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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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  • One new softball field and one totally renovated field are ready for use at Tom Tenorio Park in the county’s South Valley. The new fields were built after concerns from neighbors were raised over ...

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  • Dignitaries from the University of New Mexico, the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, and the UNM North Neighborhood Association will plant a tree and bury a time capsule marking the 20th annive...

Community Services
  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    6/18/2018 12:00 PM - 6/18/2018 4:30 PM

  • This new Creative Youth Music class is for 11 to 14 year olds. Taught by Robin Giebelhausen Ph.D. Questions? Call (505) 314-0176. Free.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW
    Time:
    6/18/2018 5:00 PM - 6/18/2018 6:00 PM

  • Open Gym Volleyball for ages 16 plus. Membership fee is $12, or free for veterans and 60 years old and up.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    6/19/2018 6:15 PM - 6/19/2018 8:15 PM

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