Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

flood waters in a shelby county corn field

As we approach 2020, Jane Houin offers some ways you can weather proof your farm for what can be called "extreme farming" conditions.

Find out what options horse owners have if they want to have a nice pasture and still allow their horses out when the snow melts.
Rural stream

It is important that you understand the documentation and permissions that need to be in place before beginning any project that might impact water quality. 

Aaron Dodds recalls a special Thanksgiving when planting a scraggly tree had the power to replace his grandfathers' aliments with intrigue and joy.
soil and seedling in hand

Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District looks back on all the district has accomplished in 75 years and remembers the men and women who contributed.
Riparian zone near a stream

A riparian buffer with a good mix of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants will trap and filter out much of the sediment that is being carried by runoff.

Before you pull out a leaf rake and yard "waste" bags, stop and ask yourself, can I turn this so-called waste into value for me and my lawn and garden?
Comma butterflies

As fall and winter weather are approaching, you can still contribute potential pollinator saving methods to your garden or future garden.
leaf-covered path through woods

Learn more about management techniques to improve your woods, attract more wildlife and increase the value of the trees on your property.
Healthy soil

If you want to improve water quality, nutrient management or soil health on your operation, pick one thing and just do it.