Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Free Organic Gardening Course!!

Alamosa Community Gardens, The SLV Local Foods Coalition,
& Dripworks  Present:
Exciting FREE 3-Part beginning ORGANIC GARDENING COURSE!
The Basics of Home Garden Production

When:  3 Saturdays from 10 AM – 12 PM     
Who:  Paul Niebel has several decades of experience gardening in the valley and understands the issues and potential of growing food in a high altitude desert climate. This is a great opportunity to understand the in’s and out’s of starting a healthy garden – whether you are a beginner or experienced, Paul Niebel will answer your questions and provide an informative, engaging garden course! 
Where:   Trinidad Junior State College in the Auditorium
Cost:  FREE!
Please bring a POTLUCK dish to share, and CHILD CARE will be provided.

February 23 – Soils: Fertility, composting, cover cropping, and crop rotation.
March 9 – Garden Design:  Site selection, seed bed preparation, plants for the garden, seed selecting and sourcing, planting tables, and planting.
March 16 – Irrigation, pest control, weeds and weeding, maintaining garden growth, harvesting, tricks, gadgets, & shortcuts.

Please call 719-589-4567 ext.102 or email:  alamosacommunitygardens@gmail.com for more information.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Local Food Train

Elaine Patarini, our Nutrition Education Director, made this fun video of our recent event with the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad- the Local Foods Train! (See the link below.) Special thanks to Rhonda Mouser for her great garden song and to all of the guest speakers that joined us- Karen Lemke, George Whitten, Julie Sullivan, and Dan Hobbs!  And big love to Meghan Ibach and Jenna Kallestad, who have been incredible partners with the Alamosa Community Gardens.  They are both in the video but they are leaving us for a South American adventure!