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End Hunger UK -campaign planning session

Date: 
Tue, 06/14/2016
Come and plan your local End Hunger events as part of a national campaign kicking off on World Food Day this autumn. July 18th at Bridge 5 Mill.

Do you think that children should be able to live free from the damaging impacts of hunger on their health and opportunity? Do you want to live in a country in which the safety net provides us all with the protection we need in time of crisis? Do you want to be part of a powerful emerging national campaign to make this happen? Join us on July 18th...

We're recruiting! Strategic Development Worker

Date: 
Wed, 06/22/2016
Strategic Development Worker
We're looking for a strategic thinker to drive our Manchester-based work forwards

We're recruiting for a Strategic Development Worker (closing date Sunday 24th July 2016)

The Kindling Trust is seeking a highly motivated and driven individual to join our small, committed team, working to revolutionise the food system in Greater Manchester and beyond!

We are at a critical and exciting stage in our development. We are seeking a highly motivated, driven individual to join our small, committed team to improve our overall effectiveness and help us create the change we need in our region’s food system and beyond. 

Supporting organic conversion in the North West

Date: 
Fri, 06/03/2016
New Growers
Veg Box People's buying policy has changed so that we can support growers to convert new land

Veg Box People has recently updated its purchasing policy in order to sell non-certified-organic produce.

“Why, isn’t that a step backwards…?” you might ask? Well, nope! It’s a strategic move designed to help get more local land into organic production, by supporting farmers who have started growing using organic practices but aren’t yet eligible for the Soil Association’s “in conversion” label. And it's already benefiting two sets of growers right here in Greater Manchester. 

Getting informed on the EU debate

Date: 
Fri, 05/27/2016
Speaker Pete Ritchie from Nourish Scotland
We put the spotlight on the EU's role in food & farming at our latest Feeding Manchester event, here's a summary...

Like many, given just a few months to prepare for what will be one of the most significant decisions in the UK’s political history, we were concerned about just how much we didn’t know. So we took the opportunity to explore the role of the EU in our food system at one of our regular ‘Feeding Manchester’ events.

Learning for the farm from Agroforestry experts

Date: 
Tue, 05/17/2016
Agroforestry visit
We learnt so much from visits to two of the UK's most inspirational Agroforestry examples.

Agro-forestry – two inspirational farming examples.

“You’ll notice that the diversity theme keeps coming up” began Martin Wolfe “diversity in farming is the only sustainable way to farm and Agroforestry is the best way to maximise diversity”.

Sustainable Food Cities Conference 2016

Date: 
Wed, 05/04/2016
good food economy
Helping build skills, jobs, businesses and communities through healthy and sustainable food

Our Feeding Stockport co-ordinator Jemma recently helped run a workshop at the Sustainable Food Cities conference focussed on the Food Economy; helping to build skills, jobs, businesses and communities through healthy and sustainable food.

Many local authorities have started to recognise the key role a revitalized ‘good-food’ culture can play in boosting local jobs and businesses, and in making their town centres a destination of choice.

Spring update from Abbey Leys FarmStart

Date: 
Sun, 05/01/2016
New crop 2016
"I have always wanted to do this but never thought I would be able to" - Abbey Leys FarmStarter update

A three-strong team from Salford make up our new Abbey Leys FarmStart contingent. Brother and sister Sam and Jo plus friend Ashley have a mix of growing experience between them, including home growing, working on a potato farm and long-term wwoofing in New Zealand.

Tales from the Testcroppers

Date: 
Fri, 04/29/2016
The polytunnel is transformed!" Oriental Leaf plug plants like Hon Tai Sai all in, and Agretti seeds sown: Spring update from the Woodbank polytunnels....

Local resident Gaynor is one of the five FarmStarters at Woodbank. Her father was a Stockport greengrocer (as well as a keen gardener), supplying fruit and vegetables to the local community, so she grew up appreciating the value of fresh produce. She’s been growing on an allotment scale for several years and also worked for a commercial mushroom growing operation, now she’s learning the horticultural and business skills for a whole new career direction:

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