Licensed by the State of California to provide residential, day and supported living services to adults with developmental disabilities, Camphill California offers an innovative and rich array of programs that nurture the heart, soul and mind of every person.
Our day program includes agricultural, culinary and handcraft workshops that educate and inspire adults to work to their highest potential.
At Camphill California, community members are responsible for maintaining six acres of land which include organic flower, herb, and vegetable gardens, as well as an orchard and a vineyard. Camphill California cultivates all of this land by following biodynamic and organic gardening practices that heal and revitalize the earth. Our houses enjoy the rich harvests year-round and incorporate these delectable fruits and vegetables into our meals whenever possible. Throughout the year we grow, harvest, and dry our herbs. In the winter months we process the herbs and produce teas, a culinary mix, and herb salt. In addition to processing herbs, we also make oils from pressing fresh flowers from our gardens.
This workshop processes various fruits, veggies and herbs from the Camphill gardens into kimchi, sauerkraut, jams, chutneys, pestos, and fermented and pickled vegetables. Aside from food grown at Camphill, this workshop also receives and processes generous food donations from the organic CSA farm, Live Earth Farm, in Watsonville, California.