New garden takes root in Bayfield with focus on healthy ingredients, food security

Pine River Shares is taking on food insecurity in eastern La Plata County with the help of a new, sustainable food garden.

The garden’s produce will add fresh, healthy ingredients to the nonprofit’s weekly food share programs in Bayfield and Ignacio. Already, apple trees and garlic are taking root at the Bayfield Education Center, home of Pine River Shares, with the help of community volunteers and students.

“Everyone deserves access to healthy, sustainably raised food,” said Halie Forsthoff, dean of the Bayfield School District Wolverine Academy.

Last week, students at the academy, a project-based learning program, planted 20 apple trees

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