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Tree Sale Highlight: Red Osier Dogwood

Tree Sale Highlight: Red Osier Dogwood

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Our 2021 Seedling Tree Sale has finally arrived! Additional information on this year’s selection and...
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Tree Sale Highlight: Eastern Redbud

Tree Sale Highlight: Eastern Redbud

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Our 2021 Seedling Tree Sale has finally arrived! Additional information on this year’s selection and...
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Tree Sale Highlight: All Hail The King of Trees! OAKS!

Tree Sale Highlight: All Hail The King of Trees! OAKS!

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Our 2021 Seedling Tree Sale has finally arrived! Additional information on this year’s selection and...
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Tree Sale Highlight: North America’s LARGEST Native Fruit!

Tree Sale Highlight: North America’s LARGEST Native Fruit!

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Our 2021 Seedling Tree Sale has finally arrived! Additional information on this year’s selection and...
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Fairfield SWCD Tree Sale Begins February 1, 2021: Tree Highlights

Fairfield SWCD Tree Sale Begins February 1, 2021: Tree Highlights

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By Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Our 2021 Seedling Tree Sale has finally arrived! Additional information on this year's selection and...
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Exploring an Amazing Underground World: Assessing Soil Health

Exploring an Amazing Underground World: Assessing Soil Health

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By Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Healthy soil equals healthy plants. Learn how to properly assess your soil's health. In our...
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Exploring an Amazing Underground World: Soil Function & Biology

Exploring an Amazing Underground World: Soil Function & Biology

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By Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Join us for Part 1 in this exciting series as we investigate the many important...
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Farmers and Farm & Forest Owners Can Conserve Natural Resources with EQIP Cost-Share

Farmers and Farm & Forest Owners Can Conserve Natural Resources with EQIP Cost-Share

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The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program which helps producers make conservation work for them. Applications...
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Connecting Through Citizen Science in the COVID-19 Era

Connecting Through Citizen Science in the COVID-19 Era

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Looking for ways to connect with others in the midst of this pandemic? Citizen Science...
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“Pond”ering Your Backyard Watering Hole? Tips for New and Veteran Pond Owners

“Pond”ering Your Backyard Watering Hole? Tips for New and Veteran Pond Owners

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We often receive questions regarding new pond construction, as well as the maintenance of an established pond. This week we...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Water Drainage

The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with Water Drainage

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We often receive calls regarding the best practices of water drainage. (“Water” is in our name, after all!) Below are...
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Ghost Pipes, Kudzu, and Dodder, OH MY!

Ghost Pipes, Kudzu, and Dodder, OH MY!

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3 Real Plants that Rival Halloween Monsters by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician From Vampires and Ghosts to Werewolves and Zombies,...
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Engulfed in Leaves? 3 Options for Dealing with your Trees’ Autumn Offerings

Engulfed in Leaves? 3 Options for Dealing with your Trees’ Autumn Offerings

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician This week we wrap up our series on leaves by examining the methods and benefits...
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4 Mysteries of Autumn Revealed

4 Mysteries of Autumn Revealed

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician It's that time of the year again. The air is getting brisker, the days are...
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Leave it up to the Leaves!

Leave it up to the Leaves!

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician It turns out there are some amazing capabilities hidden amongst that beautiful canopy. If you’re...
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Today’s Milkweed Supports Tomorrow’s Monarchs

Today’s Milkweed Supports Tomorrow’s Monarchs

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician What is Milkweed? Milkweed is a herbaceous perennial that grows in many different habitats, primarily...
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Don’t Farm Naked!

Don’t Farm Naked!

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Increase organic matter, protect soil, and improve next year’s crop by “clothing” your fields in...
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Only Rain Down the Drain

Only Rain Down the Drain

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician What is Storm Water and Where Does it Go? What comes to mind when you...
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Fairfield SWCD “Drive-Thru” Voting Event

Fairfield SWCD “Drive-Thru” Voting Event

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm at Fairfield Agricultural Center This year the Fairfield SWCD is celebrating its 77th year, however,...
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Not All Plumbing is Inside: Understanding Field Tile Drainage

Not All Plumbing is Inside: Understanding Field Tile Drainage

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Though often hidden behind a door, wall, or cupboard, we are all aware of our...
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‘Tis the Season for the Hover Fly

‘Tis the Season for the Hover Fly

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by Carrie Brown, Engineering Technician Does the hover fly have you “hovering” near the brink of insanity every August? If...
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