Working Membership Info
Working Memberships are available only to those people who interview with Dennis first. Please do not sign up for a working membership before talking to Dennis Stenson in person.
There is a wonderful crew of working members at the Happy Heart Farm that supports the farmers, apprentices and the regular subscribing members. Many of the tasks at the farm are done by hand. Our working members are the visible manifestation of the adage: ”Many hands make light work”. We are grateful for their friendships and help in growing delicious healthy produce.
Applicants must schedule an interview with Dennis (interviews will begin in early Febuary) or be a returning working member.
- Monday evenings 4-7 PM
- Tuesday mornings 6-9AM & 9AM-12PM
- Thursdays 9AM-12PM
If you are ill, going on a vacation, or can not make it to your shift, please let us know by phone: 970-482-3448 and let us know when you plan to make up your hours.
Benefits of a working member
- Fresh air, being in sunshine and weather of all kinds
- Learning and participating in many farm activities from planting in the greenhouse, transplanting in the fields, weeding, harvesting, washing produce in preparation for the weekly distribution
- Meeting other kind and interesting community-minded folks
- A sense of satisfaction and community is gained through group efforts and accomplishments
- Discount of $250 is deducted from your share price and we share our farm experience and knowledge with you
Past members have expressed that their working service at the Farm is a form of therapy: a pleasant compliment to their regular jobs and routines. Feeling a part of the cycles of nature allows you to feel more connected to yourself, the land and the rhythms of the seasons
Working Membership Requirements
- Interview with Dennis Stenston
- Tthree hours a week for the growing season (approximately five months)
- Being in good enough physical condition, (backs and knees especially), to handle the needed tasks
What to bring
- Sturdy work shoes, boots, or rubber boots
- Good work gloves
- Favorite kneeler or short gardening bench i fyou like
- Drinking water, a hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, and whatever you need to be comfortable in various kinds of weather
In the fall or early spring, when the weather turns fowl, we might need additional help to cover plants ahead of a strong wind or an early frost.