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    French farmhouse free to the right low-impacter (roofing skills would be a bonus)

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 06-Sep-2014 | 3

    We are in contact with an English man who has a French property but will no longer be able to live there. He’s happy to give it away to someone who will turn it into the kind of eco-home / low-impact smallholding that he intended. Read more

    Unique opportunity to live on a low-impact, off-grid smallholding in Devon

    My name is James Dexter and I am one of the new tenants at Greenham Reach which is a low-impact farming project established in north Devon by the Ecological Land Coop  (ELC) Read more

    Campaign to develop the Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network in the UK

    Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. Benefits are enjoyed by both sides Read more

    Free education the low-impact way: welcome to the Happy Pig

    Thomas Smith of the Happy Pig | 04-Feb-2014 | 0

    An Irish permaculture project and gift-based community, has launched an all-or-nothing crowdfunding campaign to renovate an old pig barn – The Happy Pig Read more

    Introducing the Land Workers’ Alliance – representing small-scale producers

    We wanted to introduce the Land Workers’ Alliance (LWA) via a first-hand account of their AGM, held at Trill Farm, Dorset, on the 23rd & 24th of November, 2013. Read more

    Low-impact living opportunities in Argyll & Bute

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 14-Jun-2013 | 5

    We’ve had a bit of a heads-up from a Lowimpact.org partner (who wants to remain anonymous) and family who have been looking for land to start a smallholding for years, and are finally buying a bit of Scotland on the Cowal peninsula in Argyllshire. Read more

    La Via Campesina ‘peasants’ movement inaugurated in the UK

    La Via Campesina is an international organisation claiming around 250 million members! It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. Read more

    The laya: wonder tool

    Phil Miller of Bizipoza Tours | 28-Nov-2012 | 0

    Soil management is a big subject. It seems to require the balancing of; drainage, crop rotation, enriching with compost and turning mechanically. It can be approached as a science or an art because it consists of both. Read more

    Affordable, natural, homes for smallholdings: how you can help

    First some background, then below is Zoe’s appeal for letters of support. Wouldn’t it be good if people were allowed to put up their own natural home on their own land, to produce food for themselves and for the rest of us. Read more

    So, is having a smallholding like being in prison?!

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 11-Sep-2012 | 0

    Here’s the story. The Ecological Land Co-op are trying to start a little cluster of smallholdings with eco-dwellings on the Devon/Somerset border. We support this venture wholeheartedly 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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