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 email@example.com We have also set a date for our August Grow City Workshop on Composting. It will be held on August 27th.
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 […]