The La Plata Conservation District and The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado are partnering to provide education about soil & water conservation and sustainable agriculture.
We aim to inspire youth and adults to become stewards of our natural resources by exposing them to sustainable agriculture and soil and water conservation, thereby building our local agricultural capacity in the long run. Together we can improve the climate resiliency and food security of our community.
Why is this important?
La Plata County has a rich agricultural heritage, but interest in agriculture needs encouragement among younger generations.
Local farmers and landowners can have some of the largest impact on soil and water conservation in our region through proper sustainable agriculture practices.
Each year, weather patterns, water levels and snowpack are becoming increasingly unpredictable in SW Colorado.
By educating our county about conservation, people will know more about sustainable agriculture and soil & water conservation, will understand the importance, and will be inspired to put that knowledge into practice.
Join us for a FREE monthly workshop series exploring the importance of soil and water conservation from a practical, economical and sustainable viewpoint. Workshops are available for farmers, landowners, backyard & community gardeners, and the general public.
These workshops are provided free for the community through a grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board Natural Resources Matching Grants Program.
Additionally through this grant, youth will be engaged in order to develop environmental stewards from an early age through school garden programs. More info HERE.
Space is limited, pre-registration required. Sign-up at www.laplatacd.org.