Rio Grande Farm Park

Our Programs & Projects

Commercial Farming Program

New & experienced farmers may rent a 1-acre plot (or less) to cultivate. Farmers participate in educational trainings covering topics from business practices to regenerative agriculture. Photo copyright 2021 Will Widmer, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Family Farming Program (for families & individuals)

Grow for sustenance, for fun, or for your own learning in a family plot, which are open for use by the public. Rules apply, and plots are assigned to families/groups at the beginning of the growing season.

About Us

The Rio Grande Farm Park welcomes aspiring growers to join commercial or community plots and participate in regenerative agriculture workshops. During summer months, people may purchase fresh produce from RGFP farmers at an on-site Farm Stand, Alamosa Farmers Market, or Valley Roots Food Hub. In addition to cultivation, RGFP encourages play and reflection in the nature play area and robust Rio Grande trail system. Committed volunteers keep the Farm Park thriving, so join us for volunteer work days the last Saturday of every month. Visit us! We are located in Alamosa on HWY 17 just north of HWY 160, or a short walk from Cole Park across the river bridge.

Contact Us

Jesus Flores, (Spanish-only): jesus.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com, (719)960-8699

Seth Armentrout: seth.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com, (720)939-3452

Val Valdez: val.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com, (719)580-9012

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Nature Play Area

Open from dawn until dusk, the Nature Play Area is a fun, interactive playground complete with a zipline, slide, climbing structure, and Little Free Library. Photo by Christi Bode Skeie.

Workshops

Previous RGFP workshops have included topics of pollination, paper-making with beets, liquid fungal compost, and more. If you have a particular interest in leading a workshop, please reach out to us. Photo by Ally Jean Arnold.

SLV Generation Wild

The RGFP is a proud partner of SLV Gen Wild, a coalition that aims to get youth outside. Photo by Christi Bode Skeie.

Rising Stewards Program

The RGFP partners with the Boys & Girls Club to get youth involved in farming from seed to sale. Photo by Christi Bode Skeie.

Volunteer

Join us for a Volunteer Work Day on the last Saturday of the month (usually), adopt-a-project on your own time, or organize a group work day. The growing season requires many hands on the land to help with planting, weeding, and harvest. We can always use help and are happy to involve you in whatever capacity you are hoping to give! Seniors should check out our local RSVP page, a volunteer program for Seniors in Alamosa. Photo of 2021 YouthWorks volunteers by Seth Armentrout.

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Access to healthy, delicious, and safe food shouldn't cost more... and thanks to Double Up Food Bucks, it actually costs less!With this program, if you have SNAP (food stamps), you can get DOUBLE the spending amount by buying Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables.Bring your EBT card to our upcoming markets at the Farm Park, to the Alamosa Farmers Market, and to use at the Valley Roots Food Hub to get DOUBLE the budget for local, healthy produce from producers in the San Luis Valley and beyond.Comment or message us with any questions or for additional resources.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~El acceso a alimentos saludables, deliciosos y seguros no debería costar más... ¡y gracias a Double Up Food Bucks, en realidad cuesta menos!Con este programa, si tiene SNAP (cupones de alimentos), puede obtener el DOBLE de la cantidad de gastos comprando frutas y verduras cultivadas en Colorado.Lleve su tarjeta EBT a nuestros próximos mercados en Farm Park, Alamosa Farmers Market y para usarla en Valley Roots Food Hub para obtener el DOBLE del presupuesto para productos locales y saludables de productores en el Valle de San Luis y más allá.Envíenos un mensaje privado con cualquier pregunta o para obtener recursos adicionales.Double Up Food Bucks ColoradoNourish ColoradoAlamosa Farmers Market ... See MoreSee Less
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Did know the entire dandelion plant is edible? 🌱Support your liver, kidneys, and digestion with dandelion root tea. 📷: A springtime harvest from @slvapothecary¿Sabías que toda la planta de diente de león es comestible? 🌱 Apoye su hígado, riñones y digestión con té de raíz de diente de león. 📷: Una cosecha de primavera de @slvapothecary ... See MoreSee Less
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SUMMER JOB FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS! Seeking high school students to participate in our Rising Stewards farm education experience beginning on May 31th and ending August 18th. For students attending high school for the 2022-2023 school year. Participants will receive a $1740 stipend.Course will cover:- no-till regenerative farming- history of adobe building and hornos- food justice in the San Luis Valley- physics of greenhousesScan QR code or visit riograndefarmpark.org/rising-stewards to learn more and to apply!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Trabajo de verano para los del high school!Se solicitan estudiantes del high school para participar en una experienca educativa agricola. Empienza el 31 de Mayo y acaba el Agosto 18. Es para estududiantes que estaran en el high school en el ano escholar 2022-2023. Los participantes recibirán un estipendio de $1740.El curso cubrirá:- agricultura regenerativa- historia de la construcción de adobe y hornos- justicia alimentaria en el Valle de San Luis- física de invernaderosEscanea el código QR o visita riograndefarmpark.org/rising-stewards para aprender más y aplicar! ... See MoreSee Less
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