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boulder conference: protecting and caring for earth’s community of life

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boulder conference: protecting and caring for earth’s community of life

Boulder, CO
Apr. 3- Apr. 7, 2014

The Contemplative Alliance and Naropa University would like to invite Boulder area farmers to join a special gathering of faith and spiritual leaders, civil society, ecological advocates and others from April 3rd to April 7th.  Anyone interested in attending can contact Janelle Surpris directly.

Find out more about the conference HERE

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open source forever!

Hex Graph Indieogogo

Open Tech Forever is helping create the Open Source Economy: a collaborative society that shares its knowledge, skills, technologies, and resources to overcome artificial barriers and achieve abundance and prosperity for all. And they are building an OPEN SOURCE FACTORY!

We have a 40 acre permaculture site 15 minutes from downtown Denver. This campaign will fund the construction of an Open Source Factory to kickstart our open hardware cooperative:

  • Open Hardware R&D – we are collaborating with people around the world to design, prototype, field-test, and share open source technology.
  • Open Hardware Documentation – we actively teach others how to acquire new skills and build/use open hardware. We create state-of-the-art digital learning resources with pictures, videos, text, animations, interactive multimedia, and more – that anyone can use, edit, improve, remix.
  • Open Agriculture – we are adopting a mixture of permaculture, aquaponics, and organic farming practices.
  • Open Business Models – we are adopting and incubating new, transparent business models that entrepreneurs can use anywhere in the world.
  • Public Workshops – we will provide hands-on learning programs for the public to help grow new businesses and support the development of sustainable communities.
  • Commercial Products – we sell open source products as an open, transparent, replicable business.

Help build this factory out via indiegogo.



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ranch jobs!

via the Quivera Coalition.


Quivira Coalition – Land & Water Program Opportunity
Summer Watershed Restoration Intern: Download the PDF for full job descrption & application. The Quivira Coalition seeks a 2013 summer intern who is passionate about land health to assist with a variety of tasks linked to our Comanche Creek Watershed Restoration project. The intern will work under the direct supervision of Mollie Walton, Ph.D., Quivira’s Land & Water Program Director. This is an amazing opportunity and involves projects that will require both field work and office work. Interested? Take a look at the application – pdf attached in this email – and apply as soon as possible. Dr. Walton will be filling this position as soon as possible.
Other Great Opportunities:
A few of the opportunities listed below were in the April newsletter. Khalsa Greenhouses is hoping to find one additional intern who would be interested in over-wintering with them – see job description and contact info below if you’re interested. Chico Basin is good to keep in mind if you’re interested in ranching, and can plan several months ahead of time. Spur Lake has regular openings for people with horseback experience…. Zapata Ranch is listed again, but with new positions… Continue reading

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young farmer mafia in BOULDER Colorado?

mobHI there young farmers.

Greenhorns team is crashing slow money conference to distribute information about our New Agrarian Trust.
more details soon, but in meantime looking for farmer-hosts, preferably in bike distance of downtown while we are in town.
Please email if you have leads.
WE can bring barter items!


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pachamama organic farm is hiring

Pachamama Organic Farm in Boulder, Colorado is now accepting applications for seasonal employees and interns.

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Pachamama is seeking to hire full-time employees and interns to participate in all areas of the farm during the 2013 season, including seeding, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and marketing vegetables, and various other farm projects. Both positions require living on the farm from April 1st through the end of November. Continue reading

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internships at native hill farm

Native Hill Farm is a  diversified intensive vegetable farm located just north of Fort Collins, Colorado cultivating the freshest and highest quality naturally 100625_0072grown produce for our neighbors.  We grow high quality vegetables using innovative and sustainable growing practices with a focus on passive season extension techniques.

We are in our fifth year of cultivation and we are honored to be growing healthy food for our community. We sell our produce to committed local restaurants in Old Town, the Fort Collins Food Co-Op, through our Wednesday farm stand at Beaver’s Market, the Old Town Farmers Market, and through our Unique Market CSA,  Fall CSA Program, and  Spring CSA.

Internships for 2013
We are currently accepting applications for internships for the 2013 growing season here at Native Hill!  These positions are for folks that have always wondered what it would be like to run a small scale agricultural operation as an economically viable enterprise.   These are entry level positions geared towards gaining experience with growing food from seed to sale in the Northern Colorado climate.  As an intern on the farm, not only will you be exposed to all aspects of vegetable production but you will also gain insight as to the  inner workings of a family run, diversified vegetable operation.  Although you will work very hard, sometimes for long hours, we hope that our interns will complete the season with an idea of what it takes to run a market farm, a firm knowledge base from which to continue on their agricultural path, and a deep satisfaction for the work they have accomplished.   Continue reading

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apprentice at colorado cattle ranch

cattleRANCH APPRENTICE wanted for year-long position on San Juan Ranch, a certified organic, grass-based cattle ranch in Colorado. Apprentice will be trained in all aspects of ranch management. Room/partial board + stipend. Start date late March 2013. Contact Virginie Pointeau at the Quivira Coalition to request application:, or download it HERE. Applications due January 27, 2013.


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