Our mission is simple: we are building a profitable botanical enterprise that puts West Virginians and reclaimed coal mine land back to work.
Some call this a “triple bottom line” business model, where positive impacts on people, profit and the planet are valued equally.
We offer flexible employment to people who, due to substance use issues, prior incarceration, lack of transportation, and/or lack of a high school diploma have limited opportunities for decent-paying jobs.
We are hiring and training previously unemployed or underemployed workers, some of whom lost their jobs during the coal industry (and larger energy industry) downturn over the past several years. We are also hiring young adults with little or no prior formal work experience. Our only formal job requirements are that workers be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a drug test. We pay above minimum wage.
Because our workers often face multiple barriers to employment, we’ve teamed with outside organizations to provide needed support services that help our workers keep these jobs. And we’ve provided a few support services of our own such as transportation, meals, and clothing.
Last, but definitely not least, our farm is a beautiful and rewarding place to work: our workers love working outdoors in fields filled with lavender surrounded by rolling hills. (Okay, so the Wi-Fi isn’t great up there, but we’re working on that!)