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“I like coming out to garden for the flowers and plants because they make me feel happy” - 2nd Grader
When the Mancos School District remodel happened in 2018 it caused the original garden site to be dissembled and moved. After construction was completed in 2020 MSTFP began developing garden space south of the Mancos river. In just two growing seasons, the garden is thriving and producing 100's lbs of fresh food for the
community. We teach roughly 200 students between the Mancos Early Learning Center and Mancos Elementary School. The Pre-K has its own, smaller garden where we teach 20 minutes hands-on lessons based around using your 5 senses in the garden. We also run a popular, four hour Friday garden class in the Mancos Garden, designed to address the academic and social/emotional gap due to the four day school week.
Stages of Garden Development
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