Monday, February 10, 2020

National Assn. Of Conservation Districts Awards Grants To 2 Pennsylvania Districts

On February 10, the National Association of Conservation Districts announced $1 million in urban agriculture conservation funding for 21 conservation districts across 13 states.
Grants were awarded to two Pennsylvania districts--
-- Allegheny County District: Soil Health 2.0: Enhancing Productivity - The Allegheny County District will support a series of soil health science and management workshops, development of an Urban Soil Management Guide, provide staff support for a pilot Master Composter program, and map out soil properties for potential Urban Ag lands across vacant lots in two low-income communities.
-- Indiana County District: Growing Community Education of Urban Agriculture with Community Partners - The Indiana County District will establish local partnerships to improve operations and locate spaces for edible plants in order to provide onsite examples for workshops on urban agriculture and soil health BMPs. CD staff will be trained to prepare and run workshops to expand knowledge of local agriculture as well as soil and water management.
NACD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) first partnered through the Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative in 2016 to support technical assistance activities in developed or developing areas.
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[Posted: February 10, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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