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This past weekend, we held a Healthy Home Soils workshop along with Franklin Park Conservatory, SWACO, and Walnut Creek Seeds, LLC.

Franklin Park Conservatory presented on Building Healthy Soils discussing ways how to care for your garden soil and improve soil structure. Walnut Creek Seeds, LLC presented on using Cover Crops in your Garden. SWACO unearthed the world of vermicomposting (aka composting with WORMS!), while we presented on traditional composting techniques.  All-in-all, it was a great day of playing in the dirt (but only figuratively speaking).

While we don’t have another workshop scheduled as of yet, we are able to share the presentations with you! Below is a list of each one. Enjoy!

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Educators & Youth Leaders

Join teachers, environmental educators, and naturalists, as we explore, explain and experience the value, variety, and vulnerability of our natural resources through a series of interactive workshops. The workshops are coordinated by the Delaware and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and the Delaware County Preservation Parks. Each workshop is a two-day session,  including: instructor led activities, presentations by field professionals, field trips, participant driven learning and evaluation. All curricular materials are adaptable for many age groups. A continental breakfast with beverages will be provided but we do ask that you bring your own lunch. Read More

Landowners

Leaf it on Your Lawn

Grass clippings and leaves return nutrients and organic matter to your lawn and soil, and prevent soil compaction caused by rain and foot traffic. Too many? Instead of bagging them, use excess leaf material in garden beds or add it to your compost bin for a good carbon (“brown”) source. Dead leaves also provide cover for wildlife during the colder months. According the National Wildlife Federation, “Removing leaves also eliminates vital wildlife habitat. Critters ranging from turtles and toads to birds, mammals and invertebrates rely on leaf litter for food, shelter and nesting material. Many moth and butterfly caterpillars overwinter in fallen leaves before emerging in spring.”* Are you eligible for a rebate on your compost bin, native plants, or rain barrel? Check communitybackyards.org.

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Local Governments

This year, we have two (2) open seats for our Board of Supervisors who will be elected to a three year term beginning January 2018. Continue reading to find out more information on each of the three (3) candidates. Residents or landowners, firms and corporations that own land or occupy land in Franklin County and are 18 years of age or older may vote for supervisors. A non-resident landowner, firm or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot.

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