Information For Homeowners
Simple Conservation Practices For Your Backyard
You’ll feel good about the environment when you
tradition of America’s farmers and start practicing conservation right in
your own backyard. Most backyard conservation practices are simple to
achieve, yet they provide long-lasting rewards for your family and for
It doesn’t matter if your yard is measured in acres, feet or flower
pots. You can become a backyard conservationist today.
An entire series of
Conservation Practices for Your Backyard
Garden Tips to keep you conservation-conscious around your home.
Buying Locally Grown Food
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is proud to support "Buy Local"
campaigns across the commonwealth and join consumers in sustaining their neighboring farmers. Sustainability involves more than producing food and earning an income. Farmers
are also using and caring for the soil, water and related resources on the farm
while producing healthy food to feed their neighbors.
For example, consumers in Franklin and Hampshire counties are now very familiar with
the "Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown" advertising campaign. Similar
campaigns have sprouted in Berkshire County, Essex County, central Massachusetts
and southeastern Massachusetts. These campaigns create a consumer demand for
local farm products and improve the small farm economy.
We salute the farmers of Massachusetts for their conservation work ethic so that
our agricultural land is used wisely today, and maintained in a healthy and productive state so future generations of local farmers can continue to grow
fresh food for their neighbors.
Buy Local Initiatives