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The Rio Grande Farm Park is celebrating Earth Day a day early on April 21st from 9 AM- 1 PM. Milagros Coffee House and the Rotary Club of Alamosa have joined us in a goliath effort to plant hundreds of trees and shrubs on the land! Afterward, we will simply enjoy nature with a picnic and some live music. This is a celebration for the entire family, as ALMA will lead a kids music circle and our Education Coordinator, Peter, will lead an environmental activity.

Get Involved: Volunteer workdays are held the first Saturday of each month, weather permitting

Join the “Friends of Rio Grande Farm Park”:

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Our land, and our connection to it, is disappearing.  Whether rural or urban, there’s a constant struggle between conserving and developing a rich and beautiful piece of land.  Fortunately, the property that was the Polston Elementary school has become the Rio Grande Farm Park, formerly the Healthy Living Park.

As it is now … folks can stroll across the Rio Grande from downtown across a pedestrian bridge. From there, they can take a lot of trails to view the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, watch water fowl, and breathe fresh, clear air. During the summer, you can watch the progress of crops grown with regenerative farming techniques and explore the apple orchard. Frequently, groups of volunteers gather to improve and enjoy the land.

Planning phase is going strong… as business, marketing, and capital campaign programs are under development. The master plan is heading into the design phase with substantial help from community input.

Each year there are new programs and activities.  In 2017 …

  • The farm supported 8 incubator farmers with plots of one acre or less.
  • There were community workshops on topics such as organic farming, building soil with green manure, and permaculture techniques.

Read  about Our story.

Location: The Rio Grande Farm Park, formerly the Healthy Living Park, is located at the east entrance of Alamosa in south-central Colorado onHwy 17 just north of Hwy 160.

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RGFP is a 1% For The Planet non-profit

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We are working super hard to finish all the volunteer's winter projects in time for the April 21st #EarthDay celebration at the Farm Park from 9 AM-1 PM
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We are working super hard to finish all the volunteers winter projects in time for the April 21st #EarthDay celebration at the Farm Park from 9 AM-1 PM
📷s: Car Gar

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Thanks again to Daniel Fullmer of Tierra Vida Farm for sharing your approach to high production, #NoTill farming!

#SoilHealth #RegenerativeAgriculture #morganic
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Thanks again to Daniel Fullmer of Tierra Vida Farm for sharing your approach to high production, #NoTill farming! 

#SoilHealth #RegenerativeAgriculture #morganic

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