Latest news from the ELC

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...

18 June 2019

We invite you to come and help shape an exciting new opportunity for growers and farmers on Gower

The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC), a not-for-profit social enterprise has purchased an 18-acre site on Gower, a site called ‘Furzehill’ near Lunnon. We would like to invite you to a community meeting to discuss our plans for the fields.

17 June 2019

'Planning Barriers Faced by New Organic Horticulture Businesses in England' is a jointly written report by the Landworkers' Alliance and the Ecological Land Cooperative, demonstrating a number of examples where a new entrant to organic horticulture has sought permission from their local authority, either for infrastructure or temporary accommodation

16 June 2019

Permanent planning permission at Greenham is secured. Hurrah!

20 May 2019

You are warmly invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 29th June 2019 from 2.00 – 4.30pm. The meeting will be held in the village hall in Arlington, East Sussex, nearby to our second site which has been granted temporary planning permission to create three small farms and for which we are looking for applicants.

30 April 2019

Greenham Reach, the Ecological Land Cooperative’s first cluster of small farms, in mid Devon, is a prime example of Agroecology in action. What was once made of pasture and arable fields is now a mosaic of biodiversity and interlocking crops.

24 April 2019

ELC's Oliver Bettany interviews James Dexter - an ELC steward at Greenham Reach in Mid-devon