ALAMOSA – The Rio Grande Farm Park, located across the pedestrian bridge from Cole Park, has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program and is asking the community to vote for its application on the Seeds of Change website. This year, Seeds of Change® is awarding $310,000 in total grants to 24 garden projects around the country to support food, farming, sustainability and nutrition education.
Earlier this month, the Seeds of Change® Grant Program accepted applications from organizations and schools across the country.
Rio Grande Farm Park submitted an application highlighting how they would use a Seeds of Change® Grant to grow their farming program and nourish a healthier, greener community. From now through April 19, the community can vote to support the Park by visiting the Seeds of Change® website (www.seedsofchangegrant.com), search “Alamosa” and vote for the Rio Grande Farm Park once per day.
After voting closes on April 19, the top 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to the final judging phase and possible receive $25,000.
About the Rio Grande Farm Park
Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) is a multi-use 38+ acre park working to preserve important agricultural heritage, precious water resources, and open public spaces, while creating economic development, healthy living, and community-wide education and recreation opportunities. RGFP, which is owned by the San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition (SLVLFC), supports aspiring commercial and family farmers to grow nutritious organic produce they will sell to the community through markets and share with their families and neighbors. Funds would allow us to help our community by continuing to support more farmers, increase access to RGFP-grown food through a new on-site farm stand and farmers market, and share knowledge about farming, local food production, the environment, and a general love of nature through our volunteer workdays and workshops, farm tours, events, and educational programming. RGFP provides a sense of place for a community considered one of the least resourced places in the country.
Vote for The Rio Grande Farm Park’s Seeds of [email protected] application and give them another reason to celebrate.