Thursday, April 26, 2012


The Community Gardens, LiveWell Alamosa and the Local Foods Coalition have been putting on the "Garden-in-a-box" program for three years now. This program provides all the tools needed for a raised bed garden to low-income families and community groups. The goal is to instill a lifelong interest of gardening and healthy living. It has been incredibly successful thus far, and we want to continue! The gardens will be offering 15 more gardens to people who cannot start a garden on their own, but we need some help from the community!

We are in need of garden mentors who can assist families with the gardening process. All we ask is that the mentor assists the family around planting time, and check on them a few times throughout the summer. We also ask that they are available to the family if a problem does arise. The mentor doesn't need to be an expert gardener by any means! And we are always there to support the mentors and the families.

Ideally, the mentor can attend the workshop day, which will be held on Saturday, May 19th from 10-12. This is a great time for the mentor to meet the family and share contact information. If for some reason the mentor cannot make it at all, we can work something out.

Please let us know if this is something you or someone you know might be interested in! It's a great way to support your community, and share wisdom you've gained over the years!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Taste of the SLV at ArtWalk

Join the SLV Local Foods Coalition on Saturday, April 14th between 10:00
and 2:00 on Main Street in Alamosa (during the Alamosa ArtWalk) for samples
of great local and regional foods! Free samples of locally and regionally grown treats will be offered
at Carlucci’s, SLV Brewing Company, Milagros Coffehouse, Firedworks Gallery, Wild Roses
and Treasure Alley and will be prepared by KW Farms, Rio Culebra
Cooperative, SLV Brewery, Milagros, Mary Sue’s Morsels, the Alamosa
Community Gardens and Cooking Matters.  See you there!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Alamosa ArtWalk

Mark you calendars for the Alamosa ArtWalk coming up on April 14th in downtown Alamosa.  There will be samples of local foods provided by the SLV Brewery, Rio Culebra Coop, KW Farms, the Valley Food Coop, Mary Sue's Morsels, the Alamosa Community Gardens, Milagros and us, the SLV Local Foods Coalition/Cooking Matters.  For more info about ArtWalk keep an eye out at