What's Happening with Montezuma School to Farm Project:

New Position Available: School-Based Outdoor Learning Lab (SOLL) Hub Coordinator

We are excited to announce a new job position available to join our team. We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, and outgoing individual with proven community organizing and youth development skills, for a full-time SOLL Hub position with the Montezuma Inspire Coalition. The Coalition was recently awarded $1.8 million in funding by Great Outdoors Colorado. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse group of community partners with the shared mission of getting kids outside and providing a wide array of youth engagement programming throughout Montezuma County. This job is a grant funded position with pay secured for three years with the goal of long-term sustainability.

Click here for the full job description and to apply!

We can’ t wait to hear from you!

New Pages - Up and Running!

Each garden site now has its own page - check them out! You'll find recent news, project updates, general information, maps, and more. 

Want to look through some other new pages? You can meet our team, and read our annual reports

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MONTEZUMA SCHOOL TO FARM PROJECT

is a program of the Mancos Conservation District in southwestern Colorado.

Since 2009, the project has focused on providing integrated, hands-on school garden classes in Montezuma County. What began with a farm field trip for 40 Mancos students has grown to incorporate five school garden programs, professional school garden coordinators, summer farm camp, youth farmers markets, and an apprentice program.

MSTFP has installed a 2+ acre school production area, heritage orchards, high tunnels, cold frames, vertical growing spaces, permaculture swales, wicking beds, adobe ovens, and numerous living examples of water and soil conservation across the schools in the county. Classes also utilize a green house, a biothermal heating system, an on-site beehive, and an aquaponics unit as garden learning spaces.

 

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