Gardening classes to be offered in Spanish this spring


It may still be a bit chilly right now, but it’s the perfect time to start thinking and learning about starting your own vegetable garden. 

This spring, Healthy Archuleta is sponsoring vegetable and fruit gardening classes in Spanish for our Spanish-speaking community. 

Beginning April 1, this five-week course will cover the basics of gardening, such as soil health, seed starting, maintaining your garden and harvesting your bounty. 

Classes will be held at the Community United Methodist Church on Lewis Street each Monday evening in April from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The classes are free to attend, and refreshments will be offered. 

Spots are filling quickly. To reserve your spot, please register at 

There will also be other upcoming garden education events this summer, including landowner basics offered by CSU Extension, the Healthy Archuleta Growers and Producers Forum, Mountain High Garden Club meetings, and activities hosted by the Vista Lake Community Garden. To learn more about each of these upcoming activities, please visit

Archuleta Food Summit

We are looking forward to connecting with you at the Archuleta Food Summit on May 11 at Pagosa Springs High School. 

This fun-filled and informative half-day event will connect community members with local growers and producers, offer gardening and growing educational opportunities, and feature a farm-to-table lunch. Participants can also enjoy a tour of the high school grow dome and composting system at the end of the event. 

To learn more, please visit Registration information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Healthy School Meals for All

Archuleta School District (ASD) families: Did you know all students can eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to families? 

Thanks to the Healthy School Meals for All program, this is a great benefit to our local families. 

However, it is still critically important that all families fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application to ensure that there is funding to pay for these nutritious meals. 

If you have not yet filled out your application this school year, you can do it today by following these simple steps: 

1. Visit the ASD website at 

2. Click on the popup “Free and Reduced Lunch Application” in the upper right-hand corner. 

3. Complete the application and submit it. 

Follow these steps to complete your application and support our youth. 

To learn more about Healthy Archuleta’s efforts, please email us at or visit