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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.

Get Involved: Spring 2017 Event Schedule

We have plenty of events planned for April and May. Check out the schedule.

Join the “Friends of Rio Grande Farm Park”:

Read all about the Friends

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 by the Guatemalan community using traditional Mayan farming techniques and explore the apple orchard that was planted last summer. 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 2016 …

  • the farm will support 5 farmers with plots of one acre or less. They will learn to farm in our environment and share equipment; and
  • there will be 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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Rio Grande Farm Park shared their event.

Our Earth Day work day is THIS Saturday! Festivities begin at 9 AM--breakfast, tree planting, games, clean up, and more--feel free to come for the whole day or stop by to plant a tree when you can. See you there!
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Earth Day Workday

Apr 22, 9:00am

Rio Grande Farm Park

The Rio Grande Farm Park is teaming up with Valley-Wide Health Systems and San Luis Valley Social Ops to bring you an Earth Day Workday "Grow a tree, Grow a Community." Meet us at the Rio Grande Farm ...

Earth Day Workday

3 days ago

Rio Grande Farm Park shared Perennial Plate's Our Heart Within Us.

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The inspiring story of Mayan Refugees from Guatemala, who came to Colorado in the 80s and through farming with their community have been able to hold on to a piece of their home. for the full ten min...

5 days ago

Rio Grande Farm Park shared Alamosa Community Greenhouse's post.

What an exciting season! We can't wait for the Farm Park to be blooming like the Community Greenhouse is :)
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Alamosa Community Greenhouse will host its Open House and annual plant sale on Saturday, May 20, 10 am - 1 pm. Audrey and Judy are busily repotting the seedlings started by Audrey.

1 week ago

What an exciting season! We cant wait for the Farm Park to be blooming like the Community Greenhouse is :)

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