SLV Local Foods Coalition
The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition develops local networks, educates the community, and promotes programs and policies that create an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable local food system for the San Luis Valley Region.
The SLV Local Foods Coalition is hiring a full-time Cooking Matters Coordinator. The Coordinator's main role is to coordinate Cooking Matter's food skill-based nutrition education programming in the San Luis Valley. For full job description and how to apply go to the Cooking Matters page.
Mosca Food Hub
The Mosca Food Hub Board is seeking a General Manager to work collaboratively with our board and develop customers in the management of a 4,000 square foot local food aggregation and distribution facility with a commercial kitchen in the San Luis Valley. For full job description and how to apply go to the Mosca Food Hub page.
Rio Grande Healthy Living Park
The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (SLVLFC) is seeking a Director for its Rio Grande Healthy Living Park (RGHLP). The RGHLP is a new entity and is a developmental project in the making! The short-term vision for this park includes: garden plots and a working farm for education and research; a year-round local food market supplemented by greenhouses; botanical gardens and a horticultural area; live events; walking trails for exercise, wildlife viewing and connecting our communities on the east and west banks of the Rio Grande. The long-term vision may include a food distribution center, a clam shell for live music, playground facilities and riverfront recreational activities. This integrated concept evokes both a business park, where multiple programs operate under a common management structure and core values, and a public park that preserves open space for use by tourists and local communities alike, making it an economically self-sustaining agritourism destination. Visit the RGHLP website www.healthylivingpark.org for more information and how to apply.
Branding/Marketing Consultant - Request for Proposal: The Rio Grande Healthy Living Park (RGHLP) Committee seeks a firm, individual, or collective group of individuals to guide a branding strategy process for the creation of a unified and renewed project message and the creation of a visual identity (i.e. logo) for marketing purposes. This new brand will send a clear message to the community of our goals and purpose to preserve their interest and support, as well as secure additional major donors. The RGHLP encourages individuals wishing to be considered to respond to the RFP highlighting their specific skill(s) and identifying the specific deliverable(s) they can address. It is expected that if a collective group of individuals is selected, the group will work together on the branding process and visual identity creation. Deadline for submission is December 22, 2014. Please visit www.healthylivingpark.org for full project scope and submission requirements.
We reached our goal!! Thanks to everyone who made this happen: our donors, lenders, community organizers, teachers, farmers, and friends. We couldn't have done this without you! Read more about the acquisition of the Polston property in the official press release from the Trust for Public Land and in a Denver Westword blog post. A task force has formed to work with the community towards the manifestation of the Healthy Living Park. We will be holding meetings to gain public input and plan for the future. Check out the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park website for more information.
A Call For Seeds!
LFC is collaborating with the ASU Nielsen Library to collect LOCAL seed from the community for free check out.
Seed collection kick-off event February 20th from 5-9pm. Learn How it Works »»
LFC Coalition Meeting
February 6th, 10am at 514 Main St.
Seed Library Kick-off Event
February 20th at the ASU Library
Serv Safe Class February 21st - contact Carol Keith email@example.com
Other Events & Projects
Visit our Projects section to learn more about our involved activities and attended events!