Another great meeting!

We had a wonderful meeting tonight at the Garden. 25 community members showed up, we had nachos at my mom’s house, got a temporary roof on the shed, got two bee hives set up, and of course enjoyed the fire and s’mores! Thank you all so much for your continued belief in this initiative.

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Oh the plants are a growin’!

We spent a full day out at the garden today, and we’re so thrilled that everything is doing so well! We’ve got quinoa, purple potatoes, white potatoes, tomatoes, many pepper varieties, strawberries, garlic scapes, spinach, radishes, sunflowers, eggplant, squash, pumpkins, nasturtiums, hollyhocks, columbines, corn, hava & kidney beans, dipper gourds, carrots, spearmint, osha, horseradish, French sorrel and more! It’s amazing to think that soon we’ll be harvesting these delicacies and celebrating all of our hard work. It really is magical how something can go from a seed to a full-grown plant in a matter of months.

On another note, we are working to secure funds for the continuation of our garden through the school year and for next summer. We would really appreciate any help you can offer financially. You can donate easily through PayPal on the right-hand side of this site, or you can send us a check following the instructions listed on the right. We appreciate your support!

We hope you enjoy these pictures from today:

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Potatoes

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3 Sisters Garden (Corn, Beans & Squash)

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Tomatoes

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Garlic Scapes

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Spearmint

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Horseradish

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Mammoth Sunflowers

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Squash and Pumpkins

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The garden

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Beets

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Spinach & Radishes

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Quinoa

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Chard

One Step at a Time

We want to make a quick shout out to Kitchen Gardeners International for their generous grant this year! Here’s a blog post we wrote on their site about our work and achievements thus far: http://kgi.org/blog/garoutteju/one-step-time. Enjoy! 😀

Life at the garden

We’re on a roll at the Antonito School & Community Garden! Our quinoa and other seeds are germinating and the shed’s got a brand new door and a new look as well. Now all we need is a new roof for the shed and some fencing around parts of the space. I guess we’ll never run out of projects! 😀

Be sure to join us Tuesdays at 6 pm for our weekly garden meetings, work sessions, s’more eatings and storytelling by the fire. Also, if you’re interested in helping out with watering, please call Justin at 719-206-3331. Thanks!

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We’ve got a fire pit! Woot, woot!

Thanks to everyone who came out to help tonight at our weekly garden session. We had some issues with the water, but everyone came together and we got everything watered through a combination of wells and buckets. It really is amazing to see what can happen when everyone works together.

We even got our fire pit dug tonight, so we’ll be sure to have a fire next week with s’mores for all who come out! I can’t wait!

The aspens have a new haircut now and are looking fabulous, and the baby trees in the driveway are nice and protected and supported as well. Great work, team!

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Tuesdays at the Garden

We had a wonderful evening over here at Valleybound, nestled between the Sangre de Christo and San Juan Mountain Ranges! The blue skies above us, the rich, brown earth beneath us and the beautiful birds singing their good evening songs – we really do have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my family, friends and life which gives me hope.

Below you’ll find some pictures from the evening extravaganzas! Feel free to join us each Tuesday evening at 6pm for some gardening fun!

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Regular Community Garden Meetings – Tuesdays @ 6PM

Thank you to everyone who came out to our planning meeting last night. I am so excited to see so many members of the community coming together to envision a creative community space right here in Antonito, Colorado!

We have decided to hold regular Garden Meetings on Tuesdays at 6PM. Please plan on attending these to make your voice heard and to get involved. We’ve got some great ideas for the summer from gardening to dancing to cooking to reading to horno making!

See you Tuesday at 6:00 PM!

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Garden Planning/Brainstorming Session

It’s time to get our green thumbs out and start gardening! Let’s gather to share our ideas/dreams/visions for this beautiful space. We’ll tour the site and also discuss good days/times for planting and a summer garden camp!

When: Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 PM

Where: Antonito Rodeo Grounds (just north of Guadalupe Elementary)

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Earth Day Banquet

We recently celebrated our tree planting activities at the Dutch Mill in Antonito, Colorado! All of our awesome tree planters were invited to attend, along with family members and friends. The banquet featured local, fresh food, including pork and lamb roast from Cactus Hill Farm in Capulin, Colorado. The Colorado Trust provided the funds to host the banquet, and three other local non-profit groups were present as well: Conejos County Clean Water, SLV Ecosystem Council, Reconnect Collective and Simple Living Concepts. Thank you Colorado Project Learning Tree for providing the 200 trees and shrubs which we got to plant!

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