Online Registration Now Open Please join us December 7-8, 2017, for the second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health in Indianapolis. This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn recent developments in how cover crops are being used by innovative farmers across the coun-try and gain important insights on improving soil health from producers, conservation leaders, and scientists. Whether you are con-templating cover crops for the first time, or you have years of experience and want to interact with soil health and cover crops inno-vators, this program will provide you with valuable information, networking, and [...]
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. Plans are underway! We will be in a new location so be sure to check back with us soon! Up-dates will be posted on our website and a formal invitation will be sent to your email. Please contact us with any questions.
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 [...]
Did you know that Homeowners associations are required to maintain some of the stormwater infrastructure in the common areas of their neighborhoods. This includes ponds, swales, shoreline plantings, rain gardens, pervious pavement and pavers, water quality units and other features known as Stormwater Best Management Practices or BMPs. If you run an HOA or are a landscape contractor or a pond management company who maintains neighborhood property, then join the White River Alliance and its 10 member communities for an informational workshop to learn how to meet these requirements and avoid costly BMP failures and regulatory compliance issues. The [...]