We are looking for a qualified gardener to run our 50 member year-round community supported garden in Central Minnesota within the context of an intentional community based in Anthroposophy that focuses on living and working with adults with special needs. Main Responsibilities: To help manage and tend our 3-acre Biodynamic vegetable garden.
Main Duties: 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.
Volunteer Benefits: • Free Room and Board, Health Insurance, 3 Weeks Paid Vacation, Access to Machinery and Vehicles, Monthly Living Stipend, Americorps Scholarship
Requirements: •Enthusiasm, 12 month minimum commitment, Pass a Background Check, Agree to and Sign Service Policy
• Please remember you must be open and willing to work with people with special needs within the context of a licensed facility. We look forward to hearing from you!
We have all the seeds ordered and will start seedlings inside in Feb. for who ever decides to show up. The farm does most of the cover crop planting and macro tillage for the garden and provides a healthy amount of Biodynamic Dairy compost for them. The garden has a 30 hp Kubota with your basic set\up of implements, bed shaper, Falc spader, diggers, cultivators, harrows... There are 2 - 400 sq. ft. green houses, 1 with heat and we will be building a high tunnel whether or not a gardener shows up in April / May. We strive to maintain good relationships between farmers and gardeners, between land workers and the community. A great number of the people with special needs here find the garden as their primary occupation and would love to have somebody come and work with them.