The Mancos School Garden first welcomed students to its outdoor learning space in 2009. However, due to major construction the garden was sadly dismantled at the end of the 2018 school year. There are plans to rebuild the garden across the river once the school construction finishes. Although there is no current garden space, Mancos garden classes with MSTFP are continuing, inside the classroom. With the ingenuity of the AmeriCorps Direct Service Members, classes are fun and engaging. Lessons consist of many scientific discoveries and culinary experiences.
In the Spring of 2019, Mancos Early Learning Center welcomed a new garden. With the help of National Civilian Conservation Corps, a previously desolate spot of the Learning Center was transformed into a beautiful garden space that connects MSTFP garden lessons back to the classroom.
The Cortez Journal covered the ribbon cutting ceremony, and you can read about it here: