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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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:… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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.
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.… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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,… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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.