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Abiquiu, NM 87510
Contact: Lisa Anderson
Last Updated: 01-11-2019
General Description: Abiquiu is a picturesque area only 10 minutes away from Lake Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch. There are lots of great spots for swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, rafting, camping, and more.
We are a Certified Organic small family farm growing vegetables on a little less than two acres for sale at the Santa Fe and Taos Farmers' Market and local restaurants.
Internship Starts: spring 2019 -April or May
Internship Ends: Fall 2019 - September/October
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 weeks
Meals: Group dinners would be common, but interns will be expected to feed themselves most of the time. The farm will provide produce as it becomes available, and we can also provide interns with bulk items for cooking if desired.
Skills Desired: Farming experience is not necessary since this is meant to be an educational experience. We are looking for people who are eager to learn, willing to try new things, wake up early, work hard, and communicate well. Our work can often be tedious and strenuous as well as hot and dry, willingness to tolerate these conditions is necessary. Tolerance for small children is also helpful.
Educational Opportunities: Interns would learn about growing food organically from seed to sale. They would also learn about traditional acequia irrigation as well as drip irrigation, reduced tillage farming, organic pest control methods, cover cropping and high tunnel growing. Opportunities also exist for learning about raising dairy goats, as well as cheese making, bread making, and food preservation.
Stipend: pay is varied based on experience and housing arrangements.
Housing: Housing is a small camper. There is an outdoor kitchen and shower. Tent camping also an option.
Preferred method Of Contact: email
Internship Details: Early mornings and some long days would be spent planting, transplanting, harvesting, washing, and weeding. Opportunities to help at Saturday market for those interested.
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