Latest News – March 2

Gardening Class for Growers, Especially Veterans

Even though winter seems to be holding on a bit longer than usual, thoughts eventually turn to Spring! And in Saguache and the San Luis Valley, that means gardening! It means planting! It means growing!spacer

How does your garden grow in Saguache Today? If you're looking for some garden tips, plan to attend the Gardening Class offered this Saturday.

How does your garden grow in Saguache Today? If you’re looking for some garden tips, plan to attend the Gardening Class offered this Saturday in Alamosa.

spacerSo what better way to get excited about digging out those seasonal tools and gloves than a gardening class? And this one is extra special.

This Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. there will be an Organic Gardening for the San Luis Valley (SLV) class to be held in Alamosa at the Villa Mall’s Hobby Town Game Room. This program which is sponsored by SLV Local Foods Coalition, SLV Veterans Coalition Valley Food Co-op.

Presented by Paul Niebel who is a Vietnam Veteran with over 30 years of organic gardening and owner of Kirby House Agro, topics covered will include Site selection, soil building, seed selection, planting techniques, sustainability, Long-Term storage, Fertilization, Pest Control, harvesting, seed saving, and water conservation.

garden-class_saguacheA tried-and-true program that REALLY WORKS the course will be offered at only $5. But the even better news is that veterans – young and old –  can attend for free thanks to generous support from
Veteran Fields, a veteran to farmer project in the Valley, who will sponsor veterans interested in attending this course. Please indicate you are a veteran in the note field of the RSVP form so that we can cover your tuition.

Questions? Call Paul at 719-298-0106

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