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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 into Summer 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”:

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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 added an event.

Our May workday will be this Saturday, May 27th from 9 AM until about 1 PM. The weather should be beautiful, but the sun will be strong so bring a hat and dress accordingly. We will bring coffee and some light snacks, but feel free to bring a snack or a dish to share as well.

For this work day we will be transplanting strawberry plants, planting our new pumpkin patch, spreading flower seeds along the irrigation ditch, replanting the asparagus plants, possibly planting perennial plants, and caring for our trees. Feel free to bring the kids along since some of these tasks are kid friendly.

If you have extra pollinator flower seeds or perennial plants that you won't miss we would be grateful for donations.

We hope to see you all on Saturday! Please email Amber at volunteers.rgfp@gmail.com or Kris at steinbergk@vwhs.org for any questions.
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May Workday

May 27, 9:00am

Rio Grande Farm Park

Our May workday will be this Saturday, May 27th from 9 AM until about 1 PM. The weather should be beautiful, but the sun will be strong so bring a hat and dress accordingly. We will bring coffee and s...

May Workday

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Rio Grande Farm Park added 3 new photos.

Some photos from yesterday's dog shelter walk at Valley Humane League. Thank you everyone who came out to enjoy this fun walk & helped excersize the shelter dogs! Make sure to check out our schedule of walks for the day on our page!
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Some photos from yesterdays dog shelter walk at Valley Humane League. Thank you everyone who came out to enjoy this fun walk & helped excersize the shelter dogs! Make sure to check out our schedule of walks for the day on our page!

Come out and enjoy this beautiful day! We have several walks planned today starting at 7 AM with a bird lovers walk. Check out the poster below for more info. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come out and enjoy this beautiful day! We have several walks planned today starting at 7 AM with a bird lovers walk. Check out the poster below for more info.

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Don't forget about the Caminos del Valle walks tonight! Join the Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley at 4 PM or join a slower paced walk at the Senior Center at 5 PM.
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Today's Walking Events for our Mother's Day Weekend of Walks: 1. 11:00-1:00 PM Walking Movement Leader Training at San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (at office on State Ave) 2. 5:00-6:00 PM Walk...

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Dont forget about the Caminos del Valle walks tonight! Join the Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley at 4 PM or join a slower paced walk at the Senior Center at 5 PM.

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Please join us today or tomorrow at 11.
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Want to be supported to lead weekly, monthly or once and awhile community walks? Consider coming to a free leader training session tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 11:00-1:00 pm! You will be suppo...

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Please join us today or tomorrow at 11.

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