Mountains and Waters Farm

The farm supports the Alliance and the Zen community, offering a place for spiritual practice, a home for the work of protection and restoration, and food for residents, volunteers, and sharing.

The land is our teacher; we are its apprentices, learning to undo generations of misunderstanding and come back to our home in the family of life. We do our best to farm sustainably and in harmony with the other beings who live here. We strive to offer a replicable model of sustainable living, and to be ready to serve as a refuge if needed  (due to climate change or societal problems).

We do this work with others, local and beyond, who share our commitment. The farm supports the Alliance and the Zen Community, offering a place for spiritual practice, a home for the work of protection and restoration, and food for residents, volunteers, and sharing. We are on 17 acres near Faribault, MN, with mixed woods and fields, in transition to orchards, perennials, and a diversified off-grid farm.

Volunteers, interns, and apprentices are welcome. The work has a cycle:

  • Always: Land care, firewood, maintenance, construction
  • Winter: planning
  • Early spring: maple sugaring
  • Spring: garden prep and planting
  • Summer: gardening and farm work
  • Fall: harvest, canning, land care

We look forward to having a core residential group of six people, active in relationship to the land, in spiritual practice, and in the Alliance.

Shodo.spring@gmail.com       507-384-8541