Wanted: New farmers to work on fertile land

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Wanted: New farmers to work on fertile land

Old Fort part of experimental program to get growers going
Dan Selzer, caretaker of the Old Fort Lewis campus at Hesperus, discs in a rye cover crop on Thursday. Come springtime, the three acres will be used by start-up farmers with the Old Fort Market Garden Incubator Program.
Potatoes grown by trial incubator Mike Nolan are stored in a cellar below a building on site.
Beth LaShell, coordinator at the Old Fort at Hesperus, opens doors to a cellar where farmers have stored potatoes, carrots, apples and winter squash. The cellar will be available for use by farmers with the new Old Fort Market Garden Incubator Program.
Apply to be an incubator

Applications for the incubator program are due at 5 p.m. Nov. 26.

For more information or to apply, contact Beth LaShell at (970) 247-7189 or lashell_b@fortlewis.edu.

Wanted: New farmers to work on fertile land

Dan Selzer, caretaker of the Old Fort Lewis campus at Hesperus, discs in a rye cover crop on Thursday. Come springtime, the three acres will be used by start-up farmers with the Old Fort Market Garden Incubator Program.
Potatoes grown by trial incubator Mike Nolan are stored in a cellar below a building on site.
Beth LaShell, coordinator at the Old Fort at Hesperus, opens doors to a cellar where farmers have stored potatoes, carrots, apples and winter squash. The cellar will be available for use by farmers with the new Old Fort Market Garden Incubator Program.
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