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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 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 Caminos del Valle's event.

Join Caminos del Valle on a short nature walk to observe the nature that is in our own backyard.
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Family Friendly Nature Walk-everyone welcome

Feb 19, 1:00pm

Alamosa Disc Golf Course

Join Caminos del Valle for a new walk! This will be a short nature walk through the Alamosa Ranch staring at the Disc Golf course (5616 N River Rd). We will look for animal signs including coyote dens...

Family Friendly Nature Walk-everyone welcome

2 weeks ago

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February Bench Finishing Workday

Feb 25, 10:00am

Rio Grande Farm Park

Join us to sand and finish the beautiful benches for our new outdoor classroom! A small group of volunteers came together last weekend to build the benches, but now we need more help to sand and stain...

February Bench Finishing Workday

2 weeks ago

Rio Grande Farm Park added 6 new photos — with Salai Taylor and 3 others.

A small (but very mighty) group of volunteers came together Saturday to build benches for the park's outdoor classroom. Thank you to our hardworking volunteers, and especially to Jim for guiding us, lending us your tools and letting us use your beautiful workshop! Also a big thank you to Alamosa Building Supply for giving us a discount on material. We can't wait to see these out at the park!
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2 weeks ago

A small (but very mighty) group of volunteers came together Saturday to build benches for the parks outdoor classroom. Thank you to our hardworking volunteers, and especially to Jim for guiding us, lending us your tools and letting us use your beautiful workshop! Also a big thank you to Alamosa Building Supply for giving us a discount on material. We cant wait to see these out at the park!

Rio Grande Farm Park shared their event.

Looking for something to do this weekend?? Don't forget about our food preservation workshop! We will be discussing safety, canning, freezing, fermenting, and drying--and you can even take home a jar of what we make!
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Food Preservation Workshop

Feb 4, 10:00am

Alamosa Presbyterian

Our January workshop is being moved to Saturday, February 4th. Join us from 10 AM - 1 PM at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church to learn about various Food Preservation methods unique to our altitude. We ...

Food Preservation Workshop

4 weeks ago

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