Tours and Educational Activities for School and Community Groups

TOURS AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

RGCF offers educational farm tours, gardening workshops, and service-learning opportunities to educate people of all ages about sustainable, organic farming and gardening methods.  Hundreds of people participate in these programs every year. School, social, church, and corporate groups find that participating in these programs is a great way to contribute important services to our community.

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Basic Farm Tour – explore our farm to learn about our growing practices and taste real, fresh food
  • Sustainable Ag Tour – come see what we do at the farm that helps preserve our natural resources
  • Volunteer! – Service-learning projects vary in size and type of work, ranging from small flower plantings to large infrastructure building days.  All of our volunteer activities include an educational component to contextualize the work at hand. Give us your ideas and we’ll try to make something happen.

DONATION FEES

Suggested donation is $2.00 per person participating in the group tour or activity.  Groups having limited resources may request a waiver of the donation fee.

HOW TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

All tours are by reservation only. PLEASE allow a minimum of two weeks for all scheduling requests. Call 505.916.1078 or email info@riograndefarm.org to check availability.

Please download and complete the Reservation Form or fill out the form below and submit at least 2 weeks in advance online or by mail. If mailing, please send Reservation Form and check to:

Rio Grande Community Farm
1701 Montaño Rd NW
Albuquerque • NM 87107

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are not official until you receive a Confirmation Notice.

GUIDELINES 

We want your experience to be as positive as possible. Therefore, we limit group size to 25 and we expect 2-4 adults to chaperone school groups.

ABOUT US

The Rio Grande Community Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit environmental organization and organic farm in Albuquerque’s North Valley. The City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division owns the 138-acre property, and RGCF manages 50 acres.

OUR HISTORY

The Farm holds a special place in the history of Albuquerque. RGCF occupies land that was part of the original site of Los Poblanos, one of the earliest Spanish Colonial settlements in the Rio Grande Valley. The land is a living link to an agricultural heritage that extends over 1700 years, and is among the oldest parcels of continually farmed land in the United States.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Rio Grande Community Farm is to improve the health of our community through sustainable agriculture, fresh food, and education.

OUR LOCATION AND PARKING

The Farm is located in Los Poblanos Fields Open Space land in the North Valley of Albuquerque and may be accessed from Montaño Road, 1.1 miles west of Fourth Street.  From Montaño, turn north on Tierra Viva, and park in the gravel lot to your left. Our “headquarters” are at the big red Barn visible from Montaño.

The Community Garden is in the furthest NW corner of the fields. From 4th Street, turn West onto Solar Road NW and drive all the way through the neighborhood., passing Alvarado Elementary School on the left. Right past the school’s fence but just before the drainage ditch, turn left into the parking area/driveway for the fields & the garden. Walk over the acequia and the garden will be ahead on your left.

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