The Boulder JCC’s Milk and Honey Farm is a 2+ acre educational sustainable farm located on the campus of the Boulder JCC. The farm brings the community together for experiential programs and activities grounded in Jewish heritage, tradition, and values. The farm provides a place for individuals to connect on the simplest level with soil, plants, animals, and people.
Milk and Honey Farm grows over 4,000 lbs of vegetables, most of which are donated to those in need. The operation of the farm greatly depends on volunteers who help on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the growing season from 8 – 11 am.
“Volunteers help with all the steps of bringing our crops to harvest,” says Farm Coordinator and Volunteer Manager Rachel Albert. “We teach our volunteers how to help with the planting, weeding, harvesting, and preparation of the vegetables for pick-up”.
Volunteering at a farm can be a rewarding experience with numerous benefits for both individuals and the community. It offers an opportunity to connect with nature and experience the joys of working in an outdoor environment, all while engaging in agricultural activities like planting, harvesting, and tending to animals. Farm volunteering allows others to gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world and the processes that sustain our food system.
“We have volunteers who are regular gardeners and want to learn more about soil and folks who are totally new to growing vegetables,” says Farm and Sustainability Director Becca Gan Levy. “If you like to spend time outside, this is a great opportunity to learn some new things, meet wonderful people, and help us grow healthy food for people in need in the local area.”
Volunteers can join us as often as your schedule allows and you just need to register once. Advance registration is required but then you are covered for the whole season. Volunteers must be 18+ or teens are invited with adult supervision. Please reach out to Farm Coordinator at Rachel.Albert@boulderjcc.org with any questions about the Milk and Honey Farm and volunteering.