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Beth LaShell
Old Fort at Hesperus Coordinator

(970) 247-7189- Campus office

970-385-4574- Hesperus office

Elicia Whittlesey

Program Manager- Old Fort Market Gardens

After getting a BA in Environmental Analysis from Pomona College, and a MA in Geography from the University of Minnesota, Elicia farmed for three years at Green Gulch Farm on the coast of Marin County, California. As an apprentice and then staff at Green Gulch, she received thorough training in organic & biointensive farming methods. In 2014, she was head gardener at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and in spring of 2015 moved to Hesperus to try her hand at high desert growing in the Old Fort’s fields. She loves helping people experience farming for the first time.Contact her about these programs: Internship, Farmer-In-Training, CSA, wholesale purchases.

Dan Selzer

Property caretaker; Cattle and Hay Manager

970-385-4574 - Hesperus office



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