Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to our mission of being an integrated community where people with developmental disabilities are living a life of dignity, equality, and purpose.
We are a vibrant farming and handcrafting community situated on 432 acres of rolling hills, pastures and woodlands in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Kimberton Hills residents, living and engaging side by side, create a dynamic and caring community for people of all ages and varied abilities. Striving to create a vibrant social and spiritual life together, Kimberton Hills is also a local center for culture and a model for sound ecological living.
Through our agricultural endeavors, whether it be in our raw-milk dairy, our vegetable CSA, medicinal and culinary herb garden, our biodynamic orchard or with our grounds and forestry crew, we are dedicated to stewarding the land using organic and biodynamic methods, creating a more sustainable future for ourselves and our community.
Living sustainably while making a difference locally and globally is our passion! We are seeking a like-minded individual to join our live-in community and help manage our organic, biodynamic Orchard.
Our community includes adults with developmental disabilities; the rest of the community is made up of full-time, residential volunteers who commit to living and engaging fully within our lifesharing community for a year or more. We are looking for an individual who feels inspired to learn and grow with us while taking on the management of our orchard.
The Orchard manager is responsible for oversight and maintenance of about 10 acres of fruit trees, vineyards and berry patches spread through the eastern half of our eco-village. We have:
- Mature semi-dwarf apple and pear trees, mixed varieties
- 3-5 year old apples, cherries, peaches and persimmons
- ~1 acre of vineyard also including hardy kiwis and soft fruits
- Room for growth and re-planting
We provide table fruit for the village as well as produce cider, apple and pear butters for sale through local markets. The Orchard manager is also responsible for the crew which consists of three to five adults with disabilities and two to three volunteer helpers every afternoon. They may also have responsibilities in their household or elsewhere in the community.
- Willingness to join our lifesharing community
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Previous experience with biodynamics and/or backyard or organic orchard
- Willingness to learn
- Valid Drivers License
- Ability to perform well in an environment that requires compassion, helpfulness, patience, and resourcefulness
- Excellent communication skills
- Must be able to pass a background check
Phone: 1 610-935-0300