Join the Land Army – #Manchester food growing volunteers required to help small organic growers

Join the Land Army! Inspired by the women’s land armies of the First and Second World Wars, The Land Army was set up to help small organic growers in Greater Manchester increase their yields and strengthen their businesses. We currently work mainly with new organic growers, supporting them at the beginning of their journey towards establishing viable and productive farms.

A day out with The Land Army is quite a physical day’s work (though we’ll

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look after you and make sure you get proper breaks!), but it’s really satisfying and a great way to get your hands

 

dirty, learn a bit about commercial scale food growing, and meet like-minded and interesting people like you!

You’ll need waterproofs, sturdy footwear such as wellies or boots, and drinking water. In return for your hard work we provide a healthy, home-made lunch and plenty of tea and biscuits – two things we find go hand in hand with working on the land!

Land Army days usually take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and run from 10am until 5.00pm at Farm Start Woodbank, Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport  SK1 4JS .

Our next dates are :

  • Saturday 27th April
  • -Wednesday 8th May
  • -Saturday 11th May
  • -Wednesday 5th June
  • -Saturday 8th June
  • -Saturday 22nd June

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and enjoy being part of The Land Army for many different reasons. You might be thinking about growing your own food at home or on an allotment, want to meet like-minded people, or simply have some spare time on your hands and fancy doing something totally different – either way, we’d love to hear from you!

landarmy@kindling.org.uk or visit https://kindling.org.uk/Land_Army

 

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