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Welcome 2021 UAC Grantee Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District

The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District (FCSWCD) in Franklin County, New York was awarded an Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to boost technical capacity nationwide. FCSWCD was one of 20…… Continue reading →

Welcome 2021 UAC Grantee Placer Resource Conservation District

The Placer Resource Conservation District in California has been awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to boost technical capacity nationwide. Placer RCD is among the 20 conservation districts across 14 states who…… Continue reading →

Welcome 2021 UAC Grantee, Prince George’s Soil Conservation District

The Prince George’s Soil Conservation District (PGSCD) in Maryland was awarded a 2021 Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to boost technical capacity nationwide. PGSCD was one of 20 conservation districts across 14…… Continue reading →

NACD attends The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation’s NPN Meeting

By Ariel Rivers As recently announced, NACD and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation (SMGF) have renewed their ongoing partnership to deliver urban webinars and information on backyard conservation. As part of these efforts, NACD participates in SMGF’s National Partner Network (NPN), a group of 17 organizations with a shared focus on water quality and sustainability across…… Continue reading →

District working to improve Cleveland’s tree canopy

Ohio’s Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is in the early stages of work on a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project that would expand tree planting and landowner education on larger properties. It’s part of a broader effort by the district, with help from government entities, to increase tree canopy in urban areas.…… Continue reading →

Central New York district promotes growing food instead of lawns

By Marissa Phelps In 2019, the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) located in Central New York was awarded funding through the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Initiative to develop a new program promoting urban agriculture and natural resource conservation. “Fresh Connections: Promoting Urban Agriculture and Natural Resource…… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: Urban Conservation

Urban agriculture is a small but growing sector of the agriculture industry. Urban producers face both challenges familiar to any farmer, like accessing land and credit, as well as challenges unique to the urban setting – like soil contamination. The 2018 Farm Bill included several provisions designed to increase urban agricultural production and tackle challenges…… Continue reading →

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