Adams State College Our Earth-Our Valley/Tierra Nuestra-Nuestro Valle

(08-13-2008)

Autumn@Adams begins Sept. 15

The Fifth Annual Adams State College Autumn@Adams begins September 15 and continues through September 20. All events are open to the public and most are free.

The theme, "Our Earth-Our Valley/Tierra Nuestra-Nuestro Valle" is dedicated to honoring and promoting the agricultural heritage of sustainable rural living in the San Luis Valley through inspiration and education.

Events include an art exhibit by Annette Troncoso, a panel discussion on the farm workers with the SLV Immigration Resource Center; speakers from the Potato Research Center, Dr. Sastry Jayanty and David Holm; poet Peggy Godfrey; a Farmer's Market; Miguel Santisteven speaking on acequias; Steve Vandiver from the Rio Grande Water Conservation District; a panel discussion with representatives from the five SLV Conservation Districts; a Hoe Down beginning September 19 with hay rides by Bill Getz in his mule driven wagon and a free outdoor concert by Don Richmond and the Rifters; the Hoe Down continues September 20 with a sheep dog exhibition by Lisa Herrick, weaver Norma Medina, a chili cookoff, contests with prizes and other fun events.

For a complete schedule of events, visit Autumn@Adams or call 719-587-7827.

By Linda Relyea