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Job

Albuquerque

Entry date:September 5, 2017

Duration of position offered:Fall 2017
  • Other

Need someone to plow and seed approximately 3.5 acres of forage crop for sheep we raise on our property. We have a tractor but not the implements for plowing and tilling. Our land is irrigated from the ditch and has been under production primarily with forage, (grass) for many years. Open to a variety of agreements from paid work to work-share or equity opportunity.

5842 Isleta Rd SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
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Albuquerque

Entry date:March 2, 2017

Duration of position offered:March 1 - December 1
  • Paid position

2017 Internship - North Valley Organics - Albuquerque, NM

At North Valley Organics we believe that understanding and respecting the biological life in soil and plants is the driving force behind organic agriculture. As organic farmers, we at NVO are always growing 2 crops, one cash crop for us and one crop that is dedicated to the soil microbes that sustain all life. Based on these principles, we have developed a living mulch, minimal till cover-crop system for growing fresh market vegetables that allows us to farm intensively while simultaneously feeding our soil. We are inspired by the biodynamic worldview and values as well as the permaculture principal of holistic ecosystem management. As such, we irrigate from ancient gravity-fed ditches while supplementing with a very modern system of drip irrigation. We also take a biological approach to solving the challenges of nutrient management, pest control and soil health by using compost teas and beneficial microbial inoculants.

What We Grow: We grow certified organic vegetables for sale at local markets in Bernalillo county. Our principal crops are tomatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes and garlic. We also love kohlrabi, melons and many other things.

Work/Internship Opportunity: We are looking for a person/couple for the 2017 growing season (Feb 1 - Dec 1) who can work part-time on our north valley farm in exchange for the following:

- 20 - 30 hours of work/week, paid at minimum wage. We can offer a flex schedule.
- Unlimited farm produce for personal use.
- A plot of land for personal use or sales at the farmer's market.
- Possible use of farm tools and equipment.

Qualifications: We are seeking an individual/couple with a long term interest in small scale sustainable agriculture in New Mexico. This person must be both self directed and willing to learn, able to manage their own work when necessary and also work as part of a team. The ability to communicate and to be upfront about personal needs and abilities is also important. Any candidate MUST be able to repeatedly lift heavy objects (25-50 lbs) and perform regular and frequent squats. They must also be able to perform long hours of manual labor in challenging weather conditions. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working outdoors, particularly in the southwest or other arid climates. All candidates are required to have health insurance and to comply with safety standards on the farm. Candidates will be asked to send a resume and provide three references.

Additional Benefits of Involvement with North Valley Organics: We are a growing business, so any candidate who proves to be a good fit for the work we do could have a direct path to becoming a partner in our farming enterprise. An intern would have the opportunity to learn the sustainable, organic farming practices we use including living mulch systems, cover cropping, crop rotation and the use of beneficial biological inoculants. They would also have the opportunity to participate in a project we are developing with the USDA as part of a national Soil Health Initiative or the Navajo Nation as part of their Small-Scale Farm Initiative. An intern would have the opportunity to network with major agricultural institutions such as the USDA, the Bernalillo County Extension service, Western SARE and many more. We would also teach them the basics of food safety and farm business planning. Finally, there would be the opportunity to observe and possibly work with a professional bee keeper.

Contact: Minor Morgan - 505-379-1640, minormorgan@northvalleyorganics.com
Matthew Draper - 505-410-1648, flammaifer@gmail.com

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
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Business Opportunity

Albuquerque

Entry date:January 2, 2017

Las Huertas Farmer Training is a skills development program operated by Rio Grande Community Farm and dedicated to training both current and aspiring producers in organic farming techniques in the high desert of New Mexico and minimizing barriers faced by young and disadvantaged populations wishing to begin production farming.

Las Huertas training program offers a thorough and diversified understanding of what it takes to produce in arid environments over the long term, and provides beginning farmers a way to lessen the learning curve.

Visit http://riograndefarm.org/farmer-training-farm-incubator/ for application materials.

2017 course starts Mid-February. Applications are being accepted now!

1701 Montano Blvd.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
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Job

Arroyo Seco

Entry date:August 23, 2016

Need a single person to work 1-5 days in late Spring or early Summer: Cultivating seasonal crop of native grasses on 1 1/2 acres. This includes tilling, seeding & irrigating.
Need a single person 1-5 days in late Summer or Fall: Reaping and possible tilling and reseeding. Possibility of food & housing along with modest daily or hourly wage.

Hondo-Seco Rd (East of Crossroads)
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514
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Business Opportunity

Albuquerque

Entry date:July 26, 2016

We have 6 lots located in the middle of downtown East of Old Town. Would like to see if a farmer would consider a business partnership.

723 14th St. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
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Property for planting and growing a garden. 100 feet wide by 50 feet long to work with. Irrigation adjacent to property.

7105 4th ST NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
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Los Ranchos

Entry date:May 28, 2016

I have 8 planter boxes 26' X 6' irrigated looking to be farmed, I have in the past sold to farm and table tomato, bell pepper, eggplant and they loved my produce, it is not to late to start a fall garden.

208 Nico Trail NW
Los Ranchos, New Mexico 87114
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I need someone to disc, seed, irrigate, and mow a 1.25 acre parcel in the front of my home and do the same on a 1/2 acre parcel behind my home.
I have been planting forage crops but melons have worked in the past.
The property has ditch and pump irrigation.
Please call me as I don't use email.
Thanks

Rio Grande Blvd.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
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Job

Alameda

Entry date:May 25, 2016

Duration of position offered:June thru October
  • Paid position

I have three acres of which two are under cultivation. I also have a large area for herb and/or vegetable garden(s). At 65 years of age I need someone with mowing equipment to cut and bale my field (fescue / hy-bred grass hay. I can easily mentor someone about the process of flood irrigation--the how, the when, the why. Property has approx 22 large cottonwood trees. This Fall I would like to overplant my front and back field a drought resistant fescue (have just purchased the seed). I am willing to let someone plant any type of garden they would like and I have sufficient well water for watering purposes. I am on the "main" ditch and have water rights for flood irrigation. I also back-up to the clear ditch on my western boundary.

10537 4th Street, NW (Adjacent to Sandia Pueblo land)
Alameda, New Mexico 87114
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Alameda

Entry date:May 25, 2016

Duration of position offered:June thru October
  • Paid position

I have three acres of which two are under cultivation. I also have a large area for herb and/or vegetable garden(s). At 65 years of age I need someone with mowing equipment to cut and bale my field (fescue / hy-bred grass hay. I can easily mentor someone about the process of flood irrigation--the how, the when, the why. Property has approx 22 large cottonwood trees. This Fall I would like to overplant my front and back field a drought resistant fescue (have just purchased the seed). I am willing to let someone plant any type of garden they would like and I have sufficient well water for watering purposes. I am on the "main" ditch and have water rights for flood irrigation. I also back-up to the clear ditch on my western boundary.

10537 4th Street, NW (Adjacent to Sandia Pueblo land)
Alameda, New Mexico 87114
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Business Opportunity

Entry date:May 12, 2016

I need help planting, irrigating, managing my one acre field. If you want to plant something besides alfalfa that's ok too. Please call me as I don't do email.

9027 4th Street, NW
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Business Opportunity

Los Ranchos

Entry date:April 26, 2016

Our family owns approximately 12 acres on north Rio Grande Blvd., and are seeking to have someone to farm 10 acres. Currently there is a fescue grass crop on 4 acres in the back, and alfalfa planted on the 6 acres in the front of the property. We would like to have a farmer cut and bale both fields in exchange for taking the crop for their use or sale.

7200 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W.
Los Ranchos, New Mexico 87107
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Business Opportunity

westsidew

Entry date:April 22, 2016

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westsidew, Nebraska 98763
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Job

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

Entry date:April 5, 2016

Duration of position offered:Approximately 20-25 weeks
  • Paid position

2016 Employment Opportunity- Farm Worker Position

Overview
Heirloom tomatoes are a popular crop for many small-scale organic growers, bringing both a price premium and attracting numerous customers in search of “old-fashioned tomato” flavor. Our company, TomatoCulture LLC, is part of a fast-growing market for sustainable, locally produced food. We target local chefs, caterers and farmer’s market patrons who increasingly want to know the origin of their food and seek out chemical-free and unique products characterized by taste, quality and nutrition.

At its two-acre farm in Albuquerque’s North Valley, TomatoCulture follows sustainable farming practices drawn from the concepts of organic food production and permaculture. These practices include the use of cover crops and green manures to build soil structure and fertility; inter-planting and species diversity; integrated pest management, water efficiency, mulching, and minimal tilling.

We are seeking qualified individuals to join our team to support our operations and ensure a successful and profitable heirloom tomato crop for 2016. In addition to competitive wages, interested individuals will have a great opportunity to learn about sustainable and organic farming methods, permaculture principles, regenerative agriculture, and everything there is to know about growing delicious heirloom tomatoes. Please contact Peter Sinanian at the number above for consideration.

8529 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
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Internship

Cerrillos

Entry date:January 25, 2016

Duration of position offered:May 20 to July 17 2016
  • Housing available with position
  • Other

The Sustainable Living Internship program is a very special time at Ampersand. Our site comes to life as amazing folk gather for an intensive learning and community living experience. We share in a lifestyle that is abundant with the essentials.

Our rustic living conditions include, solar electricity, running rainwater (frugal use is expected with both), hot showers, an indoor bathroom with composting toilets, and wireless internet access. We cook primarily with solar ovens and live off rainwater that we harvest throughout the year. We build with earth and salvaged materials.

Living with Ampersand’s sustainable systems is an education in itself. We also teach workshops that the public is invited to. The internship includes several day field trips that highlight local culture, innovation and sustainable practices.

Our focus areas are organic gardening, natural building, land restoration, and sustainable food systems. There are formal classes included in the internship program including

Passive Solar Design
Solar Cooking and Sustainable Kitchens
Land Restoration
High Desert Gardening
Rain Harvesting
Greywater systems

We see sustainability as an approach to life, which includes our relationships with everything- our resources, our waste, our interactions with the earth and fellow humans. We take our work seriously and get great satisfaction from it. We also integrate a patient attitude that values an inquisitive, fun and peaceful work/live environment. This community comes together to support each other in our paths towards living harmoniously with the earth in a way that values our individual passions and visions.
See our website for the internship details, costs, scholarship opportunities, and application.

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center
Cerrillos, New Mexico 87010
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Apprenticeship

Truchas

Entry date:October 21, 2015

Duration of position offered:Eight months
  • Paid position
  • Housing available with position

This holistic orchard management apprenticeship at Tooley's Trees is an eight-month, professional training opportunity targeted at beginning agrarians committed to a life and career at the intersection of conservation and regenerative agriculture. NAP apprentices with Tooley's Trees will gain skills and experience in all aspects of running a successful tree nursery, including basic soil science geared toward healthy, productive soils; recognizing the difference between beneficial plants and weeds and between beneficial insects and pests;bench and bud grafting; fruit tree and nursery crop production, processing and marketing; drip irrigation installation and maintenance; making, processing and utilizing compost; healthy physical labor employing efficient and safe body mechanics; basic tractor driving skills, including backing a trailer; and a plethora of other skills tied to farming and orchard management.

The apprenticeship includes hands-on experience in all aspects of running a successful tree nursery:

1. Basic soil science geared toward healthy, productive soils and high-yielding plants;
2. Recognizing the difference between beneficial plants and weeds, and between insects and pests;
3. Planting bareroot trees in fabric root bags
4. Weed control strategies; be forewarned, we do a ton of hand weeding!
5. Bench and bud grafting;
6. Tree pruning;
7. Tree fruit production, processing and marketing;
8. Nursery crop production, and marketing;
9. Drip irrigation installation and maintenance;
10. Making, processing and utilizing compost;
11. Healthy physical labor employing efficient and safe body mechanics;
12. Basic tractor driving skills, including backing a trailer;
13. Basic building skills which might include building high tunnels, reapplying poly to high tunnels, building top-bar beehives, building sheds,fencing;
14. Correct use of products to manage disease, weed and insect control in both "conventional" and "organic" farming, with an understanding of why certain practices are used and why certain practices are either harmful or helpful;
15. A plethora of other skills tied to farming and orchard management;
16. Planting, maintaining (and eating from!) a home vegetable garden;
17. Keyline Plow design and implementation.
18. Top bar beekeeping
19. Working directly with customers who may need a lot of help deciding which trees to buy

Enthusiasm and a sincere commitment to regenerative agriculture and land stewardship are more important than experience, though experience with trees and/or farm work is a plus.

This is a full-time, intensive education and professional training program, forty-five to fifty hours a week. One of the joys as well as the challenges of farming is living and working with the rhythm of the seasons, and the work schedule follows the demands of season, weather, and nursery needs.

Tooley's Trees is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from late March through early November The apprentice will be assisting customers on those days, and getting time off on Monday, with the rest of the week focused on a variety of tasks on the tree farm.

A number of other activities may be incorporated into the apprentice schedule, depending on interests: tending to the beehives, additional work in the vegetable garden, infrastructure maintenance, research, keyline plow work.

Gordon and Margaret expect the apprentice to learn much over the course of his or her time at the nursery. An apprentice will ideally show up with the following on day one:
Willingness and ability to follow directions
Ability to work well as part of a team
Enthusiasm about plants
Curiosity and enthusiasm to learn
Courtesy and honesty
Ability to be prompt
Efficient and energetic work ethic with a willingness to learn safe body mechanics
Attention to detail
Willingness and preparedness to work in all weather conditions
Care and appreciation for tools and equipment protocols

Housing: The NAP apprentice will live in a thirty-foot Airstream trailer, located on the farm. It has a bedroom and a futon couch that unfolds into a second bed, a fully functional kitchen, electricity, heat, a humanure composting toilet and a shower. Internet service can be accessed in Margaret and Gordon's home.

Stipend: The monthly stipend is determined each year, based on available funding; it is typically around $700 take-home pay. This is paid at the end of each month.

Education Fund: The New Agrarian Program seeks to serve the professional interests of the apprentice whenever possible. Up to $1,500 will be available for the apprentice to buy small hand tools and attend workshops, classes, and/or conferences that are directly applicable to the apprenticeship program.

Time off: Apprentices will typically get Monday off. Our work pattern follows that of nature; when everything is busy and producing and growing, we do the same. When nature begins to slow down, we also slow down. Apprentices often have opportunities to take additional time off in August to visit family or attend a class or workshop, when the farm schedule can more easily accommodate this time away.

Food: The apprentice is responsible for taking care of his or her own food budget, but Tooley's Trees will provide a small additional monthly stipend for food. Additionally, the apprentice will be expected to put time into the home garden and will in turn have full access to garden produce.

Truchas, New Mexico
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Apprenticeship

Durango

Entry date:October 21, 2015

Duration of position offered:Eight months
  • Paid position
  • Housing available with position

James Ranch Artisan Cheese manages a small herd of Jersey cows for the production of raw milk and small-batch cheeses in the beautiful Animas Valley near Durango, Colorado. Operated by Dan and Becca James, James Ranch Artisan Cheese is one of several family-run enterprises on the larger James Ranch. This dairy and cheesemaking apprenticeship offers professional training for aspiring agrarians committed to a life and career at the intersection of conservation, sustainable agriculture, and artisan foods. The apprenticeship includes hands-on experience with all aspects of dairy operation and cheese production, including low-stress animal handling, milking, cheese making, affinage, biological monitoring, marketing, financial planning, Holistic Management, and land stewardship.

The apprentice will work and learn during the intense time of the year (March-November), and so will need to come prepared to work hard and see the immediate and rewarding results of their efforts. Although the apprentice will get to know Becca and spend time learning from her, the bulk of apprentice learning will occur while working with Dan and Claire. This eight-month apprenticeship has been offered through an ongoing partnership between James Ranch Artisan Cheese and the Quivira Coalition New Agrarian Program since 2010.

The apprentice will receive hands-on experience in dairy management and cheesemaking, as well as other activities required on a diversified farm.

This person will work closely six days a week with Dan and Claire milking cows, moving the herd, making cheese, and maintaining the cheesemaking and aging facilities. In addition, a number of other activities may be incorporated into the day, depending on the apprentice's interests: care of laying hens, pasture management, bookkeeping, herd health, care of pigs, irrigation, chicken/turkey butchering (late summer). Time off during these months is limited. Fall is a slower time of year, with more time for visiting family, attending workshops, etc...

This is a full-time, intensive education and professional training program requiring fifty to sixty hours a week, sometimes more and sometimes less. One of the joys as well as the challenges of farming is living and working with the rhythm of the seasons, and the work schedule follows the demands of season, weather, and animal needs.

Enthusiasm and a sincere commitment to sustainable agriculture and food production are more important than experience, though experience with large animals and dairy is a plus. Due to the limited time available (eight months isn't that long to learn everything about cheese and dairy!), apprentices only get a small taste of the other James Ranch family enterprises. We understand that many of our applicants are interested in someday running a diversified farming operation of their own, but we want to be sure that all potential apprentices are excited about the FOCUSED nature of this training opportunity with James Ranch Artisan Cheese.

Stipend: The monthly stipend is determined each year, based on available funding; it is typically around $700 take-home pay. This is paid bi-weekly, and can be directly deposited to your bank. The stipend may or may not cover monthly expenses for the apprentice based on his or her needs and lifestyle. The position does not allow time for a second job, so the apprentice should consider his or her budgetary needs before applying to this position.

Housing: The apprentice will share a beautiful two-bedroom apartment on the ranch, located above the ranch store and cheese room, with Claire Persichetti, the James Ranch herd manager. He or she is expected to maintain a clean space. All utilities are included in housing at no additional cost to the apprentice, though the apprentice is expected to be conscientious about energy use.

Education Fund: The New Agrarian Program seeks to serve the professional interests of the apprentice whenever possible. Up to $1500 will be available for the apprentice to attend workshops, classes, and/or conferences that are directly applicable to the apprenticeship program. These funds may be utilized to reimburse travel and registration expenses.

Time off: One day off per week provides a healthy break for the apprentice. There may be times when a day off is not possible, but other times (especially in the fall) when two days off per week might make more sense. The work pattern follows that of nature; when everything is busy and producing and growing, farmers do the same. When nature begins to slow down, there is a natural decline in activity. Some apprentices save up days off so they can take several consecutive days to go visit family or attend a class or workshop, when the ranch/dairy schedule can accommodate this time away.

Food: Apprentices will be responsible for taking care of their own food budget, but the James Ranch will make some contributions of meat, cheese, milk, eggs, and some veggies that are produced on the ranch.

Durango, Colorado
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Apprenticeship

Saguache

Entry date:October 21, 2015

Duration of position offered:8 months
  • Paid position
  • Housing available with position

The San Juan Ranch is a certified organic, grass-based cattle ranch located in the San Luis Valley of Colorado offering a professional training opportunity for aspiring agrarians committed to a life and career at the intersection of conservation and sustainable agriculture. This eight-month apprenticeship has been offered through an ongoing partnership between the San Juan Ranch and the Quivira Coalition New Agrarian Program since 2009. As of the spring of 2016, we will have successfully trained and graduated eight apprentices and one foreman-in-training.

The apprentice will receive hands-on experience with a cow-calf and grass-finishing operation, including Holistic Management, low-stress animal handling, animal husbandry, herding, biological monitoring, land stewardship and introductory financial planning.

The apprentice will work closely six days a week with George, Julie, and Martha on a variety of ranching tasks including: daily cattle care: feeding, health monitoring, and pasture movements; building and maintaining ranch infrastructure (fences, water pipelines, vehicles); pasture planning; analyzing and planning for nutritional needs of cattle at each stage of grass finishing process; monitoring forage quality and utilization; maintaining certified organic, certified humane handling, and CattleMax records; financial analysis and decisions.

Enthusiasm and a sincere commitment to sustainable agriculture and food production are important and applicants with livestock experience are preferred. Physical strength and stamina are required.

This apprenticeship is physically, emotionally, and intellectually challenging. The apprentice will be the only apprentice and one of very few employees at the San Juan Ranch. If accepted, from March to November of 2016 you will:
Work outside much of the time, often engaged in monotonous and extremely physical activities.
Live in a rural place, near a small town with few amenities or neighbors.
Live in close proximity to your mentors and respect their homes and property.
Work closely with a small team, day after day.
Work closely with your mentors daily, adding independent tasks as skills and ability allow. Maintain high work quality standards even when working independently.
Have one day off a week to attend to personal matters during your apprenticeship.
Receive a stipend of approximately $700 a month.
Learn a tremendous amount about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, how a small-scale sustainable agriculture operation works, and if a career in agriculture is really for you.
Stipend: The monthly stipend is determined each year, based on available funding; it is typically around $700 take-home pay. This is paid at the end of each month, and can be directly deposited to your bank. The stipend may or may not cover monthly expenses for the apprentice based on his or her needs and lifestyle. The position does not allow time for a second job, so the apprentice should consider his or her budgetary needs before applying to this position.

Housing: Apprentice housing takes a few different forms, including classic Silver Streak trailers on site at the ranch, rented housing nearby, and a house at the family farm. Housing location is been dependent on season and where cattle are located. Heat and water are included in housing and are not additional expenses for the apprentice - though we do ask that you be conscientious of your energy use. Please note: housing can be provided only for the apprentice. Pets, spouses, significant others, and/or children cannot be accommodated on the ranch.

Time Off: The apprentice will have one fixed day off a week. If an apprentice needs additional days for specific activities, he or she should let the mentors know as soon as possible. Be aware that the ranch and the herd dictate workflow over the course of the apprenticeship.

Food: The apprentice will receive partial board in the form of access to the ranch's beef. The ranch makes bulk purchases of staple foods, and apprentices are more than welcome to buy from those bulk purchases or add to that order. In summer, the ranch garden (tended by apprentice and mentors) provides a significant amount of produce available to the apprentice. In addition, a group meal will occur regularly, provided by the ranch; planning and preparing this meal will be a shared activity.

Education Stipend: Limited additional funding will be available for professional development opportunities during the apprenticeship, including conferences, workshops and trainings pertinent to the apprenticeship, and directly linked to sustainable agriculture.

Saguache, Colorado
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Internship

Albuquerque

Entry date:September 4, 2015

Duration of position offered:6 months
  • Paid position
  • Other

Work is the growing season May through October 2016. Position pays $7.75/hourly for Part-Time work at 20 hours per week.
Interns will start seeds, transplant seedlings, use hand tools and maintain them, weed, assist other farmers, assist with farm tours and educational programs, attend a farmer meeting once a week, assist with planning farm activities, learn how to and assist with harvesting of produce, herbs and flowers. This position includes working one weekend day. Intern must have their own transportation.

1305 Blake SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
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Internship

Albuquerque

Entry date:June 15, 2015

Duration of position offered:9 months

We are looking for a student intern to work directly with the MRCOG's Agriculture Collaborative. This is a 9 month position for a student intern.
Please send email to asimon@mrcog-nm.gov for a detailed scope of work.

809 Copper Avenue, NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
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Business Opportunity

Los Ranchos

Entry date:May 6, 2015

Lease quarter acre with water private access references and backround required
Summer fall
200 a month

Los Ranchos, New Mexico
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