Living Earth Agriculture Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Living Earth Agriculture Foundation, LEAF, is a farm education center based on Light Root Community Farm, a 65 acre farm in Boulder, CO. LEAF offers immersive hands-on opportunities to participate on a real farm, inspiring and educating youth and adults about the value of sustainable food production and land stewardship.


"My third grade class spent two wonderful days at Lite Root Farm with Farmers Daphne and Cameron. The children had wonderful hands on experiences, were fascinated and challenged. Being able to milk a cow, hold a baby pig, and learn about the science of compost was both thrilling and empowering to them.
This experience not only enriched our curriculum, but gave the children a deep sense of connection to the land, and an understanding of the hard, daily, meaningful work involved in biodynamic farming."---3rd grade class teacher Shining Mountain Waldorf School.

After a hands-on session of learning how to make compost on the farm:
"Manure is awesome!!"---4th grade student from Denver.

" My high schooler looked forward to the weekly farm education programs at Light Root Farm and it became his favorite class of the year!"--Parent

"I have heard about farm's doing this kind of work, but actually seeing in person the way you care for the animals and the land, it gives me hope." ---Adult in recovery program

"I have had the pleasure to work with LEAF several times. At our school, the third grade gets to experience some farm trips. My students always loved every minute of it! Working with the draft horses was so exciting for them, milking a cow was an amazing moment in their lives, and working in the fields, helping with harvesting or planting, as well as moving rocks, or weeding gets the children rosy-cheeked and happy. It is such a pleasure to see third graders get connected with the earth and with the animals. Of course the pigs are super fun, especially the piglets! Daphne and Cameron are masters at making these farm experiences meaningful and fun!" -- Teacher Mrs. Altglet


Living Earth Agriculture Foundation's mission is to connect people to the land and nature by providing hands on opportunities to participate in practical and educational activities on a working farm.

The farm provides a space in nature where we can work together, learn together, heal together, and deepen our connection to the earth. Our goal is to cultivate community and foster learning opportunities by developing farm-based education programs and workshops, establishing future farmer training programs, providing volunteer farm days, and offering farm based social gatherings to the community.

Background Statement

Living Earth Agriculture Foundation was born to meet the communities need to connect to the farm. Our partner organization, Light Root Community Farm, is a working farm and dairy that operates a 200 member CSA for dairy, eggs, vegetables and beef. When we started the farm in 2014 we continually got requests from the community wanting to volunteer, or milk the cows with us, or just have the opportunity to to walk around the farm and see the animals.

Our modern day culture is mostly disconnected from the land and their food source, but there is a growing desire in our urban communities to learn and reconnect with these basic needs. A farm can provide a refuge and healing space for people. Kids especially crave the opportunities to get their hands in the dirt and interact with living animals.

Living Earth Agriculture Foundation, LEAF, was established in 2017 to hold the social and educational mission of Light Root Community Farm, by providing farm education programs, field trips, farm tours, volunteer opportunities, and gatherings on the farm.

Organization Data


Organization name

Living Earth Agriculture Foundation

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Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Small Organization


7715 Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US