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The Ecological Land Co-operative is looking for investors

The Ecological Land Co-operative access land for ecological agricultural. They are looking for investors to back the growth of new smallholdings protected for ecological agriculture, for affordability, and for sustainability.

Food is at the heart of all human affairs. It shapes our land, our health and our culture. It is central to our lives.

Small, mixed farms, founded on ecological principles, grow food and manage land in step with nature. Diversified, regionalised, stewardship-minded and creative, small-scale produces care about good food. And good food begins with soil.

New entrants to ecological agriculture are moving away from tired models of conventional agriculture and the negative environmental impacts it brings. From plough to plate, new farmers are re-kindling a form of farming expressly designed with providing us all with good food, without destroying wildlife. A style of farming where the social, nutritional, gastronomic, environmental stand side-by-side with sound business. In short, what we might call Slow Food.

The ELC buys land and seeks planning permission for new residential smallholdings in England. Selling the holdings, well below market value, on a long and secure leasehold, the ELC support initial on-site infrastructure and deal with planning applications, helping keep overall costs low.

Small farms are an integral part of the social, cultural and economic fabric of rural communities. New generations of farmers seeking to produce good, clean, and fair food fit for all come need support. The ‘culture’ in Agriculture is also about creating new traditions as well as allowing room for innovation and care when it comes to slow, human-scale farming.

Working alongside Ethex, experts in positive, social impact investing, the ELC is running a public share offer – from April 3rd until 12th June – seeking investment for the development of two more new clusters of farms.

Looking to raise between £120,000 to £340,000, people are invited to invest in share offers from £500 to £40,000 offering investor members  3% in interest on share capital annually.

Backing the ELC is not only about making more land available for a common good, but an investment in good food, for everyone, for ever.

 

To find out you can invest please visit https://www.ethex.org.uk/ecologicalland

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