Latest news from the ELC

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!

20 July 2019

On Wednesday 17th July, we held a community meeting for Gower residents where we presented and discussed our plans to create a cluster of three residential small and ecological farms accompanying land-based businesses at our 18 acre Furzehill site.

11 July 2019

We’ve now installed solar panels on the barn and rain water catchment in place — vital infrastructure for low-impact living ready for our new farmers to move on site.

8 July 2019

Meet Ruth! The Ecological Land Cooperative’s new planning manager. 

Ruth is passionate about lowimpact, landbased living having worked in the planning sector working towards positive change for 4 years. With a strong committment to environmental and social justice Ruth is the perfect person to research, write and submit our planning applications to create clusters of new small farms - enabling new entrants to work and live on the land...