Greenham Reach Smallholdings In April last year we were granted planning permission to develop our first affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. Find out how work has progressed.
Small is Successful
This report examines eight smallholdings with ecological land-based businesses on 10 acres or less. The smallholdings demonstrate that economically viable and highly sustainable land based livelihoods can be created on holdings of this size. While the incomes generated would be described as modest, none of the smallholdings receive subsidies, and the income we have examined does not include money from non-agricultural activities, such as any courses, consultancy work or B&Bs that the smallholders also provide. For more information and to download the report.
News and Events: September
Life as a Smallholder: New Blog
ELC smallholders Ruth O'Brien and Alex Wilson moved onto their bare field(s) smallholding in January of this year and have made remarkable progress. They now have a website where they report on their developments and life at Greenham Reach. Here is the link: http://steepholding.wordpress.com/
2013 Social Accounts
Our 2013 social accounts are now available. Tell us what you think, good or bad! Contact us.
We host regular work days at the ELC smallholdings in Mid Devon. They provide a beautiful setting in which to work alongside fellow members and supporters of the ELC, see how our first smallholdings are progressing, and get stuck into some land management and food growing. The next work days are likely to run over a Saturday and Sunday in early October. Please get in contact if you are interested in attending at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 911 494.
Our mission is to provide affordable opportunities for ecological land-based businesses in the UK. We support rural regeneration by developing affordable sites for farming, forestry and other rural enterprises which are viable and ecologically beneficial.