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 2019 we have 36 members.

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
  • Richard Pitt
  • Tony Arthur
  • Adam Brown

To contact the directors:

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

The farm is managed by Richard Pitt who is paid for some of the time and the rest is in a voluntary role. Richard works for the farm 5 days each week. Our aim is to generate sufficient revenue on the farm to pay Richard and employ someone else as a grower.

To contact Richard – see the contact page.