The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Up in the Air

Garden tour showcases high altitude food production


Melissa Jenkins

Christopher Borton and Linda Welsh hosted a garden tour last week at the Sage Mountain Center.

For the past four years, the Sage Mountain Center has hosted a community gardening tour at the beautiful location 6,300 feet above sea level.

Center Director Christopher Borton said they host the event each year as a way to showcase high altitude food production.

Borton said even professional gardeners come away amazed with what they are able to grow at altitude, and it also showcases a different way to do it without the use of chemicals and pesticides.

Borton has lived on the property for 26 years, and he established the center in 2009.

Borton said the center features what he calls an e...

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