lady justice brewing: a women-founded and operated, community-focused, philanthropic brewery

posted July 15, 2015

Support these ladies in their Indiegogo campaign!

The Impact

Lady Justice Brewing is unique. We are the world’s only solely women-founded and operated, community-focused, philanthropic brewery. Your support plays a crucial role in setting a new standard for brewing. Your support also lays our foundation to begin making positive change in the lives of women and girls in Colorado.

5 years ago, when this little dream was dreamed up, we never imagined it would become a reality. However, over the last 2 years, we have built a business plan, registered our company, met with community stakeholders and government services, scouted locations, created a new model for bringing industry and community together, brewed a whole lot of beer, and much, much more.

Today, you get to join us on this journey.  To be honest, the rest of this journey simply can’t happen without you. By supporting Lady Justice, you are joining our team. Together, we’ll make great beer for a better world.

A Little Bit of Background

Lady Justice Brewing Company is co-founded by Kate Power, Betsy Lay and Jen Cuesta. We are three women who share two crucial connections. First, we share a commitment to social justice work (we met while serving together in Americorps) and being a positive force in our communities. Second, we love good beer.
Lady Justice Brewing (or affectionately, Lady J) is a Community-Focused Philanthropic Brewery which will brew and sell beer. All profits of our beer sales, over cost, will be donated, through a grant-making process, to Colorado-based community organizations that promote the status and opportunity of women and girls. We will distribute our beer through a Community Supported Beer Share program, which allows customers to pay a monthly fee and have beer delivered to their doors. To learn more, visit Lady Justice Brewing’s Community Supported Beer Share web page.

boulder conference: protecting and caring for earth’s community of life

posted February 14, 2014

boulder conference: protecting and caring for earth’s community of life

Boulder, CO
Apr. 3- Apr. 7, 2014

The Contemplative Alliance and Naropa University would like to invite Boulder area farmers to join a special gathering of faith and spiritual leaders, civil society, ecological advocates and others from April 3rd to April 7th.  Anyone interested in attending can contact Janelle Surpris directly.

Find out more about the conference HERE

open source forever!

posted July 13, 2013

Hex Graph Indieogogo

Open Tech Forever is helping create the Open Source Economy: a collaborative society that shares its knowledge, skills, technologies, and resources to overcome artificial barriers and achieve abundance and prosperity for all. And they are building an OPEN SOURCE FACTORY!

We have a 40 acre permaculture site 15 minutes from downtown Denver. This campaign will fund the construction of an Open Source Factory to kickstart our open hardware cooperative:

  • Open Hardware R&D – we are collaborating with people around the world to design, prototype, field-test, and share open source technology.
  • Open Hardware Documentation – we actively teach others how to acquire new skills and build/use open hardware. We create state-of-the-art digital learning resources with pictures, videos, text, animations, interactive multimedia, and more – that anyone can use, edit, improve, remix.
  • Open Agriculture – we are adopting a mixture of permaculture, aquaponics, and organic farming practices.
  • Open Business Models – we are adopting and incubating new, transparent business models that entrepreneurs can use anywhere in the world.
  • Public Workshops – we will provide hands-on learning programs for the public to help grow new businesses and support the development of sustainable communities.
  • Commercial Products – we sell open source products as an open, transparent, replicable business.

Help build this factory out via indiegogo.



ranch jobs!

posted May 22, 2013

via the Quivera Coalition.


Quivira Coalition – Land & Water Program Opportunity
Summer Watershed Restoration Intern: Download the PDF for full job descrption & application. The Quivira Coalition seeks a 2013 summer intern who is passionate about land health to assist with a variety of tasks linked to our Comanche Creek Watershed Restoration project. The intern will work under the direct supervision of Mollie Walton, Ph.D., Quivira’s Land & Water Program Director. This is an amazing opportunity and involves projects that will require both field work and office work. Interested? Take a look at the application – pdf attached in this email – and apply as soon as possible. Dr. Walton will be filling this position as soon as possible.
Other Great Opportunities:
A few of the opportunities listed below were in the April newsletter. Khalsa Greenhouses is hoping to find one additional intern who would be interested in over-wintering with them – see job description and contact info below if you’re interested. Chico Basin is good to keep in mind if you’re interested in ranching, and can plan several months ahead of time. Spur Lake has regular openings for people with horseback experience…. Zapata Ranch is listed again, but with new positions… (more…)

young farmer mafia in BOULDER Colorado?

posted March 15, 2013

mobHI there young farmers.

Greenhorns team is crashing slow money conference to distribute information about our New Agrarian Trust.
more details soon, but in meantime looking for farmer-hosts, preferably in bike distance of downtown while we are in town.
Please email if you have leads.
WE can bring barter items!


pachamama organic farm is hiring

posted February 18, 2013

Pachamama Organic Farm in Boulder, Colorado is now accepting applications for seasonal employees and interns.

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Pachamama is seeking to hire full-time employees and interns to participate in all areas of the farm during the 2013 season, including seeding, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and marketing vegetables, and various other farm projects. Both positions require living on the farm from April 1st through the end of November. (more…)

internships at native hill farm

posted January 28, 2013

Native Hill Farm is a  diversified intensive vegetable farm located just north of Fort Collins, Colorado cultivating the freshest and highest quality naturally 100625_0072grown produce for our neighbors.  We grow high quality vegetables using innovative and sustainable growing practices with a focus on passive season extension techniques.

We are in our fifth year of cultivation and we are honored to be growing healthy food for our community. We sell our produce to committed local restaurants in Old Town, the Fort Collins Food Co-Op, through our Wednesday farm stand at Beaver’s Market, the Old Town Farmers Market, and through our Unique Market CSA,  Fall CSA Program, and  Spring CSA.

Internships for 2013
We are currently accepting applications for internships for the 2013 growing season here at Native Hill!  These positions are for folks that have always wondered what it would be like to run a small scale agricultural operation as an economically viable enterprise.   These are entry level positions geared towards gaining experience with growing food from seed to sale in the Northern Colorado climate.  As an intern on the farm, not only will you be exposed to all aspects of vegetable production but you will also gain insight as to the  inner workings of a family run, diversified vegetable operation.  Although you will work very hard, sometimes for long hours, we hope that our interns will complete the season with an idea of what it takes to run a market farm, a firm knowledge base from which to continue on their agricultural path, and a deep satisfaction for the work they have accomplished.   (more…)

apprentice at colorado cattle ranch

posted January 13, 2013

cattleRANCH APPRENTICE wanted for year-long position on San Juan Ranch, a certified organic, grass-based cattle ranch in Colorado. Apprentice will be trained in all aspects of ranch management. Room/partial board + stipend. Start date late March 2013. Contact Virginie Pointeau at the Quivira Coalition to request application:, or download it HERE. Applications due January 27, 2013.

james ranch, paid apprenticeship !

posted December 22, 2012

jamesSEEKING DAIRY/CHEESE MAKING APPRENTICE for 8-month position with James Ranch Artisan Cheese, an organic, 100% grass-fed cow dairy and cheese making operation in Durango, Colorado. Hands-on experience with all aspects of cheese production, including low-stress animal handling, milking, cheese-making, biological monitoring, marketing, financial planning, Holistic Management, and land stewardship. The James Ranch has been recognized for innovation and leadership in sustainable agriculture.

James Ranch Artisan Cheese has partnered with the Quivira Coalition, a conservation non-profit in Santa Fe, NM, to offer agricultural apprenticeships through Quivira’s New Agrarian Program (NAP). The explicit intent of NAP apprenticeships is to train the next generation of agrarian leaders. We now seek the next apprentice for the James Ranch to start in March 2013.

Enthusiasm and sincere commitment to sustainable agriculture and food production is more important than experience, though experience with large animals and dairy is a plus. Compensation is room/partial board + a stipend. Application can be downloaded directly from the Quivira website:, or by contacting Virginie Pointeau at the Quivira Coalition: The application deadline is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.