Job Title:

Garden Manager

About Camphill Village Minnesota:

Camphill Village Minnesota is a non-profit community in Central Minnesota. Our mission is to create and sustain community where people with and without disabilities live, work and care for each other to foster social, spiritual, cultural and agricultural renewal. The garden manager in this context is responsible for the production vegetables for the Camphill community of 50 people and outside markets using organic and biodynamic agricultural practices that reflect our land ethics.

 

Job Description:

The garden manager is responsible for the production of vegetables for the community and outside markets whilst managing a team of coworkers to create a therapeutic work environment for their peers with special needs. It is the responsibility of the garden manager to work with the community to determine the size of production. This is based on a balance between the skills of the garden manager, the needs of the community and the other financial, human and land resources that are currently available. The garden is one of many work areas in the community which include homemaking, food processing, crafts, forestry, farming, and art. During the growing season the garden is a core workplace in our community. The garden manager and food processors must work closely together as a team.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To work 2 acres alongside a crew of 8 including persons with special needs.

  • Openness to developing a garden plan with the community based on needs

  • Complete state mandated and Camphill specific training

  • Openness to “life-sharing”

  • Experience with tractor and equipment operation and maintenance recommended

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Organic and / or Biodynamic vegetable production experience ( minimum 1 of years experience preferred)

  • Experience working with people with special needs (minimum 1 year experience preferred)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs

  • Volunteer coordination/finding assistance or apprenticeship

  • Goal setting/Assessment of successes and how to better achieve goals in the next growing season?

  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors for long periods of time

Please e-mail a copy of your resume to briggs.alexander@gmail.com and fill out the inquiry form below if you are interested in this position.

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