How is SCA organised and how do we operate?
Stroud Community Agriculture Ltd is incorporated as a Community Co-operative. As a Community Co-operative every member has a vote, which puts everyone on an equal basis. Membership spreads the costs and risks involved in the business.
At its annual general meeting members elect a Core Group of volunteers to act on the plans proposed and outlined at the AGM. Read the minutes of AGM’s here.
Monthly Core Group meetings are open to all Members and Farmers. Decisions are reached by consensus. The farmers are SCA Members too and are represented on the Core Group.
There are normally four farmers employed and a seasonal grower. The Farm Team operates a flat management structure whereby all farmers take responsibility for ensuring the farm works effectively to produce organic vegetables and meat.
Meet the Farm and Administrative Team.
For the record
Stroud Community Agriculture Ltd (SCA) is a Community Benefit Society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (from 1 August 2014). Its Financial Conducts Authority registration no. is 29578R – see here.
Company House Number IP29578R
The Exchange, Brick Row,