Point of inspiration


Today a fresh, new Manchester-based project, the Kindling Trust, came to Sheepdrove as part of their knowledge-gathering tour of sustainable living projects in the UK.

Most of the team made it over – Helen Woodcock, Matt Fawcett, Chris Walsh and Debbie Ellen. The Kindling Trust has a wonderful vision for what they will establish as a rural base. Just like other visitors who come to Sheepdrove seeking inspiration, such as Ellen MacArthur, The National Trust, The Soil Association, and the Environment Agency commercial section, everyone was keen to learn from what we are trying to achieve in the future, not just what we’ve done so far.

They were very taken by the Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre (aren’t we all?!) and the team have already been to places like Tolhurst Organic and the Organic Research Centre too. I encouraged them to publish what they’ve learned on the web! The idea is that the Kindling Trust project would establish a hub for cooperative learning and living. Not a stale library of learning, but a participative, real-life example of sustainable living with a meaningful social message. We wish them luck.

 Jason Ball


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One Response to “Point of inspiration”

  1. realfoodlover Says:

    Hi. I agree. I would love to have access to the Kindling trust’s project via the web. And it could inspire so many people worldwide. Keep encouraging them!

    I link to Sheepdrove on my blogroll and you link to me after I cooked a delicious Sheepdrove chicken (sorry, chicken, but I am glad you had a dignified and healthy life at Sheepdrove).

    I am running a competition for food bloggers that you may be interested in to raise awareness about the importance of real (organic, local and sustainable) food. The prize is the recently-released DVD called Our Daily Bread, a searing but strangely beautiful indictment of industrial food production in Europe. The details are at my food blog here (url tinied) http://tinurl.us/8bfdcd. Thank you, Sheepdrove! Elisabeth

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