HELLO VEGI SUPPORTERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS,
Happy Summer as we approach our peak harvest time in the gardens!! If
you haven't come out recently, I encourage you to do so and pick some
fresh goodies... right now we have: fresh beans, squash, cilantro and
basil, currants, and lots of kale and chard, etc. Tomatoes are
ripening on the vine as we speak!
HERE ARE A FEW UPCOMING DATES TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT.... SO MARK YOUR
CALENDARS AND CONSIDER YOURSELVES INVITED!
Greenhouse Construction at Sierra Grande School:
Sierra Grande (in Blanca-Ft. Garland) will be constructing their new
Greenhouse Classroom SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH. It will probably be an all
day event, and volunteers are needed and welcome to stop in at any
point to help with this major project. Here is a photo of what the
finished Greenhouse will look like. Contact me directly for details
about the day of.
"Bikes and Bites" Community Garden Tour
This will be a really fun event to visit 4 community gardens around
Alamosa, all by bike. A progressive dinner will be offered at the
various garden sites, and all are welcome- a family friendly event.
$5-$10 suggested donation for participating. Meet at the Rio Grande
Farm Park by 5pm.
And last but not least... COMMUNITY GARDEN NIGHTS are going strong
every TUESDAY night from 5-7PM AT BOYD COMMUNITY GARDEN. We so
appreciate the help of volunteers in keeping our gardens low on weeds
and high on returns (vegetables!). Come out and enjoy these last nice
summer evenings we have left!
Hope to see you all out this summer/fall as we grow gardens,
community, and lots of great veggies right here in our community!
Don't hesitate to be in touch with questions or follow up.
Director, V.E.G.I. (Valley Educational Gardens Initiative)
La Puente Home, Inc.
office: 719-589-4567 ext. 102 
cell: 719-588-4124 
Find VEGI on the web  and on facebook ! Click HERE  to watch
our video "Growing VEGI"
The mission of the Valley Educational Gardens Initiative is to provide
educational opportunities and resources to the San Luis Valley through
gardening and nutrition lessons focused on youth, year-round
programming and partnerships, and through yielding nutrient-dense
produce to benefit local agencies, schools, and people in need.