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Join us by giving today to support our work. Your gift builds the Old Fort's capacity to train beginning farmers, practice ecologically sound farming, and meet needs for new infrastructure, staffing, equipment, and more. No donation is too small: any amount is immensely appreciated and goes to the Old Fort Growth Fund.

"The Old Fort gives students and community members a unique opportunity to learn how to farm on a small acreage and turn that into a successful business. I believe in their mission, and that's why I support them through my donations and volunteer time."

Scott Kadera |  Colorado Master Gardener

The Old Fort

18683 CO-140
Hesperus, CO 81326

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Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge the land that the Old Fort is situated upon is the ancestral land and territory of the Nuuchiu (Ute) people who were forcibly removed by the United States Government. We also acknowledge that this land is connected to the communal and ceremonial spaces of the Jicarilla Abache (Apache), Pueblos of New Mexico, Hopi Sinom (Hopi), and Diné (Navajo) Nations.

The Old Fort and Fort Lewis College are committed to reconciling their history as a federal Indian Boarding School from 1892 to 1909.

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The Old Fort is owned by the Colorado State Land Board and managed by Fort Lewis College.

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