Healthy Archuleta youth build community with local growers


Healthy Archuleta was pleased to offer extra hands from team members and interns to the Pagosa Springs Community Garden and the Vista Lakes Community Garden recently. 

Our interns and team members were out to help with weeding and other maintenance. 

We were fortunate to have been joined by three youth and four adults from the Navajo Nation. Specifically, our guests were visiting from the Native American Bahá’í Institute outside of Sanders, Ariz. 

As an organization, Healthy Archuleta strives to provide multifaceted and ongoing support for increasing food production in Archuleta County — from backyard growers to community gardeners to professional farmers and ranchers. 

We urge you to look for opportunities to grow food locally, or assist neighbors or community gardens to grow, and try to choose locally produced foods whenever they are available. 

Don’t forget: July 6 is the opening day for the Pagosa Farmers Market in its new location at the Tennyson Sculpture Gardens and Park at 475 Lewis St. The Pagosa Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through September. 

To learn more about the efforts of Healthy Archuleta, please visit our website,