Sauke Centre, Minnesota
Vibrant Life Sharing Community Seeks Gardener
Camphill Village Minnesota is an intentional community of approximately 60 people, including adults with developmental disabilities, located on a 500-acre biodynamic farm ten miles north of Sauk Centre in Central Minnesota. People live together family-style in seven different homes. Everyone shares in the responsibilities of life in the community. The community is based on the belief that every individual, regardless of ability, is an independent spiritual being.
The Village has a strong agricultural component made up of farming and gardening. Craft work includes weaving and card-making, as well as a bakery that provides for the needs of the Village and sells in the surrounding area.
Description of Length of Service:
Minimum of one year for assistants, although we are actively seeking seasoned gardeners who are interested in making a longer-term commitment, to carry the garden for a number of years.
To help manage and tend our 3-acre biodynamic vegetable garden and also our food processing kitchen during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Live and assist in one of our houses, lifesharing with other coworkers as well as adults with developmental disabilities.
Planning, planting, tending, harvesting and processing vegetables. Coworkers are expected to also integrate people with developmental disabilities into their work.
Required Skills And Knowledge:
Knowledge of and experience with organic and biodynamic gardening methods is essential for a person applying for a leadership position in the garden. Otherwise, this is not required, just helpful.
Benefits & Training:
Onsite training provided for short term helpers. For applicants interested in a leadership position, prior training is needed. Living expenses provided, along with medical insurance, use of machinery and vehicles. 3-week paid vacation per year.