Contact informationFarm Address:
461 Valverde Commons Dr
Taos, New Mexico , 87571
Primary Contact: Matt Cogorno
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: VetCorps offers veterans and their families a service opportunity to engage in a 2nd Mission: feeding local children and the community. VetCorps members participate in agricultural projects at Not Forgotten Outreach and engage in therapeutic activities to strengthen the ability of veterans to transition successfully into civilian life. This position will be demanding both physically and mentally as you learn and engage in agricultural projects. Agricultural projects will include hydroponics, traditional row crops, and animal husbandry. All VetCorps members will receive both personal and professional development training in topics such as hydroponics, USDA food safety, beekeeping, seed saving, row crops, permaculture, acequias, land revitalization, farm business tactics, marketing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, and “whole health” lifestyle skills.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 3/15/2021
Internship Ends: 8/20/2021
Number of Internship Available: Ongoing
Application Deadline: 3/8/2021
Minimum Length of Stay: Full Term
TO APPLY AND FOR FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION, FILL OUT APPLICATION AT THE BELOW LINK:
VetCorps is a 6-month service program focusing on agriculture, farming, raising animals, and working together in crews to accomplish community goals. Additionally, all members will receive comprehensive agricultural training, along with classes to help with reintegration. All service members receive biweekly stipend (equaling $11.69/hour)
Educational Opportunities: VetCorps provides training in hydroponics, USDA food safety, beekeeping, seed saving, row crops, permaculture, acequias, land revitalization, farm business tactics, marketing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, and “whole health” lifestyle skills.
Skills Desired: All military veterans and military family members are encouraged to apply.
Meals: No, but members often take home part of what they grow on the farm.
Stipend: Yes, biweekly stipend equaling $11.69/hour
Preferred method of Contact: Email