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Lower Arkansas Valley

May 25th, 2018

In partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, land trust leaders from across the nation were in Washington D.C. last month, including Palmer’s Executive Director, Rebecca Jewett.

Apr 17th, 2018
“It’d be better if we considered drought the norm with periods of wet spells, not the other way around.” - Matt Heimerich, Farmer and Palmer Lower Arkansas Valley Conservation Director
Apr 10th, 2018
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) makes it possible for families to have direct access to fresh, local, and seasonal produce. It is also a great way to get to know the farmers that make their living growing local food.
Dec 12th, 2017

There are three key elements to understand about water in Colorado:

Oct 31st, 2017

Farming has been a part of the Rocky Ford lifestyle for generations. The Denver Post recently covered what it means to be a farmer today while raising a family, getting started and carrying on the work in a new era of agriculture.

May 24th, 2017

The Lower Arkansas Valley has been seeing A LOT of rain this spring. Our Lower Arkansas Valley Conservation Director, Matt Heimerich (pictured), has gotten nearly six inches on his farm in May alone – far above average and potentially even record breaking.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Palmer Land Trust is proud to announce its partnership with cousins Bart and David Mendenhall in preserving four irrigated farms in Rocky Ford.
Jul 11th, 2016
After years of studying the challenges of agriculture in a dry climate, I finally got a glimpse of some of the farms in our own Arkansas River Valley.