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Volunteer

All are welcome and appreciated at our monthly workdays.  They are held the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting. Typically, they start at 9am and last until noon.  We’d love to see you — stay for a bit or the entire morning!

If you’d like, download a Volunteer Application Form or  contact Kris Steinberg at steinbergk@vwhs.org   if you have specific interests.

All abilities and skills are welcome, especially:2014-workday-summer-03

  • Landscaping knowledge
  • Woodworking skills
  • Gardening ability
  • Farming experience
  • And a willingness to have fun!

If you are interested in volunteering in the office, contact Julie Mordecai at mordecai@gojade.org or 719-580-0379

Join an action group

Please visit our Action Groups page.

Learn about the farm program

We are beginning a Farmer Training Program, where individuals or families can rent a plot of land on the park property and farm. The program will provide assistance and training for the beginning farmers. For more information, please contact Julie Mordecai, Park Director at: mordecai@gojade.org or call 719/580-0379.

Donate equipment

The Land Use Action Group created a Wish List. The group is looking for a few items that will make the farming of the land much easier. New farmers would be able to share equipment and tools and RGFP would help them kickstart their mini-farms with these needed implements:

  • Tractor (at least 60 horse power)
  • Tool Bar (at least 8 feet)
  • Bed Shaper (at least 5.5 to 6ft. span)
  • A Frame 3 pt. hitch (depends on tractor)
  • Mower (Rotary or Flail)
  • Tiller (at least 6 ft.)
  • Cultivator (preferably a Harriston)
  • Blade (mechanical or hydraulic)
  • Utility Truck for hauling and patrolling the land
  • Tools to include hammers, pliers, hand augers, machetes, drill and wrench sets, pitch forks, ascythe, sickle, seed drills.
  • 12-foot step ladder
  • Weed Eater-stolen this summer from our tool shed
  • Bush Hog or High Wheel Mower
  • Heavy Duty Wood Chipper

If you have any of these items to donate or sale at a reduced amount, please contact Julie Mordecai at 719-580-0379.

Donate funds

Please visit our Donate page.



RGFP is a 1% For The Planet non-profit

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What a beautiful day morning to spend at the Rio Grande Farm Park! Thank you volunteers for helping weed the strawberry, pumpkin, and asparagus patches (and the playground).

P.S. check out the currants and strawberries growing in the orchard.
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What a beautiful day morning to spend at the Rio Grande Farm Park! Thank you volunteers for helping weed the strawberry, pumpkin, and asparagus patches (and the playground). 

P.S. check out the currants and strawberries growing in the orchard.

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We hope to see you this weekend at the Farm Park Workday! Make sure to bring thick work gloves and dress for the weather.
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Help out at our June Workday!

Jun 24, 9:00am

Rio Grande Farm Park

Please join us for our June Workday on Saturday, June 24th from 9 AM until Noon. We will be trying to tame the weedy pumpkin and asparagus patches--so bring your work gloves and your favorite weeding ...

Help out at our June Workday!

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Join us at the Park this Sunday for Outdoor Storytime! This week's theme: Bugs!
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Check out all these bug books for this Sunday's Outdoor Storytime! We will also be making some crafty bugs and bug snacks. Join us at the Rio Grande Farm Park at 11:30 AM under the big trees near the ...

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Join us at the Park this Sunday for Outdoor Storytime! This weeks theme: Bugs!

Rio Grande Farm Park added 2 new photos.

We had fun today at the Alamosa Public Library's "Build a Better World" fair! Lots of kids came over to our booth to plant a Rio Grande Farm Park fava bean and learn about Weekends on the Rio.
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We had fun today at the Alamosa Public Librarys Build a Better World fair! Lots of kids came over to our booth to plant a Rio Grande Farm Park fava bean and learn about Weekends on the Rio.

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