Farming at the Park

Each year, the Rio Grande Farm Park hosts farmers and public educational programs. Farmers at the Rio Grande Farm Park grow thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables each year, and they serve as an important source of fresh foods for the SLV Food Bank Network. Educational Programs have included trainings on pasture-raised poultry, mulching, small business best practices, selling to the Valley Roots Food Hub, and Cooperative Development. The Farm Park practices regenerative methods, including growing without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, planting cover crops, practicing crop rotations, and working toward other principles considerate of life in the soil and along the Rio Grande corridor.

Farmer and Community Education

At the Rio Grande Farm Park, our goal is to empower farmers to start their own businesses successfully. We partner with professionals in regenerative agriculture and business development to provide educational opportunities for farmers throughout Southern Colorado. Field trips, peer-learning workshops, and classes from business professionals are made available to farmers, always with Spanish translation available.

If you are a farmer interested in educational opportunities, notify seth.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com or val.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com so that we can keep you up-to-date with the latest offerings.

Community Plots

The Rio Grande Farm Park offers two acres of land and water for community members to grow food for themselves and their immediate community. Click here to learn more.

Commercial Plots

As part of the Farmer Incubator Program and RGFP Farmers’ Cooperative, the Farm Park offers affordable access to arable land and water for people interested in running a small farm business. Click here to learn more.