Thank you all who came out for our 2015 Annual Meeting!

It was held on Febuary 17, 2015

  

If you missed it, or heard great things about our speaker, and want to learn more, visit her website

www.hubbardhive.com   

  

  

  

  

  Life as a beekeeper has its ups and downs and her story of coming to beekeeping is quite a poignant love story. A beekeeper since 2008, Charlotte works approximately 20 hives in southwest Michigan. She is an author of the book, Droning from a Queen Bee: The First Five Years, as well as, other publications regarding bees.  Copies of her book will be available at this meeting. All proceeds going to support food bank charites. 

  Ms. Hubbard speaks nationally about honeybees, often focusing on the human-bee dynamic. Her humorous style and willingness to share her personal "oopsies" regarding stinging insects, makes her a popular  and engaging speaker.

  To read more about our speaker, visit her website at www.hubbardhive.com   

Kosciusko County Soil & Water

Conservation District (SWCD) is a governmental subdivision of Indiana.  It is responsible for carrying out practices and programs that promote the conservation of our soil, water, and related natural resources within the county.  By working in partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) this purpose is carried out by providing technical assistance, cost-share opportunities, and educational programs.

Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative was in the news this Fall. Read the artical here 

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International Year of Soils

Never Look at soils the same way again! Watch these great videos.   

               2015: International Year of Soils

 

                Symphony of the Soil

  

  

Plan now for your 2015 TREE PLANTINGS!!!

Planning on a large tree planting. Place your order with the State IDNR Nursery Program from Oct1st 2014---May 1, 2015. Seedlings come in bundels of 50 or 100 with a price range of $29.50-$40.00. Stop into the office for an oder form or visit the website at www.dnr.IN.gov/forestry   for more information. 

  

NEWS from the

USDA

It is that time of year again to start thinking about preserving the summers bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Use the link below for freezing tips.

Freezing and Food Safety

  

  

  

NEWS from the NRCS

Soil Health

  

NRCS Advises keeping crop residue to avoid erosion problems.  

  

WRP?'s  

IASWCD
Soil and Water Conservation Society: Hoosier Chapter

Hoosier Chapter: Soil and Water Conservation Society 

Indiana Association of Soil and Water      Conservation Districts

Ever wonder about soil?

Dig in and learn more about "Dirt"

Watch Ray "the soil guy" in Theater!

  

  

What Goes On in the Garden When You Are Not Watching

Click on the hummingbird to watch this amazing video!

  

Mission- To help people manage, conserve and enhance natural resources for present and future generations through                  education, public information, leadership, and development of innovative programs. 

Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District

Upcoming Events 

2015

All Board Meetings are open to the public

     

March: 

     Board Meeting:

         3rd@ 7:00pm

     Indoor Pasture Walk:

         23rd@ 5:30pm

April:

     Board Meeting:

         7th@ 7:00pm

    Tree Sales:

      Order by April 10th

      Pick up April 18th 8am-12noon

  

May:

    Board Meeting:

        May 5th@ 7:30pm

  

  

     

  

  

  Do to the nature of the work performed, there are times when no one will be in the office. Please call before making a special trip to the office. (574)267-7445 ext 3

  

  

  

2015 Annual Tree Sales is underway. You can download a copy of the order form here.  You can also call the office at        267-7445 ext 3. 

Order Forms: Tree Sale 2015

  The following services are available:

Soil Reports  

• Soil Survey Maps/ Web Soil Survey

• Conservation Materials Library

• Topographic Maps  

• Pond Management Information

Soil Erosion Control Practices

• Nutrient Management

• Conservation Planning

Terra Plane Rental

Tree Sales

Training – Project WILD, WET & Learning Tree

• Wetlands Information  

Conservation Camp

• Soil Stewardship Materials

• Chlorophyll Meter Available

                       Plant Books

      

 

  

Office Hours 

Monday – Friday      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

County Holidays -  office closed

  

  

For more information about any of these services,                           contact the SWCD office at:

217 E. Bell Dr. Warsaw, IN  46582   ~   574-267-7445 ext. 3

Upcoming Workshops:

3rd Annual IN Small Farm Conference click here March 5-7th Danville, IN

Indoor Pasture Walk March 23rd 5:30-9pm at the Whitko Middle School. For more information and to RSVP, Please Follow this LINK

  

Cover Crop Workshop at JA Scott Farms April 4th

Taste of Ag at the Kosiusko Co Fairgrounds April 14

  

2014 RC&D 10 County Rafting Program

For more information on how to get your school involved, please call the Kosciusko County SWCD office.

574-267-7445 ex3