Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships.
Guidestone’s strategies and programming are founded upon the belief that if individuals are exposed to experiences on local farms and ranches, that exposure results in a growing appreciation for where our food comes from and the commitment and resources needed to produce food locally. As a result of that appreciation, those individuals will then make choices that support and increase the capacity of the local food system. The result of these choices will be resilient local food systems, healthier communities, and a vibrant future for local agriculture.
Guidestone’s programmatic approach provides services to farmers, educators, youth, and community members through four cornerstone programs:
The Farm to School Program provides operational and strategic support for school districts and institutions in their meal programs and integrated education correlated to state standards across disciplines.
Farmhands Education Programs build a community of learning, sharing and celebration by providing youth and adults with the opportunity to grow their awareness, skills, and appreciation of farming, ranching and agricultural history.
The Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center, a heritage site, is a dynamic historical and cultural interpretation and agricultural education center that serves current and future generations and bridges the past to the future of agriculture in our community.
Colorado Land Link serves aspiring and current farmers, ranchers, and landowners by providing education, resources, and connection to service providers through educational programming and a property listing database.
For more information about any of our programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.