Only 10 days left…Can you help us out?

We’ve got 10 days and counting to win the $600 People’s Choice Award for our garden program! All we’ve got to do is be the garden with the most amount of supporters by December 16th!

Right now we are in 3rd place, so we need your help! Can you help us out with $10 to meet our goal of having the most amount of supporters in 10 days? This is an investment you are making in our children, youth and community as a whole.

If you can help us out, please click on this link and donate online: I support Valleybound!

Photo Credit: Joe Mahoney

Can you help us out? $400 in 30 days for a $400 match!

Dear friends,

We hope this note finds you well. We’ve got a quick ask of you. Can you help us raise $400 in the next 30 days for Valleybound, the Antonito School & Community Garden? If we are one of the first 75 gardens to raise $400, we will automatically receive a match of $400!

top of shedWe are in desperate need of this money to repair our tool shed. Our current tool shed is in disrepair. We have a tarp on the rotting roof that is partially holding the water out, on top of which we also have planks and tires to hold the tarp down. Now for the winter, we have all of the tools gathered together under another tarp to keep them dry. This money will bring us one step closer to our goal.

Can you help us out? If so, you can donate here: Seed Money Campaign

Thank you so much for your continued support! Would you also consider forwarding this email onto your friends and families who might also be able to lend us a hand?

Muchas gracias!
Your friends at Valleybound

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

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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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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Listen to our interview on KRZA, our local community radio!

Tune in to KRZA – 88.7 FM tomorrow (April 17th) at 8 AM for our interview about the amazingly beautiful things we’re up to down here in Antonito! You can also listen online here: KRZA.

Soil Sampling Underway

Thanks to Cactus Hill Farm, we got some soil sampling done today. We’re all looking forward to seeing what kind of soil we have there in the old rodeo grounds! All of that manure will hopefully have helped! 😀

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