Garden 2023 Update

The Rifle Garden is getting underway and we need volunteers! We need help with prepping the garden beds for planting, planting the garden beds and seasonal maintenance.

It’s a great way to get some fresh air and socialize with your community!

Email us at for more details.


NOTICE: (updated April 26, 2023)

Dear Friends,
The 2023 Roots of Wellness course has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will continue to keep you updated, watch this space.

Wishing you good health,

The Roots of Wellness Team



Click HERE to learn more about our 2023 program.

Roots of Wellness 2021 Program Update – August 5, 2021

The 2021 program will be 8 weeks from October 7th through December 2nd. Each class will be 1.5 hours each Thursday. More details coming soon.
All those interested in participating, please contact us through the website email. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Ideally, we would like to conduct all the classes in person. If that is not possible, the course will transition to a fully online format.

Roots of Wellness is our ongoing program designed to help you manage your health by learning about simple lifestyle changes you can make for better health. Participants in this FREE wellness program will learn about food as medicine, how to choose and afford healthy foods, gardening, physical activity and how to manage or prevent chronic diseases including diabetes and poor emotional health.

This program is in partnership with CSU Extension, Cooking Matters, Mountain Family Health Centers, “Changing Lifestyles”- Grand River Health,
Garfield County Public Health, and Colorado Master Gardener Program.


Roots of Wellness 2021 Season Update – April 23, 2021

Save the dates!

  • Saturday May 1, 2021 from 10am-12pm: Dirt Moving Party
    It is time to get the garden beds ready for the season, yay!
    Bring a shovel (if you have one), gloves, sunscreen and water and help us move some dirt.
  • Thursday May 6, 2021 5pm: Garden Planting Party
    Join us in planting all our beautiful seedlings. Please bring gloves, sunscreen and water.

For both events, we will be mindful to socially-distance. Please also bring your mask.
We want to keep all our helpers safe, thank you for understanding. Hope to see you here!

Please contact us through this website’s email for more information


Roots of Wellness 2021 Season Update – April 13, 2021

Plans are under way for the Roots of Wellness 2021 season. Please keep checking back for updates as they become firm. All those interested in participating, please contact us through the website email. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

In the meantime, check out the blog page for pictures of our Indoor Seedling Garden!


COVID-19 Update-March 4, 2021:

Hello Friends, exciting news! Plans are in the works for planting the garden beds. Seedlings will be started in the next couple of weeks and as soon as they are ready to go in the ground, we will organize a couple of planting sessions. If you are interested in the cooking/gardening/food preservation/ exercise and healthy living course, let us know. We are currently in the process of designing a remote live course online too!
Contact us at through the website email.


COVID-19 Update-September 2020:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all classes have been suspended until Spring/Summer 2021. We anticipate classes to be online only and gardening will be in person with proper masks and social distancing. Please continue to check here for updates.

Join us Saturday, September 26th for 
“Move that Dirt!” day

Meet us at the Mountain Family Health Clinic, Garfield County – Rifle Campus
at the 
northwest corner of the building

Many thanks to all the folks that made the dirt happen for our garden beds this year!
Thank you Mountain View Tree Farm for the soil donation and thank you to Frank Coberly and Mickie Hosack and hubby for getting it to our raised garden beds.

Now that the dirt has arrived, we need volunteers to help us move it to each of the raised beds. Bring your shovel and rake and garden hoe, along with gloves, water and snack for yourself
(don’t forget your MASK, we want to keep everyone safe!). 

hoe in garden

Please email us at if you can help out
(and if you have a wheelbarrow you can bring).

Look forward to seeing you there.

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