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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Some great pictures from our Earth Day workday--thanks Krista Kai for putting this together and for helping to make the event possible!
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What a great turnout we had for our Social Ops Earth Day event! Thank you Valley-Wide for sponsoring this event! A special thank you to Rio Grande Farm Park for allowing us to partner with you!

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Earth Day at the Rio Grande Farm Park. 50 volunteers! Thank you so much for helping us plant 285 trees!

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! Valley Health Systems for amazing food and social ops, ASU for providing youth programming, Krista Garcia for co-creating the event and painting our tree mural, Louis Middaugh for inspiring the project and coming up with our Earth Day motto "grow a tree - grow a community!" A big shout out to the volunteers that stayed until 4:30 pm.-Kristina Steinberg, Gary Waggoner, Donna Mabry, Zach Richardson, Amber Middleton, and Bryce Hostetler. Last but not least welcome to our new farm manager Jesse Marchildon! Photos courtesy of Carmille Garcia.
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Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! Valley Health Systems for amazing food and social ops, ASU for providing youth programming, Krista Garcia for co-creating the event and painting our tree mu...

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Earth Day at the Rio Grande Farm Park.  50 volunteers!  Thank you so much for helping us plant 285 trees!

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! Valley Health Systems for amazing food and social ops, ASU for providing youth programming, Krista Garcia for co-creating the event and painting our tree mural, Louis Middaugh for inspiring the project and coming up with our Earth Day motto grow a tree - grow a community! A big shout out to the volunteers that stayed until 4:30 pm.-Kristina Steinberg, Gary Waggoner, Donna Mabry, Zach Richardson, Amber Middleton, and Bryce Hostetler. Last but not least welcome to our new farm manager Jesse Marchildon! Photos courtesy of Carmille Garcia.

Rio Grande Farm Park added 19 new photos to the album: Earth Day at the Farm Park — with Judy Luckhart at Rio Grande Farm Park.

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! Valley Health Systems for amazing food and social ops, ASU for providing youth programming, Krista Garcia for co-creating the event and painting our tree mural, Louis Middaugh for inspiring the project and coming up with our Earth Day motto "grow a tree - grow a community!" A big shout out to the volunteers that stayed until 4:30 pm.-Kristina Steinberg, Gary Waggoner, Donna Mabry, Zach Richardson, Amber Middleton, and Bryce Hostetler. Last but not least welcome to our new farm manager Jesse Marchildon! Photos courtesy of Carmille Garcia.
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Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! Valley Health Systems for amazing food and social ops, ASU for providing youth programming, Krista Garcia for co-creating the event and painting our tree mu...

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Thank you so much to all of our volunteers! Valley Health Systems for amazing food and social ops, ASU for providing youth programming, Krista Garcia for co-creating the event and painting our tree mural, Louis Middaugh for inspiring the project and coming up with our Earth Day motto grow a tree - grow a community!  A big shout out to the volunteers that stayed until 4:30 pm.-Kristina Steinberg, Gary Waggoner, Donna Mabry, Zach Richardson, Amber Middleton,  and Bryce Hostetler.  Last but not least welcome to our new farm manager Jesse Marchildon!  Photos courtesy of Carmille Garcia.

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

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