Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, CO that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand.
     

Volunteering

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Father Earth Organic Farm is a small 2-acre farm in Lafayette Colorado. We are a grower of organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. We rely heavily upon dedicated, reliable and dependable volunteers who align themselves with our sustainable organic methods of growing food for our community. We provide food for two farmer's markets as well as a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm share, and also for some local restaurants. Because of our diversity here on the farm, volunteers have the opportunity to engage in learning different growing methods, weeding and insect control, composting, maintenance and repair of equipment and infrastructure, bee keeping, and of course, how to organically grow many varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.

Help is needed from March 1st to October 31st. We ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum of two months during this timeframe, working a minimum of four hours a week. In exchange for every four hours of work, you will receive the equivalent of a CSA share (whatever is available for harvest at that time).

Job tasks will involve every aspect of food production, to include ground preparation, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, cultivating, weeding, watering, harvesting, and preparation of produce for markets and customers. You may be asked to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks ranging from pulling/pushing wagons/carts loaded with vegetables/produce, to digging holes for tree planting. You may also be asked to work in varied kinds of weather. However, we do try to work inside on cold days if there is work to do inside. On days forecast to be 80 degrees or above, we start as early as 7:00 am.

We seek individuals with a good sense of humor who enjoy working hard, and who are excited to learn how plants grow and how to care for plants. We want people who are responsible, dependable and flexible. You must be able to clearly follow instructions, and not be afraid to ask questions or be afraid to make mistakes. We seek people who are able to work independently, as well as with others comfortably. Clear verbal communication is a must.

Because we work very closely with each other and with our customers, good personal hygiene is essential. People who smoke or use tobacco products need not apply as contact with nicotine adversely affect some plants. At the discretion of the owner, piercings may need to be removed and tattoos covered when working with customers.

Call Frank at 303-494-4500 or Mimi at 303-494-1829. Thanks!

What to Bring

  • Camera—Please ask before taking pictures
  • Water bottle (we will provide well water if you are comfortable drinking it)
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Head gear
  • Garden gloves
  • Knee pads (if you use them)
  • Your favorite garden tool

We have some sun hats, garden gloves, knee pads, and tools available.

Volunteer Rules

Please follow our rules so that we can all enjoy a pleasant and safe gardening experience:

  • No one who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs may be on the premises.
  • No one who is taking over-the-counter or prescription drugs that may interfere with normal mental or physical processes may be on the premises.
  • Always ask permission before starting up and using any motorized machinery or equipment.
  • You must have the owner's consent before bringing plants or seeds of any kind onto the farm.
  • Smoking or use of tobacco products is not allowed on the premises.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the garden area.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • When children are present, please be watchful of behavior and language.
  • Roughhousing is not allowed on the premises.

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Father Earth Organic Farm
8881 Elgin Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: 303-494-4500
Cell: 720-849-3484

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Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, Colorado that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand. We offer hydroponically grown tomatoes and peppers. All of our produce is non-GMO. Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, Colorado that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand. We offer hydroponically grown tomatoes and peppers. All of our produce is non-GMO. Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, Colorado that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand. We offer hydroponically grown tomatoes and peppers. All of our produce is non-GMO.