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Growing in communityFarmer Training Convergence 2023
Growing in Community

August 18-19 | Hesperus, CO

Come together with beginning farmers and farmer-supporting organizations to share land access and training opportunities.

Sessions include:

  • Site & Field Tours
  • Mini presentations: “If you come farm with us….”
  • Networking session
  • Social Evening 
  • And more

Email Elicia Whittlesey: with questions or for more information.



Summer Field Tour at The Old Fort

Tour the fields and learn about high elevation growing practices with staff and participants in the Farmer Training Program. Since 2012, the Old Fort’s programs have trained dozens of beginning farmers through hands-on training and classroom education. We love sharing our work and a few of our favorite tips for growing high elevation vegetables. We will be walking up to a half mile over dirt roads and on farm paths, so bring comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.


Meet at the Old Fort Country Store, 25 minutes from Durango. Head west on Highway 160. At Hesperus, turn left on Highway 140. Go four miles south and turn right into the second (middle) driveway. The Country Store is a small light green building and will be the first one on your left.

Free, $15 suggested donation to the Old Fort Growth Fund

For more information, contact Elicia Whittlesey: or 970-822-8714.