We provide free land access to those who want to grow food for themselves, but lack the space to do so. Our soil and drip irrigation system are available for people to utilize. This section of the park is managed by a community liaison and our Farm Manager. All produce grown in this section of the Park is exclusively for personal use, and cannot be sold at markets. Contact us for more information.
Farmer Incubator Program
Through the Farmer Incubator program, new and inexperienced farmers learn about regenerative farming practices and are supported in their learning processes by an experienced farm manager. RGFP staff provide participants with access to healthy soils, sufficient water, markets, and other infrastructure necessary for starting a small farming enterprise. By renting one of these low-cost plots, people can sell what they grow to start their business. Click here for more information.
Volunteer Work Days
Every month groups of people gather at the Rio Grande Farm Park to learn about our projects and work together on improving the land. In the Springtime, we gather to prepare plots for the growing season. During Summer, we help our farmers with weeding and prepare for our annual celebrations. In Fall, we reap the harvest and put the land to bed for the Winter. In the off season, we host workshops on topics like food preservation, tree care, and different farming practices. Sign up for a mailing list, and join us!
We are launching more Environmental Education-focused programs, and will be building an education pavilion in the coming years. We will offer field trips to local K-12 school groups, and have Environmental Education activities on our website, free for all to use! Activities focus on the many aspects of the Farm’s programming including regenerative agriculture, nutritious food, and local plants and animal life.
Farm to Pantry
Thanks to Colorado Health Foundation funding, the Farm Park piloted a farm-to-pantry project in 2020 to donate over $24,000 worth of produce to four local food bank partners. Farmers worked with our partners to plan production, packaging, and delivery and were reimbursed for all products donated.