Philadelphia Community Farm is based on 400 acres of farmland, woods, and prairie bordering the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, less than one hour's drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul, 4.5 hours from Madison, WI and 7 hours from Chicago.
Our community is growing and evolving, and we are seeking families, or single people (including short and long-term interns and students) who would like to be part of the next generation at Philadelphia Community Farm. We are especially seeking experienced farmer/gardeners to take on responsibility for our 100 member CSA and continue development of our biodynamic farm organism. We are exploring new economic forms of co-operative ownership and participation.
We are developing new strategies for training new farmers, protecting farmland and making it available to the new farmers.
Our Folk School programs provide place-based learning opportunities and Waldorf-based experiential education programs with public school, Waldorf and home-schooled children; farm and nature camps with urban youth and children with special learning needs; ecological restoration education for teachers, students and community stewards; and transitional programs for young adults. Our cooperative log retreat house provides a place for families, individuals and groups to join life at the farm. 1000 children and adults visit each year. More than 100 young adults have participated as co-workers, interns or AmeriCorps volunteers. Many have gone on to create new initiatives. With our neighbors we have developed a community land trust protecting more than 1500 acres of prairie, woodland, wetland and farmland. We invite you to join us!