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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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  • Bernalillo County’s East Mountain open space properties will be reopened starting Friday, July 13, at 8 a.m. Due to the recent monsoon rains, and increased humidity, Ojito de San Antonio, Sandia K...

  • Bernalillo County is set to cut the ribbon at the South Valley Pool to celebrate the grand opening of the state’s largest splash pad. Admission is free on Friday, July 20. WHO: County Commissio...

  • Registration for artisans, food trucks, cooks for the “chicharron challenge” and volunteers is now open for the 2018 version of the Bosque Chile Festival. The third annual Bosque Chile Festival is...

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:
    7/20/2018 12:00 PM - 7/20/2018 4:30 PM

  • Join Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation for Teen 3-on-3 Basketball on Friday nights starting June 8. Participants must attend the 30-minute life skills workshop before playing basketball. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. in the gym. This program is free of charge, but participants must register.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105
    Time:
    7/20/2018 6:00 PM - 7/20/2018 10:00 PM

  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Summer 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, 9251 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    7/22/2018 12:00 PM - 7/22/2018 5:00 PM

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