In April last year we were granted planning permission to develop our first three affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. Since then three families have moved on and have been developing their livelihoods.
New Affordable Smallholdings Development
In January we will be asking supporters if you would fund the development of another site of smallholdings through the purchase of community shares. Please register your interest in receiving the share prospectus.
News and Events: November
New Online Resource
We have produced an overview of research on ecological agriculture in the UK. We commissioned this synopsis in order to inform our own work, and to provide a shared information resource for others in the field. The project was crowd funded back in 2011 via BuzzBnk.
The new section of our website provides an overview of research, both completed and underway, linking the browser to institutions and papers. We've also complied a directory of UK research institutions who engage with agroecological issues.
We were truly thrilled to be awarded a grant of £48,820 by the Big Potential fund to support us in preparing for our 2015 share launch and fundraising drive.
First School Visit at Greenham Reach
Class 1 from Webber's Primary School in nearby Holcombe Rogus had a great time visiting Greenham Reach last month. Thanks to our friendly residents, the twenty-five 5-7 year olds were able to feed chickens, collect eggs, make damper bread, explore the polytunnels and learn about the food cycle. The residents received some wonderful thank you letters and drawings from the school children.
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.