San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
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San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."

Organic Gardening for the San Luis Valley

LFC Coalition MeetingA tried-and-true program that REALLY WORKS!
VETERANS ATTEND FREE!
This class is sponsored by Veteran Fields, a veteran-to-farmer transition program to train veterans to become gardeners, farmers, and ranchers. Join us Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the SLV Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main St, Alamosa, CO. Presented by Paul Niebel 30+ years experience Vietnam veteran and owner of Kirby House Agro. View Event Info and RSVP »»

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Interested in working with the Local Foods Coalition?

We are currently seeking hire for a Part Time Contract Bookkeeper Associate.

Position Summary
The In House Bookkeeper (IHBA) will oversee all aspects of accounting at the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition in accordance with Good Accounting Practices. The IHBA's role is to conduct the bookkeeping for the organization. This encompasses preparing invoices weekly for payment, receiving income and preparing for deposit. Keeping records of all transactions by program (class) and by grant funding stream in QuickBooks Online. The IHBA works closely with the General Manager of the Valley Roots Food Hub in Mosca one day per week and with the Director of the SLVLFC and the director of the Rio Grande Farm park in the SLVLFC office one day a week. The bookkeeper must be able to pull reports upon request during regular business hours. Monthly bank statements will be reconciled and financial reports prepared one week ahead of board and committee meetings. It is important that the IHBA is dedicated to the mission and core values of the organization and becomes an important team member advocating for improvements, intervening to collect past due accounts and advising the management if a report is due or a matter needs attention. See full job description »»

Interested in getting more involved with Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks ColoradoLiveWell Colorado is actively working to transform access to nutritious food in the entire state. One of its major programs, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), allows SNAP recipients to receive $1 for every $1 spent on SNAP-eligible food, up to $20. These "double up food bucks" can then be used to purchase fresh Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. DUFB was started in 2016 and has helped people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. LiveWell Colorado is taking DUFB to the next level and is looking to develop and increase community engagement.

In order to do this, LiveWell will be working with partners across the state to develop the Community Food Advocates program. This program works with local ambassadors to share the DUFB program with community members and organizations to increase participation.

We are actively seeking current or past recipients of SNAP and DUFB participants as Community Food Advocates. We are currently looking for Advocates in Southwest Colorado (Montezuma and La Plata Counties, with some outreach in Archuleta and Dolores Counties), Denver, Garfield County, Montrose County, and the San Luis Valley.

Community Food Advocates will partner with community members to support the DUFB program. Advocates will promote and increase community participation in the program. Stipends are provided.
For more information, please review the additional PDF page »»

USDA Awards Farm to School Grant

SLV farm to school program awarded grant! Read full article at Valley Courier here »»


LFC Bookkeeper Associate

The Local Foods Coalition is currently seeking hire for a Part Time Contract Bookkeeper Associate.

The In House Bookkeeper (IHBA) will oversee all aspects of accounting at the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition in accordance with Good Accounting Practices. The IHBA's role is to conduct the bookkeeping for the organization.
See full job description »»

SLV Local Foods

Organic Gardening Program

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A tried-and-true program
that REALLY WORKS!

VETERANS ATTEND FREE!
This class is sponsored by Veteran Fields, a veteran-to-farmer transition program to train veterans to become gardeners, farmers, and ranchers. Join us Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the SLV Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main St, Alamosa, CO. Presented by Paul Niebel 30+ years experience Vietnam veteran and owner of Kirby House Agro.
View Event Info and RSVP »»

SLV Local Foods

NM Organic Farming Conference

SLV Local Foods

In collaboration with Farm to Table, the New Mexico Conference for Organic Agriculture invites you to join them for the annual 2018 gathering on Friday, February 16th at the Marriott Pyramid in Albuquerque.

Register for Conference at nmofc.eventbrite.com »»


Appreciation for our many sponsors who have made our work possible especially:

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Alamosa Marketing District

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area

Cooking Matters

THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND


Clif Bar Family Foundation

El Pomar Foundation


Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

1st SouthWest Bank

Anschutz Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
RSF Social Finance

Colorado Gives


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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