Latest news from the ELC

9 March 2020

Small farms, big solutions -- join the ELC as an investor member

An ageing population of farmers, losses of small and family farms, huge barriers to land ownership and an unprecedented environmental crisis see the social enterprise Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) announce a new Community Share Investment Offer. The ELC’s plans for a mosaic of small ecological farms will regenerate rural areas - putting healthy food and a healthy...

17 December 2019

From a mono-crop Maize field to a mosaic of mixed farms producing local, seasonal and healthy food and flowers — meet the new entrant farmers the Ecological Land Cooperative is helping to get on the land. 
 

10 December 2019

We’ll be at ORFC again in January involved in a number of sessions, come along and say hello and find out more about our work. 
 

14 November 2019

Come plant trees with us!

This winter we are planning are biggest season yet of tree planting across three of our sites - Arlington in East Sussex, Sparkford in South Somerset and Furzehill on Gower, Swansea.

14 November 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of a mentoring programme to support new entrant farmers.

26 September 2019

Come and explore the three different smallholdings at our first site in Mid-Devon. Since 2013 the 22 acre site has been transformed from pasture land to a patchwork of different growing and grazing systems encompassing three small farm businesses.

26 September 2019

Donate to the Ecological Land Trust to repair and restore wildlife habitats on farmland in England and Wales. We do this work because for the past four decades much of Britain's agricultural land has been depleted by over-use and contaminated with agri-chemicals. Many farmland species, pollinators and habitats have been lost or are severely threatened.

21 September 2019

For our site 'Furzehill' on Gower, South Wales we will be applying for planning permission using the One Planet Development planning policy.

21 August 2019

We’ve submitted our planning application to create three ecological smallholdings on our site in Sparkford, South Somerset (the land north of Sparkford Hill Lane). Whoop!

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