Land reform articles

Nov
23
2017
David Thorpe

How the ‘One Planet Development’ policy is helping people get back onto the land in Wales

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Something special is happening in Wales. The country is using legislation to shift itself into a very different direction from England. It wants to be more sustainable. It wants to reduce its ‘ecological footprint’ to a level that’s fair compared to the rest of the planet’s population and resources. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Live Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Live Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Nov
14
2017
Emma Olliff

What’s the best thing to do with the uplands, in terms of sustainability?

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This is a question asked in an interesting debate on Facebook along the lines of uplands and their appropriate maintenance with regards to grazing. There are several fascinating projects and opinion pieces that were linked to Read more …

Nov
10
2017
Dave Darby

‘Land for What?’ meeting in Leicester tomorrow (sorry for short notice, but it’s worth it)

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Sorry for the ridiculously short notice, but if you’re interested in land issues, and have nothing on this weeked, this is really worth getting yourself to. Read more …

Oct
29
2017
Phil Moore

Opportunity to rent (or cropshare) 7 organic acres in Sussex

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Postcode: TN35 4AP.  It’s across the road from the village of Fairlight and a 5 minute drive to Hastings. Read more …

Oct
1
2017
Ludwig Appeltans

Would you like to become a member of a nature-based permaculture community on the Isle of Skye?

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Since December 2016, I, Ludwig Appeltans am the proud owner and custodian of the most beautiful peninsula in Scotland. Read more …

Sep
3
2017
Chris Smaje

So you want to be a farmer? Thirteen words of wisdom from me to myself

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In this post based on an original at Small Farm Future, farmer Chris Smaje relates words of wisdom curated as part of a talk he gave at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in 2016. Read more …

Aug
5
2017
Rebecca Laughton

A matter of scale: how small farms provide more jobs and more food per acre

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Our new report, “A Matter of Scale”, highlights how a diverse and vibrant sector of small farms is providing employment, attracting new entrants and incubating entrepreneurs. Read more …

Jun
9
2017
David Thorpe

Seeking a venue: course on how to create a ‘one planet’ development

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I am seeking venues around the country to run an exciting course that will help participants prepare for starting and living on a ‘One Planet’ Development. Read more …

Jun
7
2017
Phil Moore

Ecological Land Co-op share offer extended after exceeding target: help us change the way land is owned in the UK

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WOW! We’ve surpassed our initial maximum target of £340,000, and there are still FOUR days to go. Our new investors are helping us continue our work supporting small-scale, agro-ecological farming. Thank you! Read more …

Apr
29
2017
Phil Moore

Help the Ecological Land Co-operative to set up more smallholdings

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You can join the Ecological Land Co-op as an investor, by moving some money from your bank savings account (and receiving a better rate of interest). If you agree with the ELC’s principles, this would be extremely helpful. Read more …

Apr
27
2017
Dave Darby

Why an economy that’s not dominated by the corporate sector would be much better for individuals, communities and nature

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Lowimpact.org is an organisation that was founded by two people in 2001 because of concerns about ecological damage and what that might mean for the future of humanity. The focus has always been on individual lifestyle change Read more …

Apr
4
2017
Dave Darby

New Ecological Land Co-op share offer launched: here’s a chance to help bring about change in land ownership in the UK, and receive 3% interest for your trouble!

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Please share this as widely as you can. I’m on the board of the Ecological Land Co-op, and so I know how much hard work has gone into this – it’s an opportunity for people to shift their money to help change the nature of land ownership in the UK, and receive 3% interest for doing so. Read more …

Feb
24
2017
Barbara Jones

Can you help Barbara Jones and Straw Works set up a National Skills Centre?

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Barbara Jones of Straw Works / School of Natural Building is the country’s top straw-bale builder. She is the author of Building with Straw Bales, and is the star of our straw-bale building online course. Read more …

Feb
7
2017
Daniel Scharf

If ‘agroecology’ is such a good idea, how can we get the planning system to promote it?

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The planning system doesn’t currently differentiate between different types of agriculture, and maybe it should. The type of agriculture we prefer could be labelled ‘agroecology’ – but the problem is how to define it and how to get the planning system to recognise it, let alone promote it. Read more …

Nov
11
2016
Ruth Phillips

Rent first to see if a self-build home in a cohousing project at an eco-chateau in France is for you

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An cohousing eco-hamlet around a chateau in the Dordogne region of France is being formed. You can rent a plot to see if the project is for you, before deciding whether to become a co-owner. Read more …

Nov
2
2016
Cassandra Lishman

Wales’ unique ‘one-planet’ planning policy and the Lammas Ecovillage

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Here at the Lammas Ecovillage we have recently celebrated our 7th birthday. The 9 households have collectively built around 15 different buildings, planted many thousands of trees, created hundreds of new habitats, and hosted thousands of volunteers and visitors. Read more …

Oct
22
2016
Tom Kenny

The absurd nature of land ownership in the UK, and the ‘Land for What?’ conference, Nov 12-13

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There’s a weekend conference coming up that you might be interested in. It’s called ‘Land for What?’ and it’s taking place over the weekend of November 12 and 13. Read more …

Sep
4
2016
Daniel Scharf

We’re heading for environmental meltdown – how the planning system could help

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As a professional planner (of the town and country planning variety) and fan of Low-impact Living I always expect to see demands or requests being made of the planning system to assist in attempts by individuals or groups to experiment or set examples where impact on the environment would be minimised. Read more …

Sep
2
2016
Dave Darby

Ecological Land Co-op are looking for an operations manager – might it be you or someone you know?

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I am privileged to be a director of the wonderful Ecological Land Co-op, and we are currently advertising for an operations manager. Read more …

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