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Light Root Community Farm--Draft horse powered farm and small dairy apprenticeship for Fall 2020, Boulder, CO

Light Root Community Farm is a draft horse powered, biodynamic farm and dairy located in Boulder, CO.  We are offering a year round apprenticeship position on our grass-based  farm and raw milk dairy CSA (herd share program), starting early Fall 2020 (start date flexible).  Apprenticeship is a full immersion work to learn experience.  The dairy apprenticeship will involve daily milking chores, cow feeding, compost making, raw milk handling and  bottling, rotational grazing systems, & herd health management. Light Root Community Farm utilizes draft horse power for soil tillage and cultivation, mowing and raking hay, and general farm work.  Apprentices interested in draft horse work will have the opportunity to learn basic harnessing and ground driving on the farm, (second year apprentices have the option to take on more draft horse work). The Farm also raises organic pastured chicken eggs, an acre of mixed vegetables, a small grazing herd of kune kune pigs,  and we offer a variety of farm education programs to local waldorf and public schools in the area. We are looking for someone enthusiastic about all of the different elements of the farm, with an openness to  learning  and deepening your understanding of biodynamic agriculture through practical experience. We are seeking someone committed to seriously pursuing a path in farming and looking to expand your skills in small dairy and diversified farm systems. 

      The Farm offers a monthly stipend, dairy and eggs from farm, and nearby shared farm apprentice housing (approx. 8 minute drive from Light Root Community Farm).  Reliable vehicle required for daily commute to and from the farm.  For more information about the farm check out Light Root Community Farm . To apply for this position please send your resume and farm apprenticeship application here Light Root Farm apprenticeship 2020 and email milkmaiddaphne@gmail.com

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