Crystal Livingston and Carolyn Blehm at the Old Fort Farm Stand
When students learn, everyone benefits. At Fort Lewis College, those benefits can be found every Thursday from spring to fall under the Clock Tower in the center of campus. That's when students who are studying and practicing organic growing techniques bring the fruits (and vegetables and meats) of their labors to campus for sale at the open-air Old Fort Farm Stand.
The foods are grown and raised at the Old Fort, the former home of Fort Lewis College before it moved to Durango in 1956. The Old Fort farm facility includes a market garden and three green houses for year-round growing. Students also raise pigs and manage a herd of cattle, all with organic, antibiotic-free practices.
The farmers are students with a commitment to sustainable food production, and they come from a wide variety of majors, including Environmental Studies, Accounting, and Teacher Education.
Read more about the Old Fort Farm Stand.