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Welcome to the 'Old Fort' at Fort Lewis College

The original site of Fort Lewis College, a liberal arts college in Durango, CO began 16 miles southwest of its present location in 1880.  

Historical resources will walk you through the 20th and 21st centuries as 6,279 acres on the LaPlata river served as a Military fort, Indian school, High school, Two-year college , a Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station (San Juan Basin Research Center) and always an educational and community resource.  

Learn more about the history and current projects in a video produced in 2016: 

Upcoming Events

Fall Season CSA Deliveries:  October 31, November 14 and December 5th

National Incubator Farm Training Initiative Field School- November 5-7th in Boulder, CO- If you are interested in starting a farm incubator program, this is a must attend event.  Last day to register is October 26th.  Click Here to get more information about the conference and to register.

The applications for the Incubator and Farmer in Training programs will be coming soon.

On-Going Events

Farmer Training Silent Auction raised $2,222- Thank you to everyone who participated through donations and bids.

Country Store now open on-site from dawn until dusk every day at the Old Fort

Weekly Farm Stand on Fort Lewis College campus on Wednesdays from 1 until 4 pm.  Fall dates are October 31st, November 14th and December 5th.  Email Beth at lashell_b@fortlewis.edu to be added to the weekly farm stand email.

Our stint at the Farmington growers market has ended for 2018.  Thank you to all of our customers who supported us all year.