Existing community and therapeutic gardening projects already running at Woodbank Park is joined by training facilities FarmStart Woodbank, Kindling’s farm business incubator.
Farmstart Woodbank is currently a 1½ acre site, mainly covered by polytunnels and will be specialising in tender, higher-input crops. FarmStart Woodbank’s current focus is to use the undercover space to produce crops all year, particularly tomatoes, cucumbers and aurbergines during the summer and salad leaves during the winter, for a local market.
If you’re looking to make a gradual transition from community or allotment growing to commercial production, this is an opportunity to build up your skills and experiment with organic growing on a larger scale. Stockport residents will be able to progress from beginner volunteers through to skilled urban growers.
Applications for FarmStart are now open. The deadline for applications is 22nd November 2015. Applicants will be notified by 27th November 2015 and if accepted, will be required to pay £100 deposit by 6th December 2015 (the annual programme fee is £500) – Stockport residents will be given priority . Trainee induction to the site is in January 2016.
If you’re interested in applying, email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
Woodbank Park Allotments are open every Tuesday 10 – 12, Friday 9-3.30pm and the first and 3rd Saturday in the Month 10- 3pm (check these times, they may change)
Woodbank Growing Project – You are free to attend as little or as often as you wish, so come along and meet the other volunteers and have a look round.
- Training courses offered.
- You can start your own seedlings off in their polytunnels and they will water for you in between your visits.
Ask for Fran or Jim
Fran’s contact details are 07855 815860/0161 email@example.com