Every member pays a yearly member-fee of €25-
Then, when there is a harvest, costs will be calculated and every member pays the cost per gram, just like you would in a coffeeshop.
Except: the price for the club members consists of 2 parts: production cost (money for the grower) and club-running costs (paid staff, overhead costs, rent of office, administration costs,...) .
So every year (or half year), costs will be recalculated in terms of the present situation (depending on the number of growers the club has, the estimated future and previous yields, running costs for the club - workload, staff, side money for possible legal issues, accountant etc.)
All the members sign a declaration so that the club can plant a plant for them. Ultimately, the harvest of seperate strains is taken together and the members can have a choice on what strain they would like after the harvest. They can come and pick it up in portions of 20-40 or 60g per month/2 months.
Some people give us seeds aswell because they prefer a certain strain, or want to contribute to the diversity of strains in the club.
Also we had members giving us CBD enriched strains to help other people.
As far as the greenhouse is concerned:
Growers who grow for the club own their own property. The greenhouse was bought by one grower from the club. The greenhouse is the first legal company to render an exclusive service (the service of growing the plant - like any other grower would) to the Cannabis Social Clubs.
REMEMBER: THE GROWER (OR SMALL BIZ) MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE CLUB AND WORK ACCORDING TO A CONTRACT.
This way we want to ensure the highest possible quality (amatures who grow for the club without experience, brings not only the club in financial problems, it stalls production aswell.
Also, there still is a problem with the 'anonimity' of the people who grow for the club. They still can't pay taxes over the planting-service, because they would lose they anonimity. So this is still a problem.
We don't want to be big or make a profit, just deliver premium quality Cannabis to the CSC. Grown organic and not indoors. No added nutrients, and Cannabis tested in a lab. We want to set a high standard for CSC Cannabis in our country.
So together with that grower who bought the greenhouse, we now are implementing the first company to pay full taxes on growing Cannabis.
So not only is the greenhouse great and awesome for me to work in ; If this works well, it is a huge step forward in Belgium. This will mean that all the growers attached to a club can come out of the closet and should not be afraid anymore.
Let's hope we can pull it off.
We've got the support from Dutch Passion and the biggest and oldest CSC of the country.