If you can’t attend our annual meeting or would like a more in depth discussion on soil health with Barry Fisher, consider attending the Knox County SWCD’s Conservation Seminar on “Soil Health for the Future” on March 10th from 10 am to 3 pm at the new Vincennes University Ag Center (4207 N. Purdue Rd., Vincennes, IN).
The agenda for the day will consist of the NRCS Soil Health demonstration trailer, a panel discussion with Q & A, and a free lunch.
If interested, please RSVP to Tracey by March 3rd by calling 812-882-8210 x3 or emailing email@example.com
Interested in getting into gardening this year? Consider attending the upcoming Grow City Garden 2020 Spring Series Workshops!
Workshop dates: February 18, March 17, April 21 Time: 6:00 pm EST Location: Knox County Public Library Sun Room Cost: Free! but registration is required due to limited space To register: Contact Tracey Johnson at SWCD: 812-882-8210, ext 3 firstname.lastname@example.org You need only register once for the whole series.
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 award:
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 is free; however, ticket/reservations are required and will be available until March 2, 2020, either at the SWCD office (604 S. Quail Run Road, Vincennes, IN 47591), by calling 812-882-8210 x3, or from any of the SWCD Board of Supervisors.
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!
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 that day. So, please consider donating this Giving Tuesday. Checks can be brought to the Knox County Community Foundation office from 8:30 am to 4 pm that day or made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox.
For more information, see this press release from the Knox County Community Foundation by clicking on the below image.
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 room @ 6:00 PM for short composting presentation
followed by construction/filling of compost bin at the Grow City Garden (in the backyard of the KCPL’s McGrady-Brockman Building, 614 N. 7th St., Vincennes)
Cost: FREE but registration required due to limited space
Contact Tracey Johnson, Knox County Soil Water Conservation District, 812-882-8210, ext. 3 email@example.com