Farm at the Park

New Farmers Wanted

The Rio Grande Farm Park is proud to announce openings in our Farm Incubator program for the Spring of 2017.  Any aspiring farmers are encouraged to secure plots in order to grow produce for themselves, their families, or to sell commercially. There are two program options: Family Plots and Commercial Plots.

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Farmers will receive training in agricultural and marketing skills as well as have the opportunity to try out farming with support from the Farm Park staff. The Farm Park encourages low-income individuals, young farmers, and veterans to apply.

Garden Plot Applications are available online.  Download the .pdf application, fill it out, and either drop by the Local Foods Coalition at 412 State Street, Alamosa; email  to director.rgfp@gmail.com; or send to PO Box 181, Alamosa, CO 81101.

Print applications are also available at the Local Foods Coalition (412 State Ave, Alamosa) Mondays through Wednesdays from 9am-5pm. To secure a plot or for more information, please contact Julie Mordecai (719-580-0379director.rgfp@gmail.com) or Bryce Hostetler (620-253-4940; education.rgfp@gmail.com).

Family Garden Plot Application:

Download and print out the Family Garden .pdf application
Families and individuals are encouraged to apply for  1/8 of an acre plots.  There will be no fee for use of these plots during 2017. However, each household, or his/her designee, will be asked to volunteer to work for a total of six (6) hours on manager-assigned projects at the RGFP.

Commercial Garden Plot Application:

Download and print out the Commercial Garden.pdf application
Anyone who is interested in selling their produce commercial via Alamosa Farmers’ Markets, the Valley Roots Food Hub, or other marketplaces should apply for a Commercial Garden Plot. These plots are rented out in 1/4 acre increments.  Please contact us for price details.



RGFP is a 1% For The Planet non-profit

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Mark your calendars! The Rio Grande Farm Park has some exciting opportunities coming up.

If you would like more information or want to help with these events email Amber at volunteers.rgfp@gmail.com
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Mark your calendars! The Rio Grande Farm Park has some exciting opportunities coming up. 

If you would like more information or want to help with these events email Amber at volunteers.rgfp@gmail.com

Rio Grande Farm Park added 3 new photos.

Thank you to all the volunteers that came out last Saturday to help stain new picnic tables and benches, create a compost bioreactor, and fill 5 trash bags with things found around the park.
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Thank you to all the volunteers that came out last Saturday to help stain new picnic tables and benches, create a compost bioreactor, and fill 5 trash bags with things found around the park.

Rio Grande Farm Park shared Weekends on the Rio's post.

Planning for this summer's Weekends on the Rio is well under way! Stayed tuned and follow the Weekends on the Rio page for more updates.
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The rainy weather and snow covered mountains has us thinking about playing on the river this summer... Stay tuned for updates on this summer's Weekends on the Rio activities! We already have some exc...

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Planning for this summers Weekends on the Rio is well under way! Stayed tuned and follow the Weekends on the Rio page for more updates.

Rio Grande Farm Park shared their event.

Don't forget about our workday on Saturday! Meet us at the Farm Park at 10 AM to help us finish our benches, new picnic tables, and create compost bioreactors.

See you there!
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March Workday

Mar 25, 10:00am

Rio Grande Farm Park

Let's celebrate this beautiful Spring weather by getting outside to work on the farm! Our normal outdoor workday season will begin Saturday, March 25th from 10 AM to 1 PM with our March workday at the...

March Workday

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The 9th Annual Homegrown Food Retreat will take place April 8th, 2017 in Ignacio, Colorado. Come together with people from across the region to talk about issues in the local food world and to dive deep into ideas and skills to create positive change from the ground up.

Visit www.growingpartners.org/2017-homegrown-food-retreat.html to learn all the details and register before March 31st.
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7 days ago

The 9th Annual Homegrown Food Retreat will take place April 8th, 2017 in Ignacio, Colorado. Come together with people from across the region to talk about issues in the local food world and to dive deep into ideas and skills to create positive change from the ground up. 

Visit http://www.growingpartners.org/2017-homegrown-food-retreat.html to learn all the details and register before March 31st.

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