About.

Emerging permaculture center that's part of a spiritual/educational non-profit organization and community situated on 340 acres of preserved historic land. We take a broad-sweeping approach to permaculture, starting with the self as zone 0.  Here you'll find a mix of inner work and contemplative opportunities, ancient trees, history, wildlife, music, and celebration of the funky reciprocal and interconnected nature of life on earth. 

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Bookings.

Free / Work-Trade

Permaculture Garden Manager

Feb 01 - Nov 01, 2019Minimum stay: 120 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Work-Stay Opening: Permaculture Garden Manager

TO APPLY: Fill out a short application form here -- https://goo.gl/forms/RvLxr9Bj07cWKJ1S2.

Position Length: 6 to 9 months, beginning in February or March of 2019 (option to extend residency upon evaluation)

We are looking for one person to join the permaculture initiative taking place at Claymont by designing and bringing to food production a permaculture garden, that reflects permaculture principles and the goals of community members and stakeholders who stand to be impacted by the Garden. This person would have the support of additional volunteers, but would be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the Garden, as well as the harvesting and transportation of the produce.

Additional Responsibilities:

-- Join community resident weekly gatherings (Monday night community dinner + clean, Tuesday night meditation)
-- Join permaculture committee meetings and check-ins
-- Support and contribute to other ongoing projects (such as: new compost system, mapping of plants growing on the land, design of a seed bank, launching a CSA)

Preferred Characteristics:

+ Experience managing a garden or agricultural plot
+ Well-versed in and familiar with permaculture principles and application
+ Able to work collaboratively: flexible, mature, able to work through conflict, solid communication skills, and comfortable with a wide range of personalities and people
+ Suited to work in a startup environment and be adaptive
+ Maintains a spiritual or contemplative practice and interested in spiritual philosophy

Living Arrangements & Compensation:

You will be provided with a single room with a bed, shelves, an air conditioning unit, WiFi, and utilities, with access to shared bathrooms, showers, and a kitchen. You will receive basic pay to cover food and other living expenses, with the chance for you to increase compensation during the growing season.

Work Hours:

The total number of hours per week that you work can be flexible to accommodate the option of working part-time in addition to your role as the permaculture garden manager, whether it be at a remote job or through selling goods grown in the Garden. However, the person who fills this role will be expected to dedicate a minimum of 25 hours per week on the permaculture garden.

TO APPLY:
Fill out a short application form here -- https://goo.gl/forms/RvLxr9Bj07cWKJ1S2.
Free / Work-Trade

Permaculture Design Entrepreneur

Feb 01 - Nov 01, 2019Minimum stay: 120 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
Work-Stay Opening: Permaculture Design Entrepreneur

TO APPLY: Fill out a short application form here -- https://goo.gl/forms/RvLxr9Bj07cWKJ1S2.

Position Length: 6 to 9 months, beginning in February or March of 2019 (option to extend residency upon evaluation)

Position Description:
We are looking for one person to join the permaculture initiative taking place at Claymont by scoping the current opportunities on the land and designing a business model out of what is currently produced on the land. This could be an educational CSA based on wild foraging, a compost business, a workshop series, or other opportunities that present themselves. This position would best be filled by a permaculture generalist who has business experience; there is an option to grow the business beyond your initial stay. Given the size of and resources on the land and our hosting capacity, the potential for the right person is substantial.

Additional Responsibilities:

Join community resident weekly gatherings (Monday night community dinner + clean, Tuesday night meditation)
Join permaculture committee meetings and check-ins
Support and contribute to other ongoing projects (such as: garden maintenance, new compost system, mapping of plants growing on the property, design of a seed bank)

Preferred Characteristics:

+ Experience implementing land-based permaculture projects
+ Entrepreneurial with experience developing and executing on business plans
+ Well-versed in and familiar with permaculture principles and application
+ Able to work collaboratively: flexible, mature, able to work through conflict, solid communication skills, and comfortable with a wide range of personalities and people
+ Suited to work in a startup environment and be adaptive
+ Maintains a spiritual or contemplative practice and interested in spiritual philosophy

Living Arrangements & Compensation:

You will be provided with a single room with a bed, shelves, an air conditioning unit, WiFi, and utilities, with access to shared bathrooms, showers, and a kitchen. You will receive basic pay to cover food and other living expenses while establishing the business, with the chance to increase compensation as that business becomes profitable.

Work Hours:

The total number of hours per week that you work can be flexible to accommodate the option of working part-time in addition to your role, whether it be at a remote job or through selling goods grown at Claymont. However, the person who fills this role will be expected to dedicate a minimum of 25 hours per week to the permaculture work.

TO APPLY:
Fill out a short application form here -- https://goo.gl/forms/RvLxr9Bj07cWKJ1S2.

Key Stats.

Year founded

1974

Size of project site

137.5 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

8 - 20

Dry season

March to September

Wet season

December to February

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • private room
  • shared rooms
  • tent camping

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • meditation
    1-2 times per week
  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week

Opportunities

Permaculture Center @ Claymont is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • permaculture garden manager
  • permaculture design entrepreneur

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