|North Yorkshire - Growing with Grace|
Growing with Grace LtdClapham Nursery,
Telephone no.: 015242 51723
Growing with Grace is a social enterprise run as a co-operative (an employee-owned business). Social enterprises are "competitive businesses, owned and trading for a social purpose. They seek to succeed as businesses by establishing a market share and making a profit. Social Enterprises combine the need to be successful businesses with social aims. They emphasise the long-term benefits for employees, consumers and the community." British Bankers Association.
We were established on four principles:
Centred on two-acres of greenhouses, at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this unique operation is a valuable organic production resource. Based on an ethos of 'local food for local people' the greenhouses help fill the hungry-gap by extending the growing season. The Organic Shop and home delivery bag scheme supply a range of organic vegetables, fruit and dry goods.
By combining shared ownership, shared decision making and salaries based on need this co-operative provides equitable employment.
The co-operative seeks to provide a working environment that respects the individual, be they a member or customer. Spirituality in the workplace recognises 'that of God' in each person in a caring environment of mutual respect.
We aim to promote the sale of fairly traded imported goods in our Organic Shop in order to support farmers and growers in developing countries.
Creation date : 17/02/2007 @ 23:35
Last update : 28/05/2009 @ 11:32
Category : North Yorkshire
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