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A Right to Good Food?

Date: 
Tue, 10/13/2015
Locally grown organic veg
On 23rd November this event will bring together a broad range of groups to build a powerful campaign to end food poverty.

Whilst hundreds of thousands of people have had to turn to foodbanks in recent years, emergency food aid cannot be a long-term solution. Come and hear the findings of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty, and have your input into shaping the growing campaign to tackle food poverty and hunger in the UK…

Do you care passionately that no one in the UK should go hungry?

Do you think that Government could do more to tackle food poverty?

Stockport school children get to eat local organic veg

Date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015
Priestnall pupils earing organic tomatoes
Priestnall School is to be the first Greater Manchester secondary school to incorporate fresh, local organic veg into its menus

On Wednesday of this week pupils at a Stockport school had a fantastic time tasting fresh, local, organic salads. Priestnall School is the first secondary school in Greater Manchester to take part in an exciting pilot to adapt its menu to introduce more local, healthy, organic fresh veg into its menus.

The pupils tasted a potato salad, a roast vegetable salad, a beetroot and carrot salad and a tomato and spring onion with veg supplied by FarmStart growers.

Food sovereignty workshop and Symphony of the Soil film screening

Date: 
Fri, 09/25/2015
Food sovereignty workshop and film
It's a Friday food and soil double bill! Get yourself to the Yard for a great workshop on Food Sovereignty and a Film Screening celebrating the International Year of the Soil

Lots of interesting events happening in and around Manchester at the moment.

Building up to the Food Sovereignty gathering in Hebden Bridge (23-26 October), there is a workshop and film screening on Friday 16 October in the Yard Theatre at Old Birley Street.

Do you want to find out about farming?

Date: 
Fri, 09/11/2015
A farmer with their carrot crop
Your chance to ask all the questions about becoming a farmer and get the answers from the people that know.

Ever been interested in organic farming but not sure if it’s for you? Now is your chance to find out at Kindling’s Do You Want to be a Grower event! On Monday 21st September from 6:30 to 8:30 Kindling will be hosting an event along with local growers to give you a flavour of what being an organic grower involves, warts and all.

Growing Livelihoods – supporting new commercial growers across the UK

Date: 
Fri, 09/04/2015
Map of Growing Livelihoods projects from across the UK & Ireland
Kindling report from the Growing Livelihoods gathering where we met up with like-minded projects from all over the country

Growing Livelihoods – supporting new commercial growers across the UK

Kindling’s Director and co-founder Helen Woodcock recently went to Bristol to attend a Growing Livelihoods event that brought together projects from all over the UK and Ireland to discuss the challenges and solutions for supporting new entrants into commercial food growing. Read on for more from Helen.

Feeding Manchester's 18th Birthday party

Date: 
Mon, 08/17/2015 to Fri, 09/04/2015
Join us for Feeding Manchester's 18th Birthday party on 4th September

After our very successful Feeding Manchester event entitled: Making Food Fair (where we explored the challenges of and solutions to food poverty) we have been carrying out an online survey to find out people’s thought’s on Feeding Manchester’s future.

Over the last few months we have been consulting all those people who have been attending our Feeding Manchester events over the last six years and we are ready to present our findings at Feeding Manchester #18.

Kindling's FarmStart initiative takes off UK-wide!

Date: 
Tue, 07/21/2015
OrganicLea have just set up a FarmStart in London, will Wales, Stroud or Lancaster be next?

FarmStart goes national!

Earlier this summer people from all over the UK came to learn from Kindling how to set up incubator projects for supporting brand new organic growers, at our second ‘How to Set Up a FarmStart’ day. Having brought the idea over from North America, we're really excited to see it being adopted, adapted and set in motion in others parts of the UK.

Farming - why bother?

Date: 
Tue, 07/21/2015
Corrina and pumpkin
A FarmStarter explains why a life in organic growing is worth the trouble

For me it's all about the soil and the environment. Organic food is so often discussed in the context of health benefits or taste, and these are important, but it's protecting our soils and stewardship of the land – principles which lie at the heart of organic farming – which matter most to me.

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