Greenham Reach Smallholdings In April this 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: March
New office!: We have moved our small office to Suite F7 of the Waterside Centre, North Street, Lewes, East Sussex.
New staff!: Two staff join us this month, filling two new positions. Rob Whitehead will take on responsibility for membership and office management, and volunteer Cate Chapman will be developing the work of our emerging charity subsidiary, the Ecological Land Trust. For more information on our new staff, visit the Our Team page. More information on our charity will be made available once / if we have had our application to the charity commission approved.
750 trees went in at Greenham Reach during our tree-planting weekend 8-9 February, despite the wind and rain. Thank you to everyone that came and participated.
The next workday at Greenham Reach will be in April, date TBC.
For a Living, Working Countryside
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.