Category Archives: Food

Visit your surprisingly local farm on Open Farm Sunday (9th June)

Reposted from here On Sunday 9th June, hundreds of farms will be opening to the public so they can get closer to farming and see for themselves where their food comes from, how it is produced and learn more about … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Food Hub with focus on Community, Good Health & Sustainable Food receives 5 years funding grant. #Manchester

A press release, sent by Kindling Trust: On a beautiful, sunny, Autumnal Saturday morning, over 200 local residents, local councillors, senior council officers and funders came together to celebrate the launch of Stockport’s Community Food Hub. Funding from Reaching Communities, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Launch ofGreater #Manchester Sustainable Food Vision Thurs 19th Oct

This Thursday (19th October) we’re launching not one but two celebrations of sustainable food, at an informal evening get-together at Bridge 5 Mill; Unlikely Heroes photographic exhibition, featuring some familiar faces! Greater Manchester Sustainable Food Vision, developed collectively by our region’s … Continue reading

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Guest post “Climate change – the meat of the problem”

This is a guest post from the Vegan Society.  For disclaimers, explanations, see below.  Readers of Manchester Climate Monthly will no doubt be aware that not everyone is as engaged with the issues around climate change as we are. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Volunteering with the Land Army

Kindling Trust wants you to get down and dirty!   Join us this Spring in preparation for the new growing season. As Spring begins we are starting to ramp up our trips out to local organic farms. Upcoming dates inclue: Monday … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Brexit and food, 19 April, #Manchester

EU Referendum: a spotlight on food & farming   Tuesday 19th April, 3.30-6.30pm Venue: Bridge 5 Mill, M4 7HR Organised by The Kindling Trust and The Food Ethics Council The EU influences every aspect of the UK’s food and farming systems; subsiding farming … Continue reading

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Kindling Trust hopes to get wired for… food. #Manchester

Kindling Trust is hoping to get help from techy-minded PhD students in order to grow more food. If you know techies, or you are one, the deadline for application is 2 March. All details below. KINDLING TRUST Wired Farm Project … Continue reading

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Help grow organic food – April 16th, 18th and 30th #Manchester

“Help out on Greater Manchester’s organic farms with the Land Army this April. We have the following dates planned: On Thursday 16th April we’ll be heading to an exciting new growing site in Stockport. On Saturday 18th April and Thursday … Continue reading

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“Processed Food” event in #Manchester Feb 17th, 3.30 – 5.00pm

Watching Mold Grow: Facts, Politics and “Processed Food” Lesson Plans   Dr Charlotte Biltekoff, University of California, Davis   Should we fear or celebrate bread that does not get moldy after 3 days inside a moist plastic bag? This talk … Continue reading

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