Oxbow Farm listed for sale

OREGON – EMSWCD has listed for sale a farm property currently in its ownership…EMSWCD evaluated a number of options for future use of the property, and determined that a resale of the property would meet the greatest number of objectives in the most cost effective manner.

The Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

CALIFORNIA – “We completed our Carbon Farm Plan in January 2016,” Chamberlin said, “with a great network and team of people from the CEC, the Cachuma Resource Conservation District, the county Air Pollution Control District, the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, UCSB, [UC] Berkeley, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), […]

Yakima’s Heirloom Seed Lending Library

WASHINGTON – The original idea to start a seed library came from another Master Gardener, Diana Pieti and in 2014, Yakima Master Gardeners and the North Yakima Conservation District partnered to provide land, water, and start-up funds for a vegetable garden of open pollinated and heirloom varieties…

California District Brings Fresh Veggies to Low-Income Communities – NACD

CALIFORNIA – In 2017, the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) located in Southern California was awarded funding through the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Initiative to develop a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Source: California District Brings Fresh Veggies to Low-Income Communities […]

Conservation Quotes

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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.

Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

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.