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Latest news from the ELC

4 May 2022

The Ecological Land Cooperative have an opportunity for a new entrant farmer to purchase a 5.5 acre plot on a communal site of three agro-ecological smallholdings in Mid Devon.

23 March 2022

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

9 March 2022

Join Allwood Farm for weekly tree planting sessions at the Martinsfield ELC site in East Sussex, every Saturday in March 2022 from 11am onwards. 

Allwood Farm are on a very exposed site and suffered a lot of damage in Storm Eunice... Their answer is to plant trees! It's a long term strategy but the best way of sheltering the farm from the wild winds that blow here. 

26 January 2022

The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) creates affordable ecological small farms for new entrants to farming – those that would not be able to afford to buy a house with land in the countryside but who wish to earn a living through ecological farming. We have an established model, which provides support for our tenants and reassurance for the council that the dwellings will remain tied to successful agricultural enterprises.

19 January 2022

Join us for a day of tree and hedge planting at the Ecological Land Cooperative site near Sparkford in South Somerset on Sunday 30th January from 9am until 2pm. Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch and wellies! 

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.