Latest news from the ELC

29 September 2021

The Ecological Land Cooperative is holding an open morning at our Furzehill site on the Gower, South Wales, on Saturday 2nd October between 10.30am and 1pm. This is a good opportunity to find out more about the work of the Ecological Land Cooperative, meet some of the ELC staff team as well as our farm stewards, The Rowan Tree, who are currently providing veg boxes and cut flowers within the local area.

29 September 2021

The ELC is searching for new farm stewards at our Furzehill site on the Gower in South Wales. The available plot is 5.88 acres of relatively flat grass, with good access and well sheltered by healthy hedgerows. The land has been well managed previously with good soil and stock proof fencing, and is a stone’s throw from the beach.

15 September 2021

 We have recently submitted an application for temporary planning permission at our Orchard Park site near Rilla Mill in East Cornwall  to create three residential small farms for three households. If successful, we will create a Section 106 agreement that legally ties the smallholders to operate viable agricultural businesses. If after five years the businesses are a success we will apply for permanent permission.

18 August 2021

The Ecological Land Cooperative has just submitted a temporary planning application for Orchard Park, a 20.4 acre field near Rilla Mill in East Cornwall. We have grand ambitions for Orchard Park, as we hope to create three agroecological smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture.

14 July 2021

While all of us have been aware of the unpredictable and often unseasonal weather that 2021 has brought, our new stewards at Arlington have had to battle with high wind and storms while preparing their sites ready for the growing season.

Sparkford site
16 June 2021

We are excited to share that one of our plots at Sparkford has become available again, after the stewards who were poised to take it on were offered a wonderful opportunity to farm in the mediterranean. Our Sparkford site so far will have a vegetable market garden and an apple tree orchard.

21 April 2021

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Winter Solstice appeal back in December. Your donation contributed towards the planting of much need windbreaks and wildlife habitats at Orchard Park, our newest land in East Cornwall.

13 April 2021

The Ecological Land Co-operative’s vision of a living, working countryside is to provide affordable opportunities for ecological land-based livelihoods in England and Wales.

29 January 2021

Jumping Fences – understanding and addressing the barriers to access to land for agroecological farming for Black people and people of colour (BPOC) in Britain.