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Grower

Stroud Community Agriculture
Stroud

Posted: 14 Feb 2023

Deadline: 31 Mar 2023

Compensation: £22,672 pro rata

Paid Full-time Permanent

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Grower - Stroud Community Agriculture - To start March 2023

We are looking for a Grower to manage our propagation and market garden site (just under an acre) at Oakbrook

Stroud Community Agriculture (SCA) is a large Biodynamic CSA in Stroud, Gloucestershire. We produce 270 organic veg shares a week, as well as rearing a small herd of cows whose meat we sell to our members. SCA has been feeding the local community for 20 years, making it one of the longest standing CSAs in the country. We currently operate on three sites with a team made up of 4 full time growers. The team uses a flat management structure and each site has a lead grower. Each grower is responsible for the planning, running and harvest of their area, but we all work together on harvesting, big planting days and weeding etc. More information about the team and the farm can be found on this website: https://stroudcommunityagriculture.org/

Market Garden site at Oakbrook:

  • 1 x tunnel (half is setup with prop benches, other half is cropping)
  • Market garden site just under an acre – predominantly salad, bunched onions, and beetroot. 

Essential Skills

  • Commercial veg growing experience, ideally minimum of 1 year.
  • Experience working on covered cropping or market garden
  • Full/Clean driving licence

Preferred Skills

  • Tractor or two wheel tractor experience 
  • Livestock experience (not essential)
  • Maintenance and Infrastructure skills
  • Understanding of biodynamics farming methods

What you need to know

  • Unfortunately we are not able to offer accommodation
  • We are paying £22,672 (pro rata) for a full time role.
  • There is some weekend work - approx 2/3 hours a day for 2 weekend days a month. 
  • The position is available from March 2023.

If you have any questions about the application feel free to email and we will get back to you. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Application information

To apply for this position or to find out more please email a CV and covering letter to Ruth Schamroth - ruth@schamroth.com

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About Stroud Community Agriculture

Stroud Community Agriculture (SCA) is a large Biodynamic CSA in Stroud, Gloucestershire. We produce 270 organic veg shares a week, as well as rearing a small herd of cows. We currently operate on three sites with a team made up of 4 full time growers. The team uses a flat management structure and each site has a lead grower. Each grower is responsible for the planning, running and harvest of their area, but we all work together on harvesting, big planting days and weeding etc.