Rio Grande Community Farm (RGCF) is excited to announce that we have been selected as an Americorps Program Services Agency for 2010/2011. We will be hiring several farm interns to help develop small scale sustainable agriculture in Bernalillo county. RGCF will be working with the American Friends Service Committee and the Bernalillo County Extension Service in developing the infrastructure to support small scale sustainable farms in Albuquerque. The model calls for Americorps members to assist small scale farms during the growing season and then assist in the off season by coming together as the “We Get er Done!” work crew. The work crew will spend 3 months moving from farm to farm and completing infrastructure projects- at no cost to the farmer! (except for materials).
Diane Denish, ChairPerson for the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism had this to say: “Nonprofit farms provide a host of benefits to New Mexicans, including summer camps and service learning programs. Thanks to this funding, the Rio Grande Community Farm can partner with New Mexico State University and the American Friends Service Committee to utilize AmeriCorps members as agents of change while supporting the operations of the farm. We should all praise partnerships like these.”
For further information contact Minor Morgan, RGCF Executive Director at (505) 379-1640. Currently, we have filled all our Americorp positions.