Land reform articles

Mar
28
2018
Oli Rodker

Lords vs commoners: week of action for land rights, April 14-22

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Land ownership in Britain is one of the most unequal in the world. This is a call out to groups and individuals all over the country who think the time has come for us to have more control of our land. Read more …

Feb
25
2018
James Dexter

Fancy volunteering for the summer at an off-grid, Ecological Land Coop smallholding?

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Hi – we are James and Sukamala, tenants at Wild Geese Acres, Greenham Reach, which is an off-grid, low-impact farming project established in north Devon by the Ecological Land Coop  (ELC) – see website. http://ecologicalland.coop. Read more …

Feb
15
2018
Lauren Simpson

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

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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 …

Feb
13
2018
David Thorpe

Proposal for a ‘one planet’ food revolution

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This is the third in a series of articles about ‘one planet’ living – the first in rural areas, and the second in cities. Now we discuss the situation as regards food production. Read more …

Jan
19
2018
Scarlett Penn

My reflections on the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018

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I’ve heard several people say they love going to the Oxford Real Farming Conference because it fires them up for the farming year, and I couldn’t agree more. ORFC is so inspiring to people like us because it was set up by a group frustrated at the lack of representation for organic and small-scale producers at the decades-old Oxford Farming Conference. Read more …

Jan
18
2018
Dee Butterly

How you can help the Landworkers’ Alliance get more farmers and better food in the UK

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All over Europe, for a long time there has been a trend towards larger, monoculture farms and industrial agriculture. Smaller farms have been swallowed up and farmers have been leaving the land in their millions. Read more …

Dec
18
2017
Phil Moore

The Ecological Land Co-op are currently recruiting for two new roles

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The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) is a social enterprise based in Brighton, East Sussex. They exist to create affordable access to land for new entrants to ecological agriculture and mixed farming.
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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 Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living 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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There are 7 acres on offer with this rental rent or organic cropshare opportunity in Sussex (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-operative 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 …

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