At Turtle Tree we have a diverse team made up of people with many different abilities, some of whom have made seed work their long term vocation. This team includes volunteers who come for a year or two from all over the world, long term volunteers, residents of Camphill Village and employees.
Danny has worked at Turtle Tree since it arrived in Camphill Village in 1998. He works in the gardens and cleaning seed. We value his patience and experience!
Linda has worked at Turtle Tree for many years, first as a seed gardener, and now as a seed cleaner in the afternoons.
Lissie has worked at Turtle Tree for many years, and is one of our finest seed sorters. Lissie has a deep commitment to making sure that the seed that we send out is very clean and beautiful. She is with us in the mornings.
Rukin works at Turtle Tree in the afternoons in the gardens spring, summer and fall, then cleaning seed in the winter. Rukin joined us four years ago.
Mischka works at Turtle Tree in the afternoons. She enjoys seed cleaning, making potting mix for our seedlings, and assisting with threshing. Mischka joined us five years ago.
Robbie works in the garden, is an excellent weeder, and does seed cleaning in the winter. Robbie has been with Turtle Tree for over a year!
Peter started working at Turtle Tree after many years as a biodynamic vegetable gardener. He is one of our most meticulous seed cleaners.
A consummate biodynamic gardener, Dries has recently begun helping us with germination testing several mornings a week.
Anne works at Turtle Tree several days a week, she cleans seed and makes sure that tea break is prepared, as well as taking responsibility to see that the tea towels and hand towels are washed regularly. Anne has worked at Turtle Tree for many years, and is the eldest member of our team.
Nancy works at Turtle Tree several days a week, answering phones and taking orders, cleaning seed, as well as packing and shipping your seed orders. She has worked at Turtle Tree for many years.
Madelon answers phones, takes orders, cleans seed, assists with seed testing and helps organize the seed cleaning crew. She worked off and on at Turtle Tree for more than 10 years, and in 2011 began working with us full time.
Lia is the co-general manager and garden manager at Turtle Tree. She has been with Turtle Tree since 2009.
Ian is the co-general manager at Turtle Tree, and works with seed cleaning, testing, packing and overall organization. He has a background as a long-time biodynamic farmer and gardener, and has been at Turtle Tree since 2001.
Sherry works full time at Turtle Tree, mainly in the gardens, where she particularly enjoys weeding, but also does meticulous seed cleaning in the winter. Sherry has been with Turtle Tree for over 4 years.
Elizabeth works at Turtle Tree in the mornings. She began working with us many years ago just in the winters when the vegetable garden finished for the season, but now has become a year-round seed saver.
Andrea is a morning seed shop worker who enjoys seed cleaning as well as tending the gardens.
Oliver works at Turtle Tree in the afternoons, mostly in the gardens, but also works on seed cleaning in the winter. Oliver has been working at Turtle Tree for four years.
Lisa heads the seed gardens and assists with seed cleaning. She oversees the garden crew and the first stages of seed cleaning. She has been working at Turtle Tree for two years.