Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

Martha Teal

Spring is (almost) in the air. Are your trees ready? 

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Nina Williams and Jude Schuenemeyer of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about their efforts to document and preserve rare apple and fruit tree varieties, the history behind fruit orchards in southwest Colorado, and how the public can get involved.

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Sometime during the night of Sunday, May 24th, vandals uprooted the heritage fruit trees in the Montezuma School To Farm orchard at Cortez Middle School. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Syverson, the Director of the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about what happened, how the community responded, and how these incidents provide a chance for restorative justice.

Montezuma County's Heirloom Fruit Trees

Sep 29, 2014
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

The orchards of Montezuma County represent an opportunity for preservation that is deeply connected to the region’s history. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jude Schuenemeyer and Nina Williams from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about how they are preserving the original fruit trees brought here over 100 years ago, and why these trees may represent a new economic opportunity for southwest Colorado.

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

Sep 16, 2014
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Jude Schuenemeyer from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about their work preserving heirloom fruit trees, the history of Montezuma County's orchards, and why it is important to save these tree species.

KUNC article on Colorado's heirloom apples: www.kunc.org/post/once-lost-colorado-orange-helps-seed-states-new-fruit-economy