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Barjarg - a WWOOF-umentary.

Barjarg is the latest documentary film to have been made by WWOOFer, Kris Barnes. Currently studying Film & Television Production at York St John University, Kris has managed to capture the feel of being with a host family featured in this 12 minute short.


Habitable Spaces: A Sustainable Farm & Artists Residency

Founded in 2011 - in Kingsbury, Texas in the USA - Habitable Spaces is a community arts and agriculture project in which artists are invited to create large-scale interactive art works while exploring alternative forms of living. These artworks become installed as a permanent part of the farm, creating a space that over the years will become a more comprehensive and collaborative project with each successive year.


The Market Gardener - Jean-Martin Fortier

Jean-Martin Fortier started his journey into farming via internships and WWOOFing along with his wife, Maude-Helene Desroches. The pair eventually began their own project on rented land and honed their skills over the years. Jean-Martin recently took a couple of years out from farming to write the book 'The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook For Smallscale Organic Farming' - he contends that it is possible to make a healthy living from just a few acres of land. "I felt that there was a need for a book like this. I have been involved in growing the food movement.


Two Job Vacancies at Manchester Veg People.

Manchester Veg People [a partner of The Kindling Trust] have two new job vacancies on offer.

Manchester Veg People is a pioneering co-operative of local organic growers, buyers (restaurants/cafes, caterers and the public sector), and workers - collaborating to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality for Greater Manchester. 

The details of the jobs: [taken from the Kindling Trust website]