Our mission:

To grow a healthier community through the support and development of school and community garden programs in La Plata County, CO that promote health and wellness, environmental stewardship and a sustainable local food system. 


The Latest:

* 2017 Conservation Education WORKSHOP Series - April - November

11th Annual Tour de Farms - bicycle tour of farms & gardens, August 19th, 2017

* 4th Annual One Garden at a Time - farm to table dinner, October 12th, 2017

* Jr. Gardeners Summer Camp - All sessions are FULL! Contact us to be put on the wait list. 

* Check out our Volunteer Opportunities 2017!

* July 2017 Newsletter

* Blog - The current news from our gardens & programs!

* 2016 Annual Report

* Bring Garden-Based Science Lessons to your school!

* Education & Events - See what's happening this year!

* Monthly Newsletter - Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter


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We visited Bev Todd at her food forest in Farmington, the Crestview Forest Garden.  After the drive through dry, hot, red rock it was quite the contrast to step into a lush, shaded, bountiful forest.   

  As more and more consumers and restaurants are purchasing whole, 1/2, or 1/4 animals, more chefs are looking for employees with some butchering and preservation skills. Manna's Culinary Arts Department lucked out when Neal Drysdale agreed to teach a class on charcuterie. Neal Drysdale, Chef De Cuisine of The Strater...