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Farm and Sustainability

Sustainability is a foundational pillar at the Boulder JCC. We believe in educating ourselves and the community about ways to live more sustainably. As such, farming and sustainability are integrated throughout our building and program offerings through:

  • Year-round adult, family, and holiday programs on Milk and Honey Farm
  • Hands-on learning laboratory for our Early Childhood Center
  • Cherryvale Day Camp and After-School programs on the Farm
  • Year-round adult programs on sustainability
  • Solar panels on the barn power the Farm
  • Solar panels on the Boulder JCC building help offset power use
  • Our site features a 42-foot growing dome. For more information about the dome, visit growingspaces.com.
  • The JCC building is LEED-certified
  • Food leftovers from programs and rentals are distributed to those in need throughout Boulder County with the help of COPIA
  • Milk and Honey Farm is run using organic practices, including cover cropping, crop rotation, composting, manual and physical pest control, and large crop diversity
  • Participate in the Hazon Seal of Sustainability Program
  • Sustainable Holidays Guide

 

Milk and Honey Farm
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Milk and Honey Farm is a 2+ acre educational and sustainable farm that brings the community together through experiential programs that are grounded in Jewish tradition and values. It provides a place for individuals to connect with plants, animals, and people.

Our farm is a community resource, an educational farm, and a working farm. We grow over 3,000 lbs of vegetables, most of which are donated to those in need. Our farm also has chickens, goats, a greenhouse with koi fish, and a full children’s garden. We ask that you keep the following in mind when visiting the farm:

  • Supervise your children and other people you are responsible for at all times

  • Please stay on the walking paths and do not walk in the vegetable beds

  • Enjoy the animals but do not feed them unless farm staff directs you

  • You may nibble produce that has “eat me” signs near it. Only take what you think you will eat, follow directions for harvesting listed on the signs, and leave some for others

  • Please use caution and common sense when exploring the farm. Sometimes farm tools are left out, holes are dug for irrigation, or other emergent obstacles will be present. We use electric fences to keep farm animals in and predators out. The fences are normally on, or “hot.” Please be mindful not to touch the electric fences.


For more details or to get involved, please contact FarmerBecca@boulderjcc.org.

 

Community Farm and Sustainability Initiatives