An introduction to agriculture

OREGON, Malheur County SWCD — “We’re hoping to give kids an introduction to agriculture, to make it familiar,” Shock said.  But part of what the Experiment Station Field Day was trying to achieve with the youth that visited was in helping shape a better-educated populace, Shock said. Vendors […]

Washington AgForestry Foundation seeks more farmers

WASHINGTON, Franklin CD — Kara Kaelber says she hopes to draw more farmers to take part in the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation’s leadership program. Kaelber joins the foundation July 23 as the part-time program manager. She will continue her work as education director at the Franklin […]

NACD Grant: GRACE Project Supports Food Banks

WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD — In July 2017, the Kitsap Conservation District was awarded a $50,000 grant to grow technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects. The awarded idea was the GRACE Project (Gardening for Restoration and Conservation Education), a community garden demonstrating best practices for urban agriculture […]

Clark CD is a Resource Worth Saving

WASHINGTON, Clark CD — As representatives of the Clark Conservation District prepare for a public hearing tonight, we hope that county councilors will be paying attention…The district has admirably served residents for more than 70 years, providing instruction and equipment that enhances land use throughout the area. From […]

How Much Water Do Coho Salmon Need?

CALIFORNIA, Gold Ridge RCD — “The fact that they summer in these little creeks makes them really vulnerable, since so many creeks now dry up each summer,” said John Green, a lead scientist with the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, in Sebastopol, Calif. His organization, as well as […]

CreekSpeak examines giant reed

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history, dives into local plant issues on Thursday, July 19, with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks…Yolo County Resource Conservation District executive director Heather Nichols and project […]

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.