Nutrient Management for Vegetable Growers Nov 29

This workshop will dive deep into central Indiana growing scenarios and demonstrate ways to budget, supply, and conserve nutrients for our crops. The intent is to help growers close the loop of soil testing, crop needs, and managing the amount, source, placement, and timing of organic fertilizers and soil amendments on small farms and gardens. This educational event is made possible by grant funding awarded to the SWCDs from Clean Water Indiana. Responsible nutrient management improves the physical, chemical, and biological condition of soil, thereby enhancing its ability to infiltrate and clean water.  The workshop will be led by Dan [...]

Nutrient Management for Vegetable Growers Nov 29 2018-11-13T09:53:40+00:00

Cover Crop Giveaway 2018

The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering free cover crop seed packets to vegetable farmers and gardeners! Come to any of our events to pick up your seed and talk gardening!  We'll have promotional packets of oats, cereal rye, crimson clover, and hairy vetch on hand. Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Keystone-Monon Community Garden at Arsenal Park 1400 East 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 Wednesday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 10 Johnson Avenue - Coffee Shop 10 Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46210 Thursday, August 16, 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. Indy Urban [...]

Cover Crop Giveaway 2018 2018-09-24T11:53:04+00:00

Pollinator Networking Breakfast

Join Us! Urban & Small Farm Networking Breakfast Focused on Pollinator Habitat Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at McCloud Park Nature Center 8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, IN 46165 Join us for informal discussions and field tours with Angie Miller, Rural Conservationist Establishing habitat with direct seeding versus plugs Sarah Wolf, Park Naturalist Using plugs on McCloud Park's mitigation site John Wynn, Farmer Converting a crop field to pollinator habitat using cover crops to prepare a direct seeding of natives For more information on the workshop or to reserve a seat, contact Boone County SWCD [...]

Pollinator Networking Breakfast 2018-03-14T14:57:46+00:00

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

Annual Meeting – February 20th 2018

Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting & Dinner Tuesday, February 20th, 3:30 p.m. John Boner Neighborhood Center 2236 E. 10th Street Please plan to join us on Tuesday, February 20th as we celebrate 48 years of conservation in Marion County! Come meet our new Resource Conservationist Cheyenne Hoffa; hear about the great strides that have been made by our Soil Health Program staff and learn something new from our informative guest speakers. Our guest speaker will be Laura Henderson from Big Green.  Dinner will be served after the meeting. This event is free but please RSVP by February 15th. RSVP [...]

Annual Meeting – February 20th 2018 2018-01-23T16:16:58+00:00

Organic Nutrient Management for Small Farms Workshop – Nov. 30th 2017

The Marion County SWCD invites you to join fellow growers for nutrient management training and discussion led by Nathan Boone of Boone Family Farms and Dan Perkins of Perkins’ Good Earth Farm. Learning objectives include soil and crop suitability, soil testing, nutrient budgeting, fertility, crop rotation and cover crops, compost, manure, soil amendments and fertilizers, all backed by years of on-farm practical experience with considerations for sourcing, time management, cost and benefits. When: Thursday, November 30th Time: 9am - 2pm Where:  John H. Boner Community Center, 2236 E. 10th Street in Indianapolis. DETAILS 9:00am - 9:20 Coffee and Registration 9:20 [...]

Organic Nutrient Management for Small Farms Workshop – Nov. 30th 2017 2018-01-24T14:11:36+00:00