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Farm Apprentice Seed Peace / Farm Collaborative

  • Date Posted November 11, 2023
  • Location Carbondale, CO
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description Seed Peace is a market vegetable and vegetable seed farm located at Sunfire Ranch in Carbondale, CO.  We are focused on producing the highest quality produce and seed using minimal tillage and regenerative techniques.  Seed Peace is focused on research and seed breeding, creating vegetable seed that is vigorous, adaptable and unique. The farm is a non-Profit organization with a mission to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture in the Roaring Fork Valley through seed research, education and innovation. Seed Peace is a part of Farm Collaborative, a non-profit farm organization, near Aspen, that works to accelerate regenerative agriculture through farmer support programs, children's summer camps, and farmer training. We are in our second year as a merging non profit business.

Learn more about the farm at, and Internship description Join Seed Peace, Farm Collaborative and Wild Mountain Seeds and learn the necessary skills to grow seed and high quality produce organically in an alpine climate. The apprentices will participate in all aspects of farming from seed to table.

We are looking for 3 apprentices to join us for the 2023 harvest season! Ideal timeframe is (April 15th to May 1st - Nov 1st)

This includes:
  • growing healthy nursery starts
  • minimal tillage and no till garden bed preparation
  • direct seeding
  • crop planning
  • maintaining weeds and other garden pests
  • pruning and maintaining greenhouse crops
  • operating and maintaining alpine hoop house
  • cover cropping strategies for soil maintenance
  •  using tarps for weed control
  • breeding annual crops like (tomato, cucumber among others)
  • breeding bi-annual crops like (carrot and onion among others),
  • vegetable and seed harvesting
  • post harvest washing and packing of vegetables
  • distribution of vegetables to food banks
  • Running farmers market and wholesale vegetable sales
  • cleaning of vegetable seeds
  • compost making
  • marketing of seed and vegetables
  • general farm upkeep 
The apprenticeship at  Seed Peace is a hands on educational experience where the apprentice completes tasks 4 days per week. With a half day of in class education with farmer Casey. A room in a shared apprentice house with internet and laundry is provided along with farm produce and a food stipend 

Ideal candidates: 
  • Have enthusiasm for hands on learning
  • Are focused on education during the apprenticeship time frame 
  • have compassion and respect for all involved
  • respect the land and all the life
  • enjoy cooking and sharing meals
  • are open and respectful of others perspectives (especially on food and diet)
  • Are respectful of others cultures
  • Are willing to try new things
  • Respect that all tasks on the farm are sacred to the farms success
  • Asks question and takes initiative to study during nights and free time
To learn more watch a video about our farm and other local farms in the Roaring Fork Valley here 
Find us on instagram @seedpeace Compensation this position is : salaried, $20/hr +
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