Camphill Village Minnesota(CVM) is home to about 50 community members including adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. In this ecovillage, people live and work together on a farm and 525 acres of biodynamically nourished land. CVM is a non-profit organization and part of a worldwide movement. Our lives, work and celebrations are woven into the rhythms of nature found in the rolling hills, sparkling waterways, and prairie grasslands of Central Minnesota. Each person is part of the fabric of our Community experience and is worthy of recognition, respect and honor.
The work we do on the land changes with the seasons. Depending on the time of year, the land worker will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to all aspects of the land. Tasks could involve: working in the biodynamically grown vegetable and herb gardens; forestry; feeding and caring for pigs, cows and chickens; milking cows by hand; and working in our orchards. All of these tasks include working with adults who have developmental disabilities in an inclusive way, using person-centered adaptive methods.
Work with our land team to do the following:
-Use biodynamic and organic practices
-Plant, weed, and harvest our 2 acre vegetable gardens
-Feed cows, pigs, chickens
-Help lead farmer with projects as needed
-Assist in maintenance of apple orchard
-Use effective communication
-18 years of age or older
-High School Diploma or equivalent
-Ability to perform well in environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness
-Willingness to learn
-Willingness to work outdoors in all types of weather
-Ability to pass a background check
-Valid Driver’s License preferred