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CC Farm

The CC Farm is a 1.3 acre urban farm that cultivates both produce and a culture of care, collaboration, and action around food issues and the people affected by them. We provide an educational space for the campus and Colorado Springs communities to explore and participate in sustainable food production.

The farm is located on the Colorado College campus at 1228 Wood Avenue, behind the Stewart House, and just off of the Monument Creek Trail. The Farm at CC creates independent, empowered student leaders through supporting an innovative internship and volunteer program that will work in meaningful collaboration with the campus and local community.

Lead Intern

EmmaPhotoSmallName: Emma Brachtenbach
Year: Class of 2017
Hometown: Manitou Springs, CO
Major: Sociology

Why am I a farm intern? This is my second year working at the Colorado College Student Farm, and I feel absolutely blessed! As a sociology major, I am interested and passionate about the intersectionality of people and food: who has access, who grows it, who harvests it, and who has the privilege of deciding what "healthy" is. My family has a long lineage of farmers and I believe that I will carry this lineage on through urban agriculture and community building with food at the center. 

Interns

KelsiPhotoSmallName: Kelsi Anderson
Year: Class of 2018
Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin
Major: Organismal Biology and Ecology
Favorite Vegetable: Carrots

Why am I a farm intern? I am excited to spend a growing season working at the garden, producing food for the Colorado Springs community, and getting my hands dirty! I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn as much as possible about sustainable agricultural techniques and permaculture practices, and how to encourage a healthy and biodiverse farm ecosystem.


RebeccaPhotoSmallName: Rebecca Glazer
Year: Class of 2018
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Major: The Philosophies of Sustainable Development (IDM)
Favorite Vegetable: Squash

Why am I here this summer? My interests lie at the intersection of environmental ethics, spirituality, and the production of good, wholesome, and accessible food; what better way to cultivate all three than by working in the student garden? I hope to manage my own farm in the future, where I can implement principles of permaculture and create a lush, sustainable, edible ecosystem to nourish bodies and souls.

SiqiPhotoSmallName: Siqi Wei
Year: Class of 2017
Hometown: Beijing, China
Major: Environmental Science
Favorite Vegetable: Secret!

Why am I here this summer? I spent one semester studying in Thailand with a focus on the diverse agricultural practices, and I was hence fascinated by the dynamic of our food system. This experience has brought me to the CC farm where I can get my hands into the dirt and get to know what makes our food.

Current Programs

  • Partnership with Bon Appétit to provide fresh produce in Rastall
  • Developing garden and improving access to fresh produce for Urban Peak
  • Weekly participation at the Colorado Springs Downtown Farmers’ Market

Events

  • Fall Harvest Banquet: Every year the farm interns and Bon Appétit to host wonderful gourmet meal for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Ticket information TBA

Volunteer

The CC Farm always welcomes volunteers! Contact ccstudentfarm4@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Partnership Development

If you are a community organization interested in partnering with the CC Farm, please contact us at cce@coloradocollege.edu or 719-389-6846.

In the Media

Farm Interns Growing Produce, Community Relations, CC Around the Block
Students Host CC Farm Stand, CC Office of Communications
CC Project Provides Taste of Gardening, The Gazette

Additional Links

Video History