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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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Soil has long been confused with land. It is but one part of land. For conservation purposes land must be regarded in terms of all its component parts: soil, slope, climate, susceptibility to depreciation by erosion, over-cropping or other processes of deterioration.

Wendell Berry

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

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.