loader from loading.io

S1E1 Oliver Bettany - Ecological Land Co-operative

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

Release Date: 06/28/2020

S2E6 Stewarding the Land and Regenerating Ecosystems With Heritage Cows, with Nikki Yoxall show art S2E6 Stewarding the Land and Regenerating Ecosystems With Heritage Cows, with Nikki Yoxall

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

RegenerativeLivelihoodPodcast.com

info_outline
S2E5 Designing a Trauma-Informed Livelihood for Ecological Regeneration show art S2E5 Designing a Trauma-Informed Livelihood for Ecological Regeneration

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

In today's short episode, I'd like to bring up the issue of mental health in the activist world and broader environmental movement. Let's talk about mental health and how it impacts on our activism, on purpose-driven enterprises and on the way we go about designing and deciding towards a more regenerative livelihood in service toward social and ecological justice.

info_outline
S2E4 Designing your death and a livelihood with permaculture - Kt Shepherd show art S2E4 Designing your death and a livelihood with permaculture - Kt Shepherd

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

RegenerativeLivelihoodPodcast.com

info_outline
S2E3 Small and Slow (Then Grow) show art S2E3 Small and Slow (Then Grow)

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

Join Finn for another episode reflecting on some of the symptoms of Too Many Ideas Syndrome (TMIS), this time focusing on bringing awareness to patterns of thought (with potentially quasi-colonial origins) that may be tripping you up when imagining your ideal regenerative livelihood idea.

info_outline
S2E2 Find Your Focus show art S2E2 Find Your Focus

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

Finding it hard to focus on a particular cause? Unsure whether or not you are effectively serving your cause?

info_outline
S2E1 Regenerative Supply Webs with Hodmedod's Josiah Meldrum show art S2E1 Regenerative Supply Webs with Hodmedod's Josiah Meldrum

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

RegenerativeLivelihoodPodcast.com

info_outline
Plague Hiatus (Welcome to 2021) show art Plague Hiatus (Welcome to 2021)

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

This podcast will not be releasing episodes regularly because lockdown, burnout, depression and little red wiggly worms have won over my attention.

info_outline
S1E12 Dan Palmer on Regenerative Livelihoods and Holistic Decision Making show art S1E12 Dan Palmer on Regenerative Livelihoods and Holistic Decision Making

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

Merry Solsticemas!!

info_outline
S1E11 Matt Swarbrick - Henbant Farm - Part 2 show art S1E11 Matt Swarbrick - Henbant Farm - Part 2

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

Matt and I continue the conversation from Episode 7 with lots of laughter, some open-hearted chat and reflections on the Holistic Decision Making work we have been learning together.

info_outline
S1E10 Reflections with Finn - November 2020 show art S1E10 Reflections with Finn - November 2020

The Regenerative Livelihood Podcast

I embark on a reflective journey in Episode 10 of The Regenerative Livelihood:

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Regenerativelivelihoodpodcast.com

In this episode, I have the great pleasure of interviewing Oliver Bettany, Membership and Engagement Manager at the Ecological Land Co-operative.

Oliver has been an environmental activist for over a decade, more recently focusing on the food sector and sustainable agriculture. Alongside his job at the ELC, he is a humanistic counsellor working with eco-therapy and eco-psychology.

 

Today's conversation explores the inner workings of the Ecological Land Co-operative, from its vision of a thriving and flourishing small-scale agriculture sector - by bringing awareness of the connections between health, nutrition, carbon emissions and the food system - to the nitty gritty of its governance and financing models which are uniquely designed to regenerate "cultural fertility".

By showing that it is viable to create a small scale farm that works economically, and demonstrate that ecological agriculture is possible, the ELC are proving concepts to the authorities that be that an alternative model of farming and feeding the people is possible.

We go in-depth on co-operative models and Community Benefit Societies, and Oliver talks about the significant investment the ELC puts into researching the impacts of the co-op's daily work, of small-scale agriculture in general and of the concept of a 'land co-operative' that they are pioneering. This investment - and the transparency of organisational learning they are demonstrating - will be of huge value for years to come, as this sector is growing on a daily basis, and is available in the public domain. For an up to date list of publications that ELC has produced in this area, visit https://ecologicalland.coop/publications.

Quote of the episode: 

"There should be an inherent sense of wellbeing from working in a more permanent culture - [where it is possible to] live close to the land, where the more than human world of nature is honoured, and where understanding of our relationship with ecology is more embedded in our psyches. In that kind of a culture, work feels like a different kind of endeavour."

 

Organisations and people mentioned:
The Real Farming Trust

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience; Coventry University

 

Music credit:

Permanent Holiday - Mike Love