Education

We are a working farm with a mission to offer hands-on educational opportunities for children and adults to provide a meaningful connection to the land, the animals, and the food we produce on the farm.

Workshops/Events

Culturing Dairy Class

Saturday July 9th 2016, 9:30-12:30

Its not too late to sign up for the Culturing Dairy workshop happening this Saturday 9:30-12:30 at Light Root Farm. Monica Corrado is an extremely knowledgable and engaging teacher--it is sure to be a great workshop.

Check out details below and register on line while there are still a few spots open

Culturing Dairy Class


education at Light Root COmmunity Farm

Dairy Apprenticeship 2016-2017 Season

Light Root Community Farm is a draft-horse powered farm and micro-dairy located in Boulder, Colorado. We are a grass-based farm working with Biodynamic practices to cultivate a holistic and diversified farm organism.

Currently the primary operation on the farm is the micro-dairy and raw milk herd share program. We are looking for 1-2 apprentices for the coming season who would like to pursue the path of small dairy and biodynamic/organic farming. The apprenticeship offers a hands-on full immersion into the daily rhythm and practical art of dairy farming. This includes basic animal husbandry, daily milking chores, hygiene and quality control practices for raw milk production, grazing management, manure management and compost making, natural and holistic health care for livestock, breeding, and calf care.

There will also be some opportunity to work with the team of draft horses and learn the basics of Natural horsemanship, harnessing, safety, and ground driving as you integrate into the life of the farm.

This position requires a full year long commitment to the farm starting in the early Fall 2016 thru Fall 2017. Some prior farming experience and comfortability around large animals is preferred. The farm offers simple housing, a weekly milk share, and a small monthly stipend. For more information please contact Light Root Community Farm @ 303-444-0435 or email Daphne.