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2017 Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Recipients

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Lessons learned:

“If your project is taking your district into new partnerships and areas of service, be patient. The connections you build to establish lasting and mutually beneficial relationships will be stronger in successive years than in the first year, but continue to nurture them. When serving urban audiences, especially in underserved and ethnically diverse communities, educate yourself on culturally appropriate practices. ” – Diane Fish, Kitsap CD, Wash.

“In the beginning, this project was a way for the NRD to educate others on the benefits of soil health. In the end, we not only sparked interest in others, but gained a better understanding of ourselves.” – Marie Krausnick, Upper Big Blue NRD, Neb.

“We increased capacity to reach urban audiences unaware of our organization, mission, and the services we provide. Then we were able to provide a technical and financial assistance boost toward their conservation practice implementation. ” – Angela Warren, Genesee CD, Mich.



2017 Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative Recipients
Listed alphabetically by state

ArkansasSebastian County CD

CaliforniaInland Empire RCD

DelawareNew Castle CD

GeorgiaFulton County SWCD

IowaJohnson County SWCD

KansasDouglas County CD

MarylandPrince George’s SCD

MichiganGenesee CD

NebraskaUpper Big Blue NRD

NevadaNevada Tahoe CD

New JerseyOcean County SCD

New MexicoCiudad SWCD

San Juan SWCD

VirginiaColonial SWCD

Lord Fairfax SWCD

WashingtonCascadia CD

Grant CD

Kitsap CD

Snohomish CD

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