Thinking of a career in farming?

Fri, 09/13/2019

It’s the exciting time of year when we invite all who are interested in our FarmStart training programme to our event:


"Do you want to be a farmer?"


We talk about the challenges and joys of farming and the FarmStart training programme format - which is a year of supported growing based in Stockport. There will also be time for a participant led conversation, with the opportunity to ask questions to Helen the FarmStart Co-ordinator, and a FarmStart’er who will have nearly finished their year.


This event is for people who have an interest in developing their growing skills in an organic and environmentally friendly way, and are thinking about applying for the FarmStart programme. For those with less growing experience, the commercial growers course can be more suitable as an introduction. The next commercial growers course will be happening in Spring 2020, if you’d like to be notified when we release more details, please contact us on the email below.



"I've learnt about the unpredictability of growing. The hard work involved. The need to continually keep an eye on your crops. The wonder of it all; how does a dried-up looking seed produce a thriving plant in a matter of a few weeks? This still manages to amaze me. The most challenging aspect was initially the physical aspect of it. For the first month or so, I would be exhausted by Thursday evening; now I am merely tired. But it’s a healthy tiredness, not weariness. Working together with the other trainees has been great. We all have different strengths and we can support each other when one of us is flagging." Nick G, FarmStarter 2019.


If you’re not sure which course you’d be suitable for, or have any other questions, please feel free to drop us a message at


The Kindling Trust is passionate about equal opportunity. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome people from across a diverse range of cultures, genders, ethnicities and lifestyles. If you have any access requirements or other additional needs, please contact us to discuss them. We will work with you as best we can - please be aware there are certain requirements to meet health and safety standards on site.


Location: Woodbank Community Food Hub, 78 Park Lane, SK1 4JS


Date: Wednesday 2nd October


Time: 6pm


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