Successful Conservation Education Workshop Series 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Conservation Education Workshop Series this summer.

The aim of this free series was to explore the importance of soil and water conservation from a practical, economical and sustainable viewpoint. 

And 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 resiliency and food security of our community.

Why is conservation education 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 unpredictablein SW Colorado.


If you want a reminder about what we learned at the workshops feel free to check out the blog posts!

Soil Health - July

Thistle Remedy - August

Canning 101 - August

Seed Saving Basics - September

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Brought to you in partnership between the La Plata Conservation District and The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado

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  • Mia Carrasco-Songer
    commented 2016-11-29 12:00:20 -0700
    Update: We just found out we were accepted for a second year of funding! See for more workshops in 2017!