From “Kindling Trust“-
We hope that you enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season and have been invigorated by this New Year. With winter finally wrapping up, we’re gearing up for our next meeting before we all get into the swing of spring.
It’s been several months since _Feeding_Manchester #11 was held in Prestwich and about 50 participants joined us to share experiences and knowledge about growing projects, allotments, community-supported bakeries, and much more. We’re now excitedly finalising the details for our next gathering, _FEEDING_MANCHESTER #12, where we will headed out to Bolton!
We’re here to support groups, individuals and organisations involved in creating a more sustainable food system from across Greater Manchester. One of the ways we do that is by holding regular events where participants can learn from guest speakers, and share experiences while strengthening and creating new relationships.
The next event will take place on SATURDAY, 23RD MARCH, from 9:30AM-2:30PM at the QUAKER FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, 50 SILVERWELL ST, BOLTON, GREATER MANCHESTER BL1 1PP.
Following the success of our recent event in Prestwich, we are happy to be partnering this time with the lovely people involved in projects around Bolton – like the Gathering of Organic Growers (GOG), The Kitchen Co-op, Food Access Bolton (FAB) and others.
So, what have we planned?
BUILDING RESILIENCE- FOOD GROWING IN WET CLIMATES
A speaker from _Incredible Farm_ in Todmorden will be sharing his experiences growing food wet climates and in an ever-changing environment. He will discuss ways to build resilience into systems so that we can make the most of the spaces we have.
YOU CAN MANAGE IT – SELF-MANAGING ALLOTMENT SITES
A member of the National Allotment Society and the Blackpool Federation of Allotment Associations will be presenting on the challenges and practical solutions of self-managing allotment sites.
THE FLOOR IS YOURS FOR FIVE MINUTES
Following success at the last event we will be bringing back the 5-minute presentation segment! Got a project update to share? An ideas to share with the group? Anything? Well, there are limited, five minutes slots available to you. The only condition is, you must use 20 slides and each one can last for just 15 seconds – apart from that, anything
goes. Get in touch to let us know if you want one of just FOUR available slots.
We’re still finishing the itinerary for the day, but we’ll get a copy of the final version out to you within the next week. In addition to some great speakers, we’ll have opportunities for networking, a session the Foodlink project, and more plus the opportunity to visit projects around Bolton in the afternoon.
Feeding_Manchester events are self-funded and the contributions we ask of you pay for the venue, speakers and catering. After a great influx of last minute registrations (and the frantic work of our caterers) for previous events, we are asking you to register promptly and we’ll even give you a discount for doing so! We’re asking £12 as a standard
contribution, but we have an early-bird rate of £10 for anyone who registers BEFORE 11TH MARCH. Public sector organisations are invited to attend for £35.
THIS EVENT CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE ONLY AT: http://www.feedingmanchester.org.uk/feedingmanchester12
If you have any difficulties in using online booking then please get in touch and we’ll try to help you out. Online bookers can be sure they’ll be catered for, will have their place confirmed quickly and will receive an automatic receipt. Please register as soon as possible so that we can finalise our agenda for the day.
We look forward to seeing you next month and please forward to relevant networks.