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The Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty team got their hands dirty on the Routt County Day of Caring at Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ GrowDome, to benefit the Yampa Valley Autism Program.

It was a beautiful morning in late May, and the Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty team headed to the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps property in West Steamboat, where they were greeted by Brad Kindred of the Yampa Valley Autism Program. Kindred had a long and ambitious list of projects that needed to be completed in order to prepare the site for YVAP’s summer programs. We were up for the challenge.

In just over 3 hours, a plant stand had been constructed from wooden pallets, a work bench had been stripped of old paint and given a fresh new coat, garden beds had been weeded, tilled, filled and planted with potatoes and herbs, a dozen or more tomatoes had been planted, and there was weeding, weeding and more weeding.

Looking back on the progress at the end of the work session was impressive. Our team was especially proud to do the work for the benefit of such an important organization in the Steamboat Springs community.

According to Kindred, “It was a pleasure and honor to work with the Steamboat Sotheby’s crew. The time that the team took out of their busy lives to help us was incredibly meaningful for our program. As an agricultural/education program, we are always butting against the school schedule and the demands of Spring planting. Getting our beds and the GrowDome prepared for our students is an essential part of our success. ┬áBecause of the efforts of Steamboat Sotheby’s we are now prepared for our growing season with the participants of the Yampa Valley Autism Program.”