Biodynamic CSA agricultural volunteer - summer/fall 2018
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
PO Box 1045
1601 Pughtown Rd
Sankanac CSA, an organic and biodynamic 15-acre garden located in Kimberton, Pennsylvania (about 50 minutes from Philadelphia), is currently seeking to fill two 3-month positions for full-time volunteers. Unlike usual volunteering, these are fully-supported live-in positions.
The garden operates as a 300-member Community Supported Agriculture garden (or CSA for short), embedded in our lifesharing community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. We offer shares at the beginning of each season and shareholders receive their portion of the harvest each week.
We grow a diverse seasonal mix of vegetables, flowers, herbs, and berries and also tend a small herd of mixed livestock (sheep, goats, donkeys). Our head gardeners, Eliza, Jasper, and Erin oversee a crew of over 10 gardeners (including individuals with special needs). We are deeply committed to the use of biodynamic methods, which allows us to strengthen our fragile ecosystem as well as provide food of the highest quality to our local community. Activities in the CSA include plant propagation, greenhouse management, pruning, crop cultivation, harvesting, tractor and equipment operation and maintenance, irrigation, livestock management, composting, and making/using the biodynamic preparations.
Our agricultural volunteers receive room and board: they have their own room in one of our village houses and share most of their meals there along with their housemates. In addition to time spent in the garden, there are opportunities to build relationships with people from varying backgrounds and abilities, as well as chances to join in with the village's rich cultural and festival life.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
To apply, please contact our Admissions office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at: (610) 935-3963. We look forward to hearing from you!