Community Agriculture is a new type of sustainable farming.
on cooperation and mutual support the risks and rewards of farming
are shared between the farmers and consumers. The consumers commit
themselves to supporting the farm and providing a fair income for the
farmers can then develop the health and fertility of the farm, its
wildlife and environment. All the produce from the farm is shared between
consumers or sold locally if there is a surplus.
SCA on BBC breakfast show,Click here for video of Mark and Jade interviewed on the farm 19th Feb2009
Share the Farm
We lease 23 acres at Hawkwood less than 1 mile from the centre of
Stroud. This is a beautiful and tranquil location and has been farmed
organically for many years. We also lease 23 acres of land at
Brookthorpe, three miles away on the way to Gloucester. Our members
support the farmers to produce their food. The farmers receive a
reasonable wage and everyone shares high quality, locally-grown
organic vegetables and meat.
Share the Fun
There is an active community life around the farm with picnics,
shared meals, bonfires, night time walks, seasonal festivals and children’s
activities. Members do not have to contribute work though many do, and
we have regular community workdays. Non members are welcome at our events.
Plant your money locally
We want to expand the farm to feed more local people.
As we get more members we will look to extend the range of produce we offer.
This may include dairy
produce, lamb, eggs and soft fruit.
Share the Harvest Join now, there are vacancies for new members
click the veg box
to find out how to join
Members collect vegetables each week and can also buy a share of the meat, if they want to.
Everyone pays a monthly contribution towards the farm and a fee for their
share of the produce.
We want to encourage people from all backgrounds
and income groups to get involved and have set up a small bursay
fund to provide help if needed.