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Greenham Reach Smallholdings
In April last year we were granted planning permission to develop our first affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. Find out how work has progressed.


Small is Successful
This report examines eight smallholdings with ecological land-based businesses on 10 acres or less. The smallholdings demonstrate that economically viable and highly sustainable land based livelihoods can be created on holdings of this size. While the incomes generated would be described as modest, none of the smallholdings receive subsidies, and the income we have examined does not include money from non-agricultural activities, such as any courses, consultancy work or B&Bs that the smallholders also provide. For more information and to download the report.

News and Events: April

New office!: In case you missed it last month, we have moved our small office to Suite F7 of the Waterside Centre, North Street, Lewes, East Sussex. Our new number is: 01273 911 494.

Next Work Weekend: May 3-4
The next working weekend at Greenham Reach will be on the weekend of 3-4 May. We will once again be providing tools, lunch on the day, as well as local transport and accommodation for those of you that need it. Please get in contact with Rob on 01273 911 494 if you are interested in attending.

Feeding the Future: 17 April
The Land Workers Alliance are holding a demonstration outside of DEFRA's offices in London at noon on Thursday 17 April. The Alliance is calling on "all small and medium scale farmers, growers, land workers and aspiring farmers to join us in showing DEFRA that we too have a role in providing our nation's food". The demonstration will be at DEFRA Head Office, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P. More information from the LWA website.

AGM: Friday 4 July, Greenham, Devon
Members, please make Friday 4 July available for our AGM. As well as co-operative business, we will be organising a visit to the Greenham Reach site. Patrick Krause of the Scottish Crofting Federation has agreed to give a talk to the AGM on the crofting experience. Both the site tour and the talk will be open to both members and supporters. Membership Officer Rob Whitehead will be contacting members and local supporters in the coming weeks to consult you on the best time for both the AGM and Patrick's talk.

Support the new CSA Network
The Community Supported Agriculture Network has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £19,140 by April 27. The money will be used to build a range of tools and regional hubs to connect, support and promote CSA schemes across the country.

Join or support the Network here.



For a Living, Working Countryside

Our mission is to provide affordable opportunities for ecological land-based businesses in the UK. We support rural regeneration by developing affordable sites for farming, forestry and other rural enterprises which are viable and ecologically beneficial.

To find out more see About Us.

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