Horticulture fundraiser draws community

OREGON – With the weather getting warmer, and green things sprouting up everywhere, what better way to spend your weekend than planting a garden? …Booths from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas River Water Providers were set up next to the sidewalk informing buyers about […]

Agriculture weighs in on farm bill failure

NATIONAL – The National Association of Conservation Districts also expressed its disappointed [sic]. “Today’s defeat brings us further away from passing a new farm bill on time and providing producers with the certainty they need to continue feeding and clothing this nation,” Brent Van Dyke, NACD president, said. […]

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Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.