You may have noticed that we recently changed the name of our collaborative farming project to the Glacier Community Farm. This name change reflects the rich heritage of the area, and was suggested to us by a local ranching family.
In the early 1880s, the town site of Glacier sprang up at the junction of Cement Creek Road and Highway 135. Named for a glacier formation to the east, Glacier began as a stage stop for mines located up Cement Creek, and soon became a stop for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. The Glacier schoolhouse was rebuilt in 1920, and that building still stands today as the Red Mountain Log Works furniture store.
At the Glacier Community Farm, we are working to renovate the ranching homestead, a crucial next step in our effort to get the farm up and running. Built in 1934, the humble log cabin has been vacant for nearly eight years and is in need of some serious restoration.
Community member Bill Gallen has served as a volunteer at the Glacier Community Farm in the past. He and his wife currently live on a ranch, where they are care-takers. “This is going to be a great opportunity for somebody to live on a ranch and experience that lifestyle, and I get excited about that.” Once renovated, the cabin will serve as a home for our Farm Manager, to ensure that operations on the farm are running smoothly.
To learn more about this exciting project, or to help us get off and running with a donation, contact Danielle at email@example.com or 970.349.1206.