Turtle Tree Morning Crew, 9/24/18 Turtle Tree Afternoon Crew, 9/24/18
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.
Current Crew 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! 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. Robbie works in the garden, is an excellent weeder, and does seed cleaning in the winter. Robbie has been with Turtle Tree since 2013. Peter started working at Turtle Tree after many years as a biodynamic vegetable gardener. He is one of our most meticulous seed cleaners. 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. 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. Linda has worked at Turtle Tree since 1997, first as a seed gardener, and now as a seed cleaner in the afternoons. Mishka works at Turtle Tree in the afternoons. She enjoys seed cleaning, making potting mix for our seedlings, and assisting with threshing. Mishka joined us five years ago. Dominic joined the Turtle Tree crew in 2016. He is faithful at watering the greenhouse, and he’s a great help with heavy lifting in the garden. Finot started at Turtle Tree in 2018 when she moved to Camphill Village. She always comes to work with a cheerful spirit, and keeps the whole crew on track with her strong work ethic and enthusiasm. Finot works both in the gardens and helping to clean seed. Rukin works at Turtle Tree in the afternoons in the gardens spring, summer and fall, then cleaning seed in the winter. He brings a warmth to the seed shop that we all appreciate. Rukin joined us in 2011. Jennifer began at Turtle Tree in 2018. She enjoys the quiet of indoor seed work and also helping with special projects. She works with us in the afternoons. Sherry works part time at Turtle Tree, mainly in the gardens, where she particularly enjoys weeding. She is an enthusiastic runner of errands and is a great help in keeping the workshop tidy. Sherry has been with Turtle Tree since 2011. 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. Lia is the co-general manager and garden manager at Turtle Tree. She has been with Turtle Tree since 2009.
email@example.com Joseph joined the Turtle Tree crew in 2017. He has revolutionized our germination testing process and also has taken on our annual inventory. Joseph’s precision is a real asset to our seed work. Rachel was a short-term co-worker from 2017-2019who magnificently took on care of our greenhouse. She brought much knowledge to our gardens and lead crews in transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and processing seed. We are grateful for her dedication to greenhouse watering and care. Her next steps lead her to another eco community, where she continues to thrive. Tim joined in 2018 and was with us until 2019. With attention to detail and enthusiasm for outdoor work, Tim excelled at Turtle Tree.We wish Tim well in his studies and future! Rosie was a short-term co-worker who joins us in the afternoons. She was a student of the Social Therapy program at Camphill Village, and recently graduated with a degree in sociology from University of Lincoln. Rosie is now back in England, working in events planning. John worked at Turtle Tree all day during the 2018-2019 season, except for when he helped the dairy farm at Camphill Village. He was great at leading crews in outdoor work and brought an enthusiasm to our workshop. We wish Tim all the best in his onward journey and with his music! Jordan worked at Turtle Tree from October, 2018 to February 2020. He assisted in all aspects of the office operations. We wish Jordan well in his next steps. Past Crew Members Caly was a short-term co-worker who dabbled in the gardens and could more often be found in the Turtle Tree office filling orders, answering e-mails, and assisting with special projects as they came up. Madelon answered phones, took orders, cleaned seed, assisted with seed testing and helped 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. She retired in 2018. Lisa headed the seed gardens and assisted with seed cleaning. She oversaw the garden crew and the first stages of seed cleaning. She worked at Turtle Tree from 2015 through 2017. A consummate biodynamic gardener, Dries helped us with germination testing to ensure high quality seeds. Oliver worked at Turtle Tree in the afternoons, mostly in the gardens, but also worked on seed cleaning in the winter. Oliver left in 2018, and we wish him well in the bakery!