Wanted: New farmers to work on fertile land

Wanted: New farmers to work on fertile land

Old Fort part of experimental program to get growers going
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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.
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Potatoes grown by trial incubator Mike Nolan are stored in a cellar below a building on site.
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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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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.

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