Last updated: January 9, 2015 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: December 30, 2004
White Buffalo Farm, a Farm-Based Ecovillage
(Paonia, Colorado, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Started Planning: 1973
- Start Living Together: 1974
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.whitebuffalofarm.org
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WhiteBuffaloFarm
- Contact Name: Farmer Wayne
- Phone: 9705273042
16877 Grange Rd
Paonia, Colorado, 81428
This Community is Re-forming
The content on our website and on Facebook is the most up to date. We do not have staff to constantly up date the IC site. We appreciate your understanding.
Visitors accepted: Yes
We welcome participants in farm events, as interns, apprentices, day volunteers, CSA members or staff. Else, prospective buyers, funders and advisors are welcome to inquire via email please. No drop ins please. Thank you. We are a farm operation and appreciate your understanding.
We hold workshops and farm tour events. Please learn more on our website and our Facebook page. We do not accept visitors at any other times in 2014.
If you are interested in participating in the farm’s transition, please thoroughly review the contents of our website deeply. We are first and foremost a farm that produces tons of organic fruit and vegetables. Your interest in living and work with us must center on farming. There are several options for you to participate: 1) If you do not know how to farm, you will be expected to learn. If you have enough savings and the energy to work all day farming, you are welcome to apply for an apprenticeship or internship. Learn more on our website. 2) If you have farming experience or skills we need in any of our staff positions (see website please), then send a letter of intent and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 3) If you have a concept for farm-based production micro-enterprise, please prepare a mini business plan or propsal for us to review. 4) If you are interested in buying the farm or supporting the transition of ownership to a farm-based ecovillage and farm-based education non profit, please send a letter of intent and a clear delineation of how it is you qualify financially to either buy the farm or contribute to funding our farm-based eco-village initiative. Thank you all!!! : ) 5) Farm partners contribute either financially or in sweat equity to eventually become owners or co-owners of this wonderful organic farm!
Open to new Members: Yes
Individuals may come to farm as apprentices or staff or prospective buyers of the farm. Wayne is open to training non farmers as needed to run the farm.
Restoring our food, our earth, ourselves.
Established in 1974, the farm’s founder has years of experience growing food and community. White Buffalo Farm is evolving with the times. We are ready to engage wonderful new trends in organics, slow food, sustainability, slow money and relocalization.
Our plans include: 1) a farm-based ecovillage with affordable homesites for individuals wishing to take part in a farm-based livelihood; 2) farm-based micro-enterprises like value-added products and a farm-to-table restaurant for travelers and locals; 3) investment in new crops and farm management technologies for our CSA and other farm operations.
If you are would like to explore living on the farm, please consider coming to the farm as an intern, apprentice or in a “staff” position. For 2014, we seek a kitchen manager, an artisan cook, a vegetable farmer and a CSA coordinator. We also need a part time administrative assistant/bookkeeper.
The farm is home to thousands of fruit trees, several acres of vegetables and three high tunnel greenhouses. We grow cherries, European and Asian plum, peaches, d’Anjou and Asian pears, and apples. We grow tomatoes, squash, greens and a wide variety of other herbs and vegetables for our CSA. We also raise laying hens, guinea hens, turkeys and peacocks. WBF sells wholesale to the Front Range, direct at Farmers Markets and thru our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Our core values are strengthening organic family farms, growing food for others, eating holistically and locally, placing goodness before money, faith in Spirit/God/Universe, being kind to the earth and ourselves, living in gratitude, being service-oriented, honoring creativity and art, honoring equity, demonstrating tolerance and enacting non cooperation as ahimsa.
Growing food is healing, rewarding and feels great! It’s a great time to become part of White Buffalo Farm!