Horseman farm planning event Thursday

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD — A free workshop titled “Sound Horsekeeping: Equine Farm Planning,” part of the Whatcom Conservation District 2018-19 Farm Speakers Series, starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in Sunset Farm Equine Park, 7981 Blaine Rd. The special guests will be Michael Hipp, equine conservation planner […]

Agency finds Petaluma groundwater clean, cheap

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — As Petaluma’s new groundwater regulatory agency turns one, there is good news for residents living in the Petaluma groundwater basin. Preliminary tests show the basin is relatively healthy…The agency’s $470,000 annual budget comes from contributions from the city of Petaluma, Sonoma County, the water […]

CreekSpeak examines Giant Reed in area waterways

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, dives into local plant issues on Thursday…with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks.”  Yolo County Resource Conservation District Executive Director Heather Nichols and […]

Conservation Quotes

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Many farmers—most farmers, and that means millions—need some technical help in making the change to this more efficient, easier, and more productive type of farming, and they need also moral support and encouragement.

Peter Maurin

It is impossible to have a healthy and sound society without a proper respect for the soil.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Too many people have lost sight of the fact that productive soil is essential to the production of food.