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Fuelling Manchester Social

Date: 
Fri, 02/19/2010
Fuelling Manchester invitation

Kindling & the Carbon Co-op have organised a social evening for people involved in community energy projects in the Manchester area for Friday 19th February 2010.

"We thought it would be beneficial to organise a get together for all those of us involved in community renewable projects, be that: water turbine co-operatives; bio-mass and woodland management enterprises; waste-to-energy projects, solar energy collectives or those involved in community-focused action on insulation and energy efficiency".

Apple Grafting Workshops

Date: 
Sat, 03/13/2010 to Sun, 03/14/2010
Apple Grafting Workshop Poster.

Kindling in partnership with Abundance Manchester and OTAGS are running two day-long workshops in March 2010 to introduce gardeners to the art of apple grafting (cutting & combining a shoot of one tree to the rootstock of another and binding them together until they grow into each other).

Sustaining Change Pilot

Date: 
Wed, 01/13/2010
MERCi staff enjoying the food tasting activity.
Sustaining Change is a MERCi project to green Greater Manchester's voluntary sector.

Sustaining Change is a MERCi project to green Greater Manchester's voluntary sector. Kindling has been helping to develop the audit and training elements of the four year programme, and in January 2010 we piloted some of the training with MERCi staff, trying out creative and interactive activities to introduce the many elements of sustainability.

Kindling's Manchester office established

Date: 
Fri, 01/01/2010
Kindling's new office in Hulme, South Manchester.
Kindling has started 2010 in its new office in Work for Change, Hulme, South Manchester

Kindling has started 2010 in its new office in Work for Change, Hulme, South Manchester, after working for the last two years from member's homes. Although we don't presently have funding to pay for the office, we felt it was crucial to involve more volunteers, become more inclusive and allow the project to grow.

Orchard Management Course

Date: 
Fri, 12/11/2009
Debs on a BTCV orchard management course.
We’ve attended a few orchard management courses over the last year (the latest one on the 11th December 2009, and run by Cheshire BTCV) to learn the basics of looking after apple trees & have a go at some winter pruning.

We’ve attended a few orchard management courses over the last year (the latest one on the 11th December 2009, and run by Cheshire BTCV) to learn the basics of looking after apple trees & have a go at some winter pruning.

For further information visit the Orchard Management Course gallery where we provide information on the basic principles of pruning and give you a taste of the issues and techniques involved.

Global Crisis : Organic Response Debate

Date: 
Mon, 04/27/2009
Global Crisis Flyer
On Monday 27th April 2009 three of the country’s leading experts on sustainable food and agriculture spoke to a hundred and fifty people attended the Global Crisis : Organic Response debate, held in Manchester City Centre.

On Monday 27th April 2009 three of the country’s leading experts on sustainable food and agriculture spoke to a hundred and fifty people attending the Global Crisis : Organic Response debate, held in Manchester City Centre.

The event included a BBC style Question Time hosted by Patrick Holden CBE – Director of The Soil Association and presentations by Susanne Padel – Research Associate of Aberystwyth University and Lawrence Woodward OBE of Organic Research Centre Elm Farm.

Urban Food Production Presentation

Date: 
Thu, 11/19/2009
A slide from the Powerpoint presentation.
Kindling's Chris Walsh gave a presentation to several hundred Manchester School of Architecture students on the issue of sustainable food in Manchester in mid-November 2009.

Kindling's Chris Walsh gave a presentation to several hundred Manchester School of Architecture students on the issue of sustainable food in Manchester in mid-November 2009. As part of the students’ first year project they are exploring urban food production and consumption and the talk raised the many and interlinked problems with our present unsustainable food system and offered some potential solutions.

Click here to see the Sustainable Urban Food Production presentation.

Are you Dancing? Christmas Fundraiser

Date: 
Sat, 12/20/2008
Unicorn Staff enjoying the three course meal.
This Christmas Fundraiser, involved a three course meal for forty of Unicorn Grocery's staff and a disco for many of Manchester's environmental groups and businesses, including Ethical Consumer Magazine.

This Christmas Fundraiser, involved a three course meal for forty of Unicorn Grocery's staff and a disco for many of Manchester's environmental groups and businesses, including Ethical Consumer Magazine.

The night raised £900 for  San José de Apartadó in Columbia.

Organic Lea Visit

Date: 
Fri, 10/30/2009 to Sat, 10/31/2009
Organic Lea members talking to Adam Rayn from Glebelands City Growers.
Kindling hosted a visit from London food co-operative Organic Lea at the end of October 2009 as part of an information exchange.

Kindling hosted a visit from London food co-operative Organic Lea at the end of October 2009 as part of an information exchange.The eight members of Organic Lea have just taken on Hawkwood Nursery, a 12 acre site on the edge of Waltham Forest as a focus for urban food production and training.

The two days included visits to Hulme Community Garden Centre; Unicorn Grocery; Fairfield Materials Management; Glebelands City Growers and Unicorn's growing project: Moss Brooke.

Are you Dancing? Halloween Fundraiser

Date: 
Fri, 10/31/2008
Halloween revellers enjoying the disco.
One of our party nights in Hulme, this time proceeds went to help rebuild the Clinica La Guadalupana hospital in the Zapatista community of Oventik in Chiapas, Mexico, which was recently destroyed by fire.

One of our party nights in Hulme, this time proceeds went to help rebuild the Clinica La Guadalupana hospital in the Zapatista community of Oventik in Chiapas, Mexico, which was recently destroyed by fire.
On this occasion we raised over £400. Previous disco have raised nearly £400 for the El Salvadorean Permaculture Association and £450 for Peace Brigades International.

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