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Moonlight Maze Returns

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Moonlight Maze Returns

The Moonlight Maze is back by popular demand for one night only.  Come join us on October 8th at 7-10PM to explore the maze by the light of the moon and help support RGCF. Tickets must be ordered in advance. Once purchased your name will be added to the will call list. No receipt needed. Just show up and tell us your name. $10 for all ages. Order Tickets Online!

Please Note: Due to our partnership for Quarantine Collapse, we had to reschedule the date that was published in the Albuquerque Water Bill to Oct. 8th. Luckily this is the actual full moon.

Seeking Volunteers for the Fractal Maze

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RGCF Needs Your Help at the Annual Maize Maze

We are in need of several volunteers during the maze which will be open weekends in October. We officially open to the public on Oct. 3rd @ 3pm. Volunteer shifts are as follows:

Fridays: 2:30-6pm
Saturdays: 10:30-2:30pm & 2-6pm
Sundays: 10:30-2:30pm & 2-6pm

Volunteers will help with supervision and support for maze attendees to complete a (mostly) self-guided adobe-making activity which is a part of a land art project to build a giant Sierpinski triangle fractal out of adobes. We also need help keeping the pumpkin painting tables organized and supplied.

Volunteers will be showered with gratitude and will also be awarded tickets to the Maze (to come back with a friend!) and pie pumpkins.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please reply to info@riograndefarm.org with your availability.



PS – Our partner organization, Blackout Theatre Company, is looking for ZOMBIES for their performance of Quarantine after dark. Please email: Barney@blackouttheatre.com for more information on volunteering in their production. They will also need nighttime assistance to keep the parking lot in order.

A Haunted Maze Experience

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Rio Grande Community Farm is excited to announce our partnership with the Blackout Theatre Company who will be performing Quarantine Collapse in the maze at dusk for the month of October. Tickets are on sale now for $20 (13 and up). Order Now

Civilization is collapsing.  The undead still roam the streets of New Mexico and the cities aren’t safe. A quarantine camp has been set up at Rio Grande Community Farm, it is the living’s last refuge in Albuquerque…

Quarantine: Collapse is an interactive haunted house unlike any other, a performance that puts the audience in the story . Be ready to navigate a farm and maze infested with undead!

Learn more at Quarantine Collapse

Fractal Night at the Museum

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2nd Annual Fractal Night at the Museum

August 23, 2014 @ 7pm

This is the second annual partnership between the Fractal Foundation, Rio Grande Community Farm, and NM Museum of Natural History & Science to bring you an unforgettable evening of fractals!

Enjoy access to every museum exhibit, fractal activities, refreshments, and more while you support fractal education in our community. Your contribution helps with the creation of a Fractal Maize Maze at the Rio Grande Community Farm in September, an event that is uniquely “Albuquerque!”

Tickets: Adults: $20 Kids: $10 – Order Tickets

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5K at the Farm

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2013 RGCF 5K
The second annual 5K at the Farm is to happen on October, 11th 2014 during the Balloon Fiesta weekend. Come run with the balloons flying overhead and the crisp autumn air flowing through the fields. Participants in the run experience the annual Maize Maze in a unique way, as the course is run through parts of the Maze field and runners navigate their way through the labyrinth along a marked route.

Runners will receive t-shirts, giveaways and awards for top placement.

Registration and more information here.

Gearing Up at the Garden

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The Rio Grande Community Farm is now accepting new members to join its 2-acre community garden. After a challenging 2013 season marked by water curtailments, the community garden will bounce back in 2014 with the addition of newly acquired water rights that ensure sufficient irrigation on the property.

Membership at the community garden includes access to a variety of seeds, hand tools and other gardening materials, irrigation water, and use of your own 80’ long, 2’ wide plot of land. Workshops and a demonstration garden are also offered on site to members as well as the general public.

Groups such as school classes, church groups, and other non-profit organizations are also welcome and encouraged to sign up for a plot. Rio Grande Community Farm invites interested organizations to become garden members and utilize the space for gardening and much more.

The community garden sits in the northwest corner of the Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in the North Valley. Many different vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees are grown at the garden, including a variety of perennials at the Alvarado School Garden’s pollinator habitat area.

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend, the garden will have its 2014 kick-off with orientation for members, an open house for visitors and potential gardeners, and a workday for volunteers. All are welcome between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information on community garden membership, or to sign up for a row, visit www.riograndefarm.org/programs/community-garden.

Seeking Board Members

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Rio Grande Community Farm (RGCF) is a non-profit, educational farm in the North Valley. Our mission is to improve the health of our community through sustainable agriculture, education, and fresh food.

Our programs include demonstration of sustainable agriculture, 2-acre community garden, gardening education, Farm to School, food donations, young farmer training, annual Maize Maze, and urban wildlife habitat enhancement.

RGCF is seeking board members. The Board of Directors meets once a month for two hours. In addition to preparing for and attending board meetings, board members are asked to serve on at least one committee. Committee schedules vary depending on focus and time of year.

Please see the board job description.

We are looking for individuals with the following expertise:

  • Banking

  • Law (general, water or natural resource)

  • Farming

  • Small business

  • Accounting

  • Advertising

  • Public relations and marketing

  • Fundraising

  • Event planning

  • Advocacy with elected officials

  • Public speaking

  • Writing skills (website, newsletters, grant proposals, fundraising letters)


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