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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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  • Tweens and teens ages 11-17 are invited to spend their Friday nights with us at Los Vecinos Community Center! Enjoy video games, open gym, cooking, field trips and more! This is a free program, but field trips will require an extra fee. Call (505) 314-0240 for more information.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    11/16/2018 6:00 PM - 11/16/2018 10:30 PM

  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Fall Family Fun Days. This free, family-fun activity features themed and educational weekly crafts and experiments. Check the flier for specific monthly themes.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    11/18/2018 12:00 PM - 11/18/2018 5:00 PM

  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Fall Family Fun Days. This free, family-fun activity features themed and educational weekly crafts and experiments. Check the flier for specific monthly themes.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    11/18/2018 12:00 PM - 11/18/2018 5:00 PM

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