Licensed by the State of California to provide residential and Community Activities and Supported Living Services programs 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 seven acres of land on six properties within a two- mile radius, which include organic flower, herb, and vegetable gardens, as well as an orchard. 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 is seasonal and processes various fruits, veggies and herbs from the Camphill gardens into kimchi, sauerkraut, jams, chutneys, pesto, and fermented and pickled vegetables. Aside from food grown at Camphill, this workshop also receives and processes generous food donations from Live Earth Farm, an organic CSA farm in Watsonville, California. We also partner with the Homeless Garden Project, Dirty Girl Farms and others to supplement when needed.