North Valley Organics
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:30PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
605 Sandia Rd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107
Primary Contact: Matthew Draper
Secondary Contact: Minor Morgan
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "We are 3-acre urban farm in located Albuquerque's North Valley. We grow certified-organic vegetables for sale to local school districts, farmer's markets, and CSAs in the Rio Grande valley. We are a USDA-certified training site for those interested in principles of soil health and organic agriculture. We use a living mulch, minimal till cover-crop system for growing fresh market vegetables that allows us to farm intensively while simultaneously feeding our soil. Our principal cash crops are tomatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, carrots, peas and green beans. All of our practices are inspired by the biodynamic worldview and values as well as the permaculture principal of holistic ecosystem management. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/1/2023
Internship Ends: 12/15/2023
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: Full season
“For the 2023 season, we are looking for one qualified individual to join our team as an part-time Assistant Farmer from May – December. Assistant Farmers will work 12 hours a week, and will be involved in all aspects of farming including field prep, planting, harvesting, marketing, infrastructure work and farm planning.”
Educational Opportunities: "As a USDA-certified training facility, we have a lot of educational opportunities to offer. All members of our team will be immersed in the sustainable, organic farming practices we use including living mulch systems, cover cropping, crop rotation, irrigation management and the use of beneficial biological inoculants. Our farm has an intellectual culture, so field days are generally full of great discussions about the present and future of agriculture. We have also organized tours for our staff of other organic farms in the Albuquerque area. Finally, team members will have the opportunity to network with our partners in major agricultural institutions such as the USDA, the Bernalillo County Extension service, Western SARE and many more. "
Skills Desired: "We are seeking individuals with a long term interest in small-scale sustainable agriculture in New Mexico. To join our team, a 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 being or working outdoors, particularly in the southwest or other arid climates. All candidates are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, have health insurance and to comply with safety standards on the farm. "
Meals: "Staff members are be expected to bring their own meals to work, but also have access to farm produce for personal use. "
Stipend: We pay $12/hour in addition to unlimited access to our produce.
Housing: "We do not provide housing, but our farm is located in the city of Albuquerque, where there are numerous options for affordable housing. "
Preferred method of Contact: E-mail or Phone