New entrants to ecological farming

May 18, 2019

The Ecological Land Cooperative is on the hunt for passionate landworkers and ecological entrepreneurs to become farmers on their three new sites.

The Ecological Land Cooperative’s (ELC) innovative model seeks to revitalise rural economies by creating affordable and residential small farms for those who would ordinarily be unable to afford a house in the countryside yet who wish to earn a living through farming.

Working across England and Wales the ELC have opened their application process looking to find future farmers for their three new sites in the following areas: Arlington, East Sussex; Sparkford, Somerset; and on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales.

Recognising that the barriers to accessing land are a complex mix of planning and policy, the ELC works to enable small, innovative and ecological entrepreneurs to get a foothold in the world of farming and agriculture.

They don’t expect you to be ready to go today. They are very keen to hear from you if you are passionate and committed to gaining enough experience to set up a small farm business. This business could be any land-based enterprise – from fruit and veg, to animal products & dairy, fibre, fuel and medicine.

For more detailed information about the application please see their ‘Join the ELC as an Ecological Farmer’ page.

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