POSTINGS: Farm manager, apprentice program, and chicken houses for rent

9 Feb

Dear Friends,

I’m putting this information here so it’s all in one place. If you are interested in any of these, please contact me at or 507-384-8541.

WEEKEND FARM APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITY – South of Northfield, one hour from Minneapolis

Spend one weekend per month working and learning. Projects may include planting an orchard, land conservation, maple sugaring, water management, and other tasks involved in establishing a diverse woody polyculture farm (aka permaculture or regenerative agriculture).

A year’s commitment is requested; the program will continue for multiple years. Overnight stays are optional. Carpooling will be supported. Expect a combination of exciting learning and plain old work.

This is a no-money project.


Vairochana Farm is looking for a farm manager:

The ideal candidate has these skills.

  • woody perennial polyculture, permaculture design, organic certification;
  • ability to supervise apprentices and volunteers, work cooperatively, initiate new projects, handle essential money & record-keeping;
  • plus grafting, maple sugaring, bees, animals, forest products, putting up food, and marketing.

You may live nearby in beautiful southern Minnesota, or consider joining the residential spiritual community living here in a house transitioning to passive solar. (We don’t have separate housing.)

Please call or send resume and your requirements. Compensation could include opportunity to start your own small farm businesses on our 17 acres.


South of Northfield, one hour from Minneapolis. Two chicken houses for humane organic chicken raising. Rent could include cash, eggs, and/or fix-up help. We could help with chicken care but not do it all.


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