Our Co-operative

Aldermoor Community Farm is a co-operative company, registered in England on on 22 July 2013, our number is 32144R. As a co-operative we are founded on internationally accepted values and principles.

Our goal is to to operate a sustainable community farm, nurturing the potential of people as we nurture the land. The particular land in question is an acre of agricultural land within the city of Southampton UK. It had not been used for many years and was completely overgrown when we began restoring it in April 2014.

Membership is open to anyone who shares our goal and is committed to taking an active interest in the operation and development of the farm.

As of January 2016 we have 41 members – we gained 35 new members in the preceding 12 months.

Formal members meetings occur every 3 months. At other times members are often at the farm working together and developing the land.

Directors and employees

We have four directors who are responsible for the day to day running of the farm and make interim decisions about the running of the co-operative.

The directors are:

  • Dave Barclay
  • Kathy Pitt
  • Richard Pitt
  • Tony Arthur

To contact the directors:

  • Aldermoor Community Farm, Aldermoor Road, Southampton SO16 5NN
  • directors(at)aldermoorfarm.org.uk

The farm is managed jointly by Richard Pitt and Adam Brown who are in voluntary roles. Richard works for the farm 5 days each week and Adam 2 days. Our aim is to generate sufficient revenue on the farm to pay both Adam and Richard.

To contact Richard – see the contact page.