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The Cultivating Bernalillo County Grow the Growers program is a comprehensive farm training and business acceleration initiative designed to attract new and emerging farmers into professional food production. Bernalillo County and its program partners are committed to strengthening the local food economy by nurturing the next generation of food entrepreneurs by providing the following support:


Internship Phase

  • One year of practical in-field/on-farm experience
  • Educational workshops
  • Paid stipends for full-time interns


Business Incubation Phase

  • Up to four years of continued access to affordable land and water on County Open Space
  • Ongoing mentoring for small business development
  • Continuing education opportunities


Independent Business Phase

  • Long term access to land and water through agricultural conservation easements


Bernalillo County is accepting applications for 2018. Click here for an application. For more information, call 505-314-0399.

Program Partners

 Bernalillo County, New Mexico State University, McCune Foundation, Thornburg Foundation, Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments


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  • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    478 NM-333, Tijeras
    3/24/2018 9:00 AM - 3/24/2018 12:00 PM

  • Open Gym Volleyball for ages 16 plus. Membership fee is $12, or free for veterans and 60 years old and up.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    3/24/2018 12:00 PM - 3/24/2018 3:00 PM

  • This Backyard Farming class will cover the whole spectrum of vining plants - from site selection to planting, growing, the importance of weed control, and pruning to get the best out of the vine. Ongoing vine management including shoot selection, leaf stripping and canopy management will also be discussed. We’ll go out in the fresh air to learn the practical aspects with a demonstration and then we will be set loose on the grape and blackberry vines in the heritage vineyard for some hands-on application with oversight. The class is free, but registration is required. Click the attached link.
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    3/24/2018 1:00 PM - 3/24/2018 3:00 PM

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