Conservation Planning Workshop – Feb 16, 2018

Join us for an in-depth conversation on soil health and conservation farming techniques to use throughout the growing season. Share your experiences Learn from growers Hear from SWCD soil health staff Review conservation cropping systems Discuss cover crops, mulching, reduced tillage, native plantings, and insectary strips Join us! Friday, February 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Purdue Extension - Marion County - Classroom Suite 201, Discovery Hall 1202 E. 38th Street Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, IN Admission: Free Coffee and light refreshments provided Please RSVP https://goo.gl/forms/93IvDZs6WM9e78Du2

Conservation Planning Workshop – Feb 16, 2018 2018-01-26T15:43:33+00:00

Permaculture Template

Williams Creek Consulting and the Marion County SWCD came together to develop permaculture design templates for Indianapolis vacant lots.  The project was funded by the National Association of Conservation District's (NACD) Urban Agriculture Conservation Grants Program.  The template designs were created as conceptual designs for implementation by Community Development Corporations and as a resource for the City's land bank, local non-profits and neighborhood organizations in future permaculture applications on urban lots. Access the report here! NACD Permaculture Template Designs Report (pdf)  

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Indiana NRCS Announces EQIP Application Deadline – Dec. 15th 2017

Indiana’s agricultural producers who want to improve natural resources and address concerns on their land are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Pro-gram (EQIP) through the USDA-Natural Re-sources Conservation Service (NRCS). Jane Hardisty, NRCS State Conservationist, announced that December 15, 2017 will be the EQIP application deadline in Indiana.  “While we take EQIP applications throughout the year, applications received after December 15th will be considered in future announced application rounds. I encourage producers with resource concerns on their land to submit an application by the deadline,” Hardisty explains.  EQIP is a voluntary conservation program available for agricultural [...]

Indiana NRCS Announces EQIP Application Deadline – Dec. 15th 2017 2018-01-24T14:10:19+00:00