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Young farmer Jesse Marchildon will discuss farming as a platform for social and environmental justice during his SOIL Sangre De Cristo Community Talk scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2.

Jesse Marchildon will present the next SOIL Sangre de Cristo talk on July 2. Courtesy photo.

Jesse Marchildon is a young farmer based in Alamosa, Colorado, who will share his farming experiences with permaculture and regenerative agriculture through the lens of social and ecological justice.

“Justice cannot exist when we depend on Kroger for our food,” says Marchildon, who worked as a field hand for Agriburbia, an innovative group farming in yards and fields across the greater Denver area.

He then spent three years working and learning on farms in New York, Colorado, California, and Hawai’i before returning to his hometown of Alamosa to manage the Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP).

During his three seasons at the RGFP he planned potential systems for poultry-centered permaculture in the San Luis Valley. He now works in local food distribution at the Valley Roots Food Hub, but that is not his only role. He’s also building Dancing Badger Farm with his fiancée Marlena Antonucci.

SOIL Sangre de Cristo raises funds from the Central Colorado community to make zero-interest loans to local farmers and food producers. Readers can find more info, sign up to be on their email list, and join or sponsor SOIL at

The SOIL Sangre De Cristo Community Talk will be a virtual presentation this month. It is free and open to the public.

To join the conversation on July 2 go to  their website, at or join directly through ZOOM: 

Meeting ID: 872 9591 6060

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