautiful, sunny, Autumnal Saturday morning, over 200 local residents, local councillors, senior council officers and funders came together to celebrate the launch of Stockport's Community Food Hub.

Funding from Reaching Communities, Postcode Local Trust (supported by players and Awards for All) totalling just under £1/2 million, will support the development of this sustainable food and community hub for the next five years.

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

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

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

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!

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?

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.


The Kindling Trust is a not for profit social enterprise with charitable aims (Company number: 6136029).
Kindling Trust Ltd - Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR