Our friends at the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) have a share offer this year that aims to generate funds for the development of two new clusters of small farms.
Their mission is the creation of residential smallholdings aimed at new entrants to horticulture and mixed farming, protected for ecological agricultural use in perpetuity. They believe new entrants to farming have no possibility of buying a farm in England as the cost of land and rural housing is too high. Based on the success of their first cluster of small farms at Greenham Reach, Devon, the ELC raised further funds to purchase and begin development of a second cluster of smallholdings in Arlington, East Sussex – and now the share offer brings the opportunity for involvement in this new venture.
You’ll find more details of the share offer and be able to read Phil Moore’s story of his journey from WWOOFer to being a member of ELC’s communications team here. We’ll update you in future newsletters.