This summer the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District installed a demonstration market farm plot at SUNY Adirondack to promote soil conservation practices in the Lake Champlain Watershed.
The District was awarded funding through the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Small Education and Outreach Grant to create the demonstration plot and to host a series of workshops on market farms and soil health.
In conjunction with the series, the District is hosting a workshop on cover crops with SUNY Adirondack and the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York. The workshop will focus on cover crop practices for increased soil health, organic matter, weed suppression, compaction and more.
NRCS Soil Scientist Olga Vargas will be instructing a section of the workshop with demonstrations showing the benefits of cover crops on soil health. There will also be a field walk to learn about these cover crop techniques and the benefits they are having on the college’s market farm.
The free workshop will be at SUNY Adirondack on September 19th from 2 to 5 pm. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. For more information about the workshop and to register contact Nick at (518) 623-3119 or [email protected]