Our district was honored to receive one of the district showcase awards at this year’s Indiana Association of SWCDs Annual Conference earlier this month. This award is given to districts that have succeeded with innovative projects that the Indiana Conservation Partnership feels should be highlighted. Here’s a nice video showcasing some of our activities that were featured in this year’s […]
Please join us for our 78th Annual Meeting on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Vincennes University Green Activities Center (120 W Harrison Street, Harrison St, Vincennes, IN 47591). The evening will feature guest speaker Barry Fisher, Soil Health Team Leader/Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), speaking about soil health. The annual meeting and meal […]
Do you like being outdoors and helping conserve our natural resources? If so, consider applying to be a summer 2020 natural resources intern! Interns will gain experience in invasive species identification and control, plant propagation, conservation practices, local government and nonprofit organization experience, and more! See full internship description here. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 7th.
Knox County SWCD is one of the entities eligible for a 1:1 match on all donations to our Knox County Community Foundation account (Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors) on Giving Tuesday! You can help support local natural resources conservation efforts by donating to our account on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The one to one match is only available […]
The Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District office will be closed on Tuesday, November 5th for election day. Co-located FSA and NRCS offices will still be open.
The final Grow City Workshop for the year will be on Cover Crops for Gardens. What: Learn how to plant cover crops to improve garden soil for next spring (presented by Tom Held, Knox Co District Conservationist) Receive free packet of cover crop seeds When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM Where: Grow City Garden (@backyard of KCPL’s […]
What: Learn “lasagna layer gardening” – a method to create a no-dig garden bed and enrich the garden soil Learn how to gather and clean seeds for saving – right from the Grow City Garden (participants can take some seeds home for their own gardens) When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM Where: Grow City Garden (@backyard of KCPL’s McGrady-Brockman […]
Grow City Workshop: Composting Made Easy What: Learn the basics of composting o What is compost? o How to make it? o How to use it? Watch a compost bin being built @ the Grow City Garden Help fill the compost bin to get the process started. When: August 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM Where: Knox County Public Library Sun […]
Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Wildlife Committee & Purdue University Extension Present: Construction, Maintenance, and Restoration of Ponds 5:00 PM, August 20, 2019 At the Andy & Nichole Like Residence, 10106 E. Boyd Like Rd. Monroe City, IN 47557 AGENDA: 5:00 PM Greetings & Introductions Charlie Ring 5:10 PM Survey/Future Meetings Clevie Bennett 5:20 PM Meal (Grilled burgers and […]
The June Grow City Workshop on Soils has been rescheduled to July 31st. Please RSVP by contacting Tracey Johnson at (812) 882-8210 ext. 3 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org We have also set a date for our August Grow City Workshop on Composting. It will be held on August 27th.