We welcome all individuals seeking to experience the farm as there are opportunities for everyone to contribute. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.
Volunteering at Pachamama Farm & Wellness
We always appreciate having volunteers during morning and afternoon sets on Mondays – Saturdays throughout most of the year. We are usually able to happily offer fresh vegetables in exchange for your time and effort. This is a great opportunity to get your hands in the dirt and learn about the many aspects of life on the farm! No skills or experience necessary. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Working at Pachamama Farm & Wellness
We are accepting applications for one more experienced farmer to join our tightly knit team who will be responsible for overseeing the medicinal and culinary herb garden.
Position responsibilities will likely include:
- Greenhouse nursery work nurturing seedlings and transplants
- Field work including fertilizing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, and watering
- Processing, washing, and packaging vegetables
- Marketing and vegetable distribution, including CSA and restaurants
- Harvesting, drying, and processing culinary and medicinal herbs
- Harvesting flowers
- Food preservation and cooking
- Assisting in the development of the property by planting perennial shrubs & trees
- Working with volunteers
- Helping host farm events and educational tours
- Working with pastured farm animals, including chickens and possibly sheep
Additional Herb Garden responsibilities will likely include:
- Working closely with farm management and farm herbalist to care for and develop our herb garden
- Maintaining schedule for harvesting, drying, processing, and storing herbs
- Organizing crew for garden maintenance including seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, mulching, and watering
- Irrigation management
- Garden soil development through amendments and cover cropping
- Tracking inventory
- Marketing, networking, and sales of herbs
- Organizing and running spring plant sale
- At least 1-year of experience employed full time on a farm with extensive experience growing plants (annuals and perennials)
- Preferably comprehensive knowledge of medicinal herbs and experience commercially harvesting, drying, and processing medicinal and culinary herbs
- Experience managing and leading people
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Physically fit, reliable, detail-oriented, organized, hard-working, and self-motivated
- Able to take direction and ownership of delegated tasks
- Passionate about food, education, and healing
- Committed to living and working in community
- Set weekly schedule of 30-60 hours per week depending on the season.
- Compensation depends on experience level (range: $10-$15/hour), and includes produce from the farm.
- Position requires onsite living in our 4 person 2200 sq. ft. crew house at a rate of $500-$680/month depending on room size (includes all utilities). Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets, no exceptions (house already inhabited by 1 dog and 1 cat).
Looking to fill position as soon as possible.
- Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Qualified applicants will receive a reply email including an application for employment.
Pachamama Farm is an equal opportunity employer. Pachamama Farm affirms its commitment to diversity and to complying with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment. Neither Pachamama Farm nor any of its employees shall discriminate against any person in recruiting, examining, appointing, hiring, training, promoting, compensating, retaining, disciplining, or in any other personnel action on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, citizenship, sex, age, sexual orientation (incl. transgender status), national origin, ancestry, veteran status, HIV status, poverty background, marital status (incl. marriage to a co-worker), or physical or mental disability, except when any of these categories constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification (i.e., an actual qualification for performing a job).
Meet The Pachamama Team
Alex Hohenthaner, Farm Crew
Before Colorado, I was living in South Dakota where I was born and raised. Growing up I was always surrounded by agriculture, though my own interest in it did not come until college. A strong interest in sustainable food motivated me to spend a summer on a couple of farms in Oregon and Washington. I immediately fell in love. I then completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of South Dakota. After a summer of traveling, I took a job with the Department of Social Services as a counselor for inpatient adolescents at the state hospital of South Dakota. I enjoyed working with the kids, but it was clear that mental health care was not my passion. I left the hospital and took a job with a farm in South Dakota, The Good Earth. I spent the season working side by side with the owners providing veggies to almost 300 local families. I love living, working and eating through the changing seasons and feeling that connection with nature. In April, I joined the Pachamama family to teach, learn, grow, and work on the land in beautiful Colorado.
Gail Margolis, Administrative Manager
I was born in Israel and raised in coastal Connecticut. I moved to Boulder six years ago to attend Naropa University. I finished my BA in 2012 with a double major in Yoga and Somatic Psychology. I continued my educational pursuits at Naropa, graduating in 2015 with an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. I have felt a deep connection to and reverence for nature since I was a small girl picking figs and olives in my grandfather’s garden. I find such deep happiness working in nature, getting my hands in the dirt. I have worked on several different farms in the Boulder area over the years, deepening my love and knowledge for plants, food, medicinal herbs, and holistic wellness. Pachamama Farm & Wellness is a manifestation of all these passions. I work as the administrative manager on the farm and am so grateful to have the privilege of working with such a magical group of people. As of November 2015, I have joined the Pachamama Wellness team! Visit our wellness page for more information about my practice, Gail Margolis Wholistic Psychotherapy.
Jill Cohen, Herbal Educator, Gardener, and Product Crafter