Anna Hill visits Greenham Reach on the Devon and Somerset border. It has 22 acres of land, bought by the Ecological Land Cooperative and divided into three smallholder plots.
Anna Hill visits Greenham Reach on the Devon/Somerset border. It's 22 acres of former agricultural land, bought up by the Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) and divided into three smallholder plots. Three families work and live on the land - aiming to make a living growing and selling anything from medicinal herbs, to goats cheese, to specialist salad leaves.
The ELC either rents or sells them the land, and supports the families through getting planning permission for dwellings, and offering mentors to help set up their businesses.