Soil: What is it? How does it work? Life in the soil and how to care for it Different soil types Grow City Garden activity: Pruning, thinning plants, garden maintenance Date and Time: June 25, 2019, 6:00 PM Workshop location: Begin at the Grow City Garden (backyard of the KCPL’s McGrady-Brockman Building, 614 N. 7th St., Vincennes) followed by […]
What: An organic teaching garden and hands-on workshop series Workshops will be held throughout the summer and fall Topics covered: Testing and improving garden soil Preparing the garden Planting the garden Managing pests and disease Harvesting of crop and seed Saving seed for future use Composting Where: McGrady-Brockman Building, 614 N. 7th St., Vincennes, IN Workshops will take place at the […]
Do you like being outdoors and helping conserve our natural resources? If so, consider applying for our summer 2019 natural resources internship! 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 Wednesday, March 6th.
The Knox County Community Foundation is going to be matching donations to local charitable organizations on Giving Tuesday this year, including the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District! Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving before the holiday season. Donations placed that day to the Knox County SWCD endowment will help support our mission […]
The Knox County SWCD’s Wildlife Committee is hosting a Field Day on options for flood prone areas. The event will take place Tuesday, August 21st at 5 pm at Sara Stumbo’s property (6248 Ridgleyville Rd., Monroe City, IN 47557). See flier here for more details.
The Knox County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is proud to host the second Knox County Nature Days! This is an annual event focused on different environmental issues, natural history, and more. Join us to learn more about Knox County orchards, the native (good) trees, and invasive (bad) trees! Where: Ouabache Trails Nature Center | 3500 N. Lower Ft. […]
Vincennes will be a site for the roll-out of the U.S.H.E.R. program, aka Urban Soil Health Education & Restoration! Please consider attending this educational call out meeting next Thursday morning at the Knox County Purdue Ext. Office! Check out the call out flyer here!
The USDA Service Center will be hosting an open house for the Agriculture Community. We want to show our appreciation to our Program Participants, Farmers, Landowners, Foresters, Gardeners, Seed Dealers, Fertilizer Dealers, Bankers and the list could go on. So please join us on the morning of March 16 at the USDA Service Center for refreshments and conservation conversation. March […]
Purdue Extension is hosting an irrigation workshop at the SW Purdue Ag Center (4669 N Purdue Rd., Vincennes, IN) on Thursday, March 15th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Here’s a draft agenda: 8:30 a.m. – Welcome 9:00 a.m. Irrigation Scheduling (Lyndon Kelley) Checkbook Irrigation Scheduling Soil Moisture Monitoring Interpreting and integrating results Indiana Water […]
We’ll be holding our Annual Meeting next Monday, March 5th at 6:30 pm at the VU Green Activities Center. Dawn Slack from The Nature Conservancy will be our guest speaker. The tickets are free but must be picked up or reserved by Wednesday, February 28th. Contact our office for more information.