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!
We 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.
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!
Over here at Valleybound, we’re excited about these great microgreen growing kits that we recently purchased from Farmers With Altitude, a local business! We’ve got six classroom kits that will grow buckwheat and sunflower sprouts. Along with that, we’ve got 63 mini-kits for sunflower sprouts that we’ll be giving to children grades 2-5 at the end of the school year. They get to be young farmers at home and get a head start on the growing season! Woohoo!