Contact informationFarm Address:
7602 Arapahoe Road
Boulder , Colorado , 7838
Primary Contact: Andre Houssney
Secondary Contact: Vanee Houssney
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Jacob Springs is a diversified, beyond organic, local farm just minutes from Boulder on the jump bus. We specialize in grass fed proteins. We milk cows, have about 500 laying hens, raise and butcher beef, lamb, pork, goat and chicken; raise bees, fruit and vegetables in season, and grow beets, garlic, leeks, greens, dry beans, mushrooms and plenty more. We are passionate advocates of Regenerative Grazing and we are actively researching and developing techniques and technology for subsistence farmers worldwide. In 2004 we founded Zambeezi, a co-op with nearly 1,200 small-scale farmers in Zambia, Africa to improve their productivity and sustainability. Our community consists of a few families and some single people as well as several children. We enjoy sharing meals together a few times a week. We expect our volunteers to be kind and considerate of others, thoughtful and learning, and sincere in their desire to be productive - we are a Christian community and welcome all people, whatever their belief system."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Anytime in 2018
Internship Ends: Flexible
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: Flexible
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 weeks
“Participate in every aspect of a very diversified farm operation, milking cows, raising animals, plants and mushrooms, irrigating and harvesting hay. “
Educational Opportunities: "We love to teach all aspects of farming and food processing. Andre is in demand as a global speaker and consultant on development agriculture and agribusiness. You will be expected to have a positive attitude towards learning and be engaged in group discussions on all aspects of agriculture, sustainability and development at the daily morning meetings and to do weekly reading/listening/research requirements. "
Skills Desired: "Meaningful agricultural experience is appreciated, bot not needed. Good judgment and positive attitude are a must."
Meals: "What's the point of farming if you don't eat well? We provide food and expect community members to participate in meal preparation. Meals will be made largely of farm food and will usually be centered on healthy and delicious farm meats, dairy and produce, since we are starting with basic ingredients, food preparation includes canning and making value added products. We cannot specifically accommodate vegetarians. Farm meats, eggs, produce and staples will be available for many other food needs on the farm. "
Stipend: "Unpaid for Interns, $300 / month for Apprentices. The first month is considered training. A bonus will be given for completion of 6 months and one year. "
Housing: "We have indoor housing, tiny houses, and a clamping tent (April - October only). Please keep in mind that Boulder is a very popular destination with high housing costs, our housing situations are minimalistic but clean and safe. Workers are invited to use the farm kitchen and the living room in the barn and have access to, appleTV, washer and dryer."
Preferred method of Contact: "Text message or phone, followed by email"