Get Involved

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 on the farm! We are happy to have volunteers in the culinary and medicinal herb garden on Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm, or with the farm crew on Thursdays from 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm. We are usually able to happily offer fresh herbs and 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, but we do ask that you attend a brief volunteer training, offered twice per month. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

 

Working at Pachamama Farm & Wellness

We are excited to have an amazing and skilled group of farmers on our 2017 team! We are no longer hiring for the 2017 season. If you are interested in working for Pachamama, please check back over the winter for job openings for the 2018 season.

 

 

Meet The Pachamama Team

Alex Hohenthaner, Farm Crew

unnamed-2Before 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.

 

Dottie Arnold, Crop and Cut Flower Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

unnamed-2I first fell in love with farming on the coast of California at an educational farm and micro-goat dairy.  Since then I have spent time farming in coastal England, Massachusetts, and now Colorado. I hold a B.A. in Latin American and Latino studies from the University of California Santa Cruz and aMSc. in Outdoor Environmental Education from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  I am incredibly passionate about farming and outdoor experiential education, and spent many years teaching youth to farm beside me at The Farm School.  There I also received formal farming training in their Learn to Farm program, with a focus in vegetable production and medicinal plants.    After graduating from the Learn to Farm program, I became the garden manager and a teacher in the Farm School’s PVS program.  This season, I am excited to join the Pachamama team as the Crop Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, as well as leading educational tours, assisting medicinal garden, and growing cut flowers. I feel incredibly lucky to be here and am looking forward to sharing in the bounty and beauty of Pachamama Farm.

 

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.

 

Mitch Yaggie, Farm Crew

unnamed-2Born on a small family farm in rural South Dakota, I have been around agriculture all my life. Growing up, we grew seed corn and soybeans, as well as other crops for my uncle’s dairy farm. I immediately developed a deep respect for the soil and was taught how to become a steward of the land by my father. After two years of college in the area, I transferred to Northern Arizona University for a change of pace. I graduated with a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry, studying soil sciences, botany courses, and genetics. While in the Southwest, I was exposed to rock climbing and explored many of the picturesque sandstone canyons. I also met my beautiful wife in Flagstaff and we share the same passion for climbing and desert exploring. We recently moved to Boulder for her career and I was offered the opportunity to return to my other passion: farming. At Pachamama, I get to embrace my agriculture roots and continue to learn about being a land steward in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.