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looking for 2014 farm interns

looking for 2014 farm interns

Wanna join us on the farm in 2014? We're accepting applications for 1-2 interns to help with planting and harvesting, processing and storing produce, weeding and mulching, and selling produce at market or delivering donated produce to communities in need. Our farm is a seven-acre, off-grid organic homestead in

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view our seed banks

Watch a short video from our seed bank in Urique.

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tarahumara scholarships

tarahumara scholarships

Barefoot Seeds offers $1,000 student-athlete scholarships each year to young Tarahumara. The scholarships support the cost of school, including tuition, books, clothing, uniforms, food, and lodging. Scholarships also cover passports and travel to races. Two 2013 scholarship recipients are 16-year-old Silvestre Rascon and his 13-year-old sister, Catalina Rascon. They are indigenous

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the old ball game

It was the second most amazing athletic performance I had ever witnessed, and though I was in Mexico’s Copper Canyons with the Tarahumara, it had nothing to do with barefoot running. I was waiting for Arnulfo—yes, that Arnulfo, the huarache-clad Tarahumara runner featured in the bestselling book Born to Run. The

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seeds of hope

This winter, Barefoot Farm has worked with Tarahumara farmers in Mexico's Copper Canyons to grow out ancestral varieties of corn and bean seeds. Thousands of pounds of seed is being harvested and stored for the Tarahumara. The indigenous farmers grew the seed themselves and were paid for their labor. Now

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hungry runners

Despite widespread fame in the United States, the Tarahumara have no food or water. Crippling drought has destroyed their food and seed crops. Here is a short three-minute video of Tarahumara farmers describing the famine and drought:

Barefoot Farm in Sports Illustrated

Barefoot Farm in Sports Illustrated

A story about Barefoot Farm's work with the drought-imperiled Tarahumara of Mexico's Copper Canyons appears in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. You can read it here. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1194740/index.htm

trail blazers return and intern says farewell

The Trail Blazers returned to Douglass Falls and Barefoot Farm earlier this week, and I was fortunate enough to be able to host them at the farm. It was almost an entirely new group of kids this time, but word traveled fast, and as soon as they got off the

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la capilla

la capilla

Most of the farm workers in western North Carolina don't get to eat the produce that they harvest. Instead, their meager wages only allow them to buy cheap, processed, packaged foods. To help address this inequity, Barefoot Farm is donating all of its produce to Hispanic workers and their families

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