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    Lauren Simpson is communications officer at the Ecological Land Co-op.

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    Job opportunities with the Ecological Land Cooperative

    Lauren Simpson 09-Dec-2020

    There are exciting times ahead for our friends at the Ecological Land Cooperative, as they share news of five new job opportunities. Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more

    How small farms offer big solutions as global issues turn focus to home

    Lauren Simpson 30-Apr-2020

    With just under three weeks left until the Ecological Land Cooperative 202 community share offer closes, Lauren Simpson shares an update on progress so far, complete with a new film. Read more

    Small farms, big solutions: climate crisis prompts investment in future farming

    Lauren Simpson 18-Mar-2020

    There’s exciting news from the Ecological Land Cooperative as they launch a new community share offer, inviting you to make an investment in future farming. Read more

    Meet the new young farmers raring to go thanks to the Ecological Land Cooperative

    Lauren Simpson 05-Jan-2020

    We meet the new faces of farming combining entrepreneurial zeal and ecological ethics, thanks to the work of the Ecological Land Cooperative. Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more

    You’re invited to the Ecological Land Cooperative AGM 2019

    Lauren Simpson 17-May-2019

    Taking place in Arlington, East Sussex, on 29th June 2019, the Ecological Land Cooperative AGM 2019 is your chance to learn more about their important work – and check out their brand new barn! Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more

    Be part of a living, working countryside: apply for a small farm lease with the Ecological Land Cooperative

    Lauren Simpson 19-Apr-2019

    We hear from the Ecological Land Cooperative about exciting opportunities ahead for aspiring ecological farmers to apply for a small farm lease. Read more

    Want to be a Planning Manager with the Ecological Land Cooperative?

    Lauren Simpson 05-Mar-2019

    The Ecological Land Cooperative is looking for a part-time Planning Manager, with an application deadline of 15 April 2019. Read more

    Seeking future farmers for East Sussex: apply to be a smallholder with the Ecological Land Cooperative

    Lauren Simpson 02-Oct-2018

    The Ecological Land Cooperative opens smallholder applications for future farmers at their East Sussex site, continuing the work of generating ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise. We hear from Lauren Simpson about how you can apply for this unique opportunity. Read more

    Would you like to be a smallholder with the Ecological Land Co-op?

    Lauren Simpson 18-Jul-2018

    As we prepare our smallholder application process for our next sites in East Sussex, the Gower and Somerset (all going well with planning permission!) we would like to find out some more information about our potential smallholders. Read more

    You’re invited to the Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering

    Lauren Simpson 03-Jun-2018

    We hear from Lauren Simpson about plans for the Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering & AGM taking place on 14th July on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Read more

    Do you know anyone who might want to donate some land for a sustainable, affordable smallholding legacy?

    Lauren Simpson 15-Feb-2018

    The Ecological Land Cooperative has launched a campaign to ask landowners for donations of small parcels of land to create clusters of affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture. Read more

    Bring back scrumping! Here’s how…

    Lauren Simpson 29-Mar-2015

    Local Fruit Futures manager Anne-Marie Bur plays a key role in turning schools across Sussex into grounds for the next generation of scrumpers. “It’s really heartening seeing kids picking fruit and eating it fresh.” Read more

    Help Brighton Permaculture Trust build a straw-bale ‘fruit factory’

    Lauren Simpson 11-Mar-2015

    Brighton Permaculture Trust are Scaling Up the Scrump – and need your help to make it happen! For several years we’ve been turning waste fruit from local orchards and people’s homes into delicious produce such as jam, chutneys, and juices at pop-up scrumping events. Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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