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The Neem Karoli Baba Ashram is currently seeking a Farm Manager to carry our
developing 5 acre permaculture farm into a new level of productiveness and
organization. The farm is completing its 5th
presence by furthering the many permaculture and production goals. The farm
offers two exsisting greenhouses, an 800 sq ft, unheated high tunnel which has
been cultivated in both summer and winter along with a smaller 480 sq ft heated
greenhouse mostly used for starts. We have a Ford 500 45 hp tractor with tiller and
reciprocating mower. There is budget to locate and purchase other implements,
most needed being a brush hog. The farm has been irrigated both by drip irrigation
and through flood irrigation from the local acequia (traditional irrigation ditch
created by the Spanish). We are in process with the NRCS to build a 3000 sq ft
acequia/roof catchment fed pond with set sprinkler irrigation. This project will
begin construction in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014.
We have been intensively cultivating around an acre of annual vegetable crops
as well as maintaining an orchard, cut flower garden and medicinal herb garden.
Oversight and furthering of all exsisting elements as well as identification and
implementation of larger perennial cash crops are the bulk of this job. Marketing
and interface with the ashram and broader community outlets make up the rest.
Taos is a forward thinking community with a large farmers market and many
restaurants committed to supporting local agriculture. Santa Fe, Los Alamos and
Albuquerque offer other, yet unsought, markets.
We seek a committed, experienced, inspired and energetic individual to carry these
tasks forward with organization, planning, accountability and oversight. We offer
room and board as well as a salary and incentives to be negotiated. Please send a
cover letter, resume and references to…