Dooley Creek Farm
Last Updated On: January 11th, 2021 at 09:41AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
10840 Hwy 133
Carbondale, Colorado, 81623
Primary Contact: Mollie Shipman
Secondary Contact: Jake
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Dooley Creek Farm is a diverse 100 acre regenerative family farm located in the Crystal River Valley near Carbondale, CO. Our focus is soil-building through managed grazing and composting. We offer direct-to-consumer premium quality beef, chicken, pork, eggs and limited seasonal produce. Our methods are beyond organic. We are committed to caring for the land and its ecosystems and committed to providing healthy food for ourselves and others. We value hard work and ingenuity. Faith and family. Permaculture principles. Honesty and transparency. Animal welfare. Healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy animals, healthy people, healthy relationships, healthy souls, healthy planet. Our mission is to work as a family to foster ecological and human flourishing by producing nutritious food through regenerative farming practices.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Flexible, April or May ideal
Internship Ends: Flexible but must stay at least through August 31st
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 5/1/21
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about regenerative agriculture to intern with us this season.
Intern would be expected to participate in marketing/planning sessions, help us out with daily operations and special projects which may include: developing a larger garden, planting fruit trees, replacing fences, chicken processing, designing a new/better manger system, implementing a free-choice mineral program, constructing chicken shelters, designing and building turkey infrastructure, developing silvopasture, selling goods at farmer’s markets, completing a poultry processing facility, haying, etc. Schedule is flexible but typically would be 40 hrs/week with two days off. There may be 14 hour days if a project requires it and there may be short, easy days. There is a lot of recreation opportunity in this area and we would want you to be able to explore and have some fun on your days off.
Educational Opportunities: Apart from learning the nuts and bolts of small-scale regenerative beef, pork and poultry production, you will be exposed to all aspects of running a farm from a business perspective. We may set you loose researching and designing a new system or project. There will be continuous hands-on learning plus discussion of the theory and principles behind what we do as well as select recommended reading. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully achieve your own agricultural goals and dreams.
Skills Desired: Must be healthy and able to do manual labor on a daily basis in a variety of adverse conditions and weather. Some previous agricultural/farming experience required. Must be be willing to be involved in all stages of production, including humane slaughtering and processing. Must be committed, hard-working, eager to learn, dependable and respectful.
Meals: Some meals provided and/or meat and veg from the farm.
Housing: Rustic housing possible for right candidate. Full hook-up available for those with a camper/trailer.
Preferred method of Contact: email