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2021 updates

As we all know, the world shuddered to a halt last spring. Our programs were not immune... We have slowly began to host classrooms again at Thistle Whistle Farm in Hotchkiss. We also partnered with [...]

Last class!

THIS WAS THE FINAL FAMILIES ON FARMS FOR 2019! WE HAD A SMALLER BUT VERY ENGAGED GROUP ALONG WITH CHRIS HERMANN FROM THE WESTERN COLORADO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.  IN OUR TIME WITH MARK, HE SHARED THE NATURE [...]

Medicinal Herbs

  We had 26 participants for our September Families on the Farm Program!  We focused on the medicinal qualities of edible plants and herbs.  Alicia Michelsen showed participants how to use various plants to help [...]

Commentary from an August Program

Once again we had a large group.  We counted 37 at lunch!  Three people came from the Senior group that we started last year.  It was a busy time as Mark started with wheat threshing [...]

11 Years of Tomato Seed Saving

2019 marks the 11th year that Mark Waltermire and I have been working together with regional schools to teach children (and adults) how to save seeds from their garden tomatoes. The process is easy, slimy, [...]

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