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100 Sunrise Ranch Rd.
DescriptionTop-notch full time intentional community living while performing 40-50 hrs/week work exchange in a holisitic farm and garden environment. Seeking interns to learn, grow, work with the land, plants and animals and integrate into a community setting that's focused on conscious living and collaborative co-creation.
Located on a beautiful 360 acres in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, we maintain a legacy of sustainability, organic farming and land stewardship since 1945. We implement bio-intensive and permaculture principles in our organic vegetable and herb gardens as well as our fruit orchard which produces apples, pears, apricots, cherries, peaches and plums. We practice holistic agriculture management on our diverse multi-species farm with grass-fed cattle, pastured chickens, Nigerian dwarf goats, pigs, ducks, geese, wild turkeys, and horses. We teach animal husbandry, pasture and livestock management, rotational and mob grazing, coordinated irrigation techniques, water treatment and processing, green architecture and general sustainability practices. We host an entire farm-to-table curriculum which includes our farm and garden program as well as a Culinary Academy that creates delicious gourmet meals that cater to all types of specialty diets. We are also an intentional community and conscious retreat and conference center so there are always activities and opportunities for interaction available, including a 5-day conscious music festival held on property every August.
We offer a work trade agreement that includes housing, access to community amenities such as pool, hot tub, internet, laundry facilities, daily gourmet meals, and a $250/month paid stipend for periods of stay ranging from one month to the entire growing and harvest season and beyond. While learning trade skills and performing fulfilling work, you will enjoy gorgeous natural landscapes every day, mountain hiking only a few minutes’ walk away, and close proximity to cities such as Fort Collins, Boulder, Estes Park and Loveland. To apply or recieve additional information on work exchange programs and paid internships, visit sunriseranch.org/iha or contact email@example.com
ResponsibilitiesOverview (Duties vary)
Assist our garden manager in our production garden
Work in our pastures and with our livestock
Daily participation in “pipe change,” and other pasture related tasks
Annual livestock harvests and “processing parties”
Marketing and selling Sunrise Ranch’s All Natural Grassfed Beef, which includes helping at Farmers Markets
Field trips and opportunities to participate with classes being held at Sunrise Ranch
Kitchen duties , landscaping, maintenance when community needs prevail
Opportunities to assist in youth program development and facilitation
Opportunities to integrate, NOT required or expected, with the spiritual life here at Sunrise Ranch—Wednesday evening and Sunday morning services, men’s and women’s meetings, morning meditation, sweat lodge ceremonies, and spiritual classes are all ways participants may wish to enrich their experience at Sunrise Ranch
Interested participants may request to take on leadership responsibilities in a specific area of contribution.
Animals not allowed
Health insurance not manditory