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    One Civic Plaza,10th floor 
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
     
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    (505) 468-7000
     
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    Monday - Friday
    8 - 5 p.m.
     
     
     
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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

     

    We are no longer accepting applications for full-time participants. If you are interested in part-time participation or volunteering please email growthegrowers@gmail.com. For other program information call George Schroeder at (505) 314-0326. 


    Program Partners

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

     

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    • On Aug. 1, 2019, the new Alameda Drain Trail and "Outpost" Public Art  works were dedicated on a renovated trail that spans one mile on north 2nd Street between Montano and Osuna. The fun-filled morn...

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    Community Services
    • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Summer Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discovery of the world. Each week will have a unique craft that you can take home, and the theme changes every month! Best of all, it's FREE! Call (505) 314-0420 for more information.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      8/18/2019 12:00 PM - 8/18/2019 5:00 PM

    • Come enjoy this guided nature meditation that includes a short nature walk from the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Education Building to a prime sitting location for sunset. Learn to connect with nature on a deeper level and further develop your own inner stillness through mindfulness meditation in the outdoors. Bring layers appropriate for the weather and either a blanket or camp chair to sit on.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      8/18/2019 6:45 PM

    • Join us Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. for a watercolors class for beginners.
      Location:
      South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center
      Time:
      8/20/2019 9:00 AM - 8/20/2019 10:00 AM

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