Community Benefits

Benefiting Community Schools

All proceeds of and donations from the 2019 SLV Seed Exchange will be donated to local organizations committed to sustainability and education. In the past, we have donated to the community garden programs at two locals schools, Mountain Valley in Saguache and Moffat k-12.

This year we hope to be able to split the donations between the Moffat School Garden program and VEGI based out of Alamosa.

VEGI is the Valley Educational Garden Initiative, they are a La Puente program based out of Alamosa. The primary purpose of this program is teaching children about how to garden, and what is edible out of the garden, and how to eat and process produce. All the food grown is given back to the community through the La Puente food bank, and the soup kitchen.  VEGI also partners with INEP or the integrative nutrition education program. VEGI is currently trying to raise money to build a preschool oriented learning garden. 

With the donation from 2019 the Moffat School Garden program was able to add a biomass heater to their preschool garden. This school program is trying to grow, they would use this donation to continue to build up their program. At this time they are only able to accommodate preschool and their goal would be to integrate more grades to the program.

The SLV Seed Exchange also provides a platform and place for:

  • Exchanging plants and seeds
  • Learning from other gardeners
  • Getting to know your near and distant neighbors
  • Creating a strong community
  • Encouraging local food production
  • Supporting organic and regenerative agriculture

 

Seed Exchange Raffle Prizes

All proceeds are donated, must be present to win.

  • $50 Murdoch’s Gift Card
  • $25 Lagree’s Grocers and Hardware Gift Card
  • $25 Natural Grocers Gift Card
  • Gardening Supplies courtesy of Salida Ace Hardware
  • 2 1lb bag of full bean coffee courtesy of Mirage Roasting CO Moffat, CO
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