Andrew Fritz, Urban Conservation Technician
It’s probably no surprise that as our life with COVID-19 sinks-in and folks are able to spend more time at home, that our office would receive more calls and emails about gardening and growing food. While there does not seem to be any shortage of food or lack of supply within the food-chain despite the empty appearance of shelves at grocery stores, it has got us, you and me, thinking more about food independence and where it comes from.
The Hamilton County SWCD offers technical assistance to residents of Hamilton County who are interested in starting a garden or improving their current one while committing to conservation practices like cover crops, no-till, crop rotation, composting, and more (view garden conservation practices here). While it is difficult at this time to meet in-person, we do offer our services via email or phone. We also have an extensive list of resources on our website here.
One of the important The roles of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is to protect and enhance our soil resources for the productive benefit of those who use it. During this time it seems more important than ever to protect our soil and water resources so that they can sustain us with resilience and abundance into the future.
Please contact Andrew Fritz at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.