Summer field tours

Tour the fields and learn about high-elevation growing practices with the Farmer Training Program staff and participants. We love sharing our work and a few of our favorite tips for growing high-elevation vegetables. We will walk about a half mile over dirt roads and farm paths, so bring comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.


Thursdays from July 11 through August 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon


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

Getting to the Old Fort

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 building with a large mural.

A young person standing among rows of lettuces in a greenhouse

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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