Montezuma School to Farm Project

Montezuma School To Farm Project

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Sarah Syverson and Christine Foote from the Montezuma School To Farm Project about rebounding from their dire financial situation at the end of 2016 and how the project will continue to serve local students and the community moving into the future.

Montezuma School to Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project, one of the top such programs in the nation, is facing a funding crisis going into its eighth year.


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The same five students from Kemper Elementary School in Cortez who traveled to the White House in April for a spring planting returned Monday to reap the fruits of their labor.


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Students from Kemper Elementary School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant a garden at the White House. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talked with Danyel Mezzanato of the Montezuma School To Farm Project and one of the Kemper Elementary School students about how this opportunity came to be, and what the students got to experience on this journey.

  • Teacher salaries and retention remain a concern for the Montezuma-Cortez School District, but the picture looks better for the coming year.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School Board agreed to put $22,000 for the Montezuma School to Farm Project into next year’s proposed budget.

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