The Montezuma School to Farm Project (MSTFP) unites our rural heritage with our growing future by engaging students at the crossroads of sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, health, and economics through educational experiences in outdoor garden classes, on field trips, and in summer programming. About the Organization Imagine a world where we all know the source [...]
This organization aims to inspire regenerative relationships with the natural world, community, and food systems. Housed on a 200 acre multi-generational family ranch and farm nestled under the La Plata mountains, they strive to share this special place with the community through events that provide a spectacular setting for guests to reconnect with the natural [...]
Volunteers started the MLK Jr Breakfast in 2009. It brings the community together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ramifications of his work and to kick off the New Year. The event is free and regularly hosts around 100 people.
This Farmers’ Market strives to provide affordable, locally grown, seasonally available produce as well as other locally sourced and crafted products to the residents of the Mancos Valley.
Mancos FoodShare (MFS) is dedicated to comprehensively addressing hunger and food security in the Mancos Valley by supporting healthy and local food access, production, education and distribution. About The Organization A group of community members started Mancos FoodShare in 2013 to bring a USDA Commodities distribution to Mancos so that folks experience food insecurity wouldn’t [...]
This film festival takes place annually at the Mancos Opera House. In 2018, the event focused on what it means to BELONG to a place, to each other and to ourselves. This and future events will include various feature length and short documentary films.
This program works to protect the agricultural lifestyle in Montezuma County. It focuses on a whole farm approach to agricultural conservation; soil sampling procedures, evaluations, learning from local speakers/experts; two full day field trips with hands on demonstrations; NRCS principles of sustainable practices; and sharing information. The High Deseert Conservation District has a long history [...]
The Giving Tree: In its 18th season, The Giving Tree provides gifts, food and utilities vouchers for residents in the Mancos Valley during the holiday season—Thanksgiving through Christmas. They’ve served hundreds of residents.
This organization is committed to fostering love between neighbors and supporting common humanity. Belonging provides educational opportunities around immigration and sanctuary in order to create inclusive communities and social
This organization supports winter recreation by creating and grooming more than 20 kilometers of track for classic- and skate-style Nordic skiing on U.S. Forest Service land near Mancos. More than 3,000 skiers visit per winter. During the