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Conservation Connection e-blast - November 25, 2013

Conservation Connection e-blast


The latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners

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Woodlot Stewardship Walk, Dec. 1, 2013 in Windsor, MA

Interested in Woodlot Stewardship? Join landowners Connie Talbot and Steve Philbrick for an hour-long walk in their woods to see how they have been managing invasive species, creating wildlife habitat, and growing red oak on their woodlot. This is a great chance to share information and ask questions about stewardship options and funding opportunities for your woods.

State Technical Committee meeting - Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a State Technical Committee meeting at the Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road in North Grafton, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  The meeting will start at 9:00 AM and end at noon.  Directions link to Brigham Hill Community Farm.   Please review the draft agenda items below.   If you wish to include additional items or need special accommodation, contact Barbara Miller at (413) 253-4380, or


Infographic: Healthy Soil Secrets

Soil Health infographic: a farmers favorite cocktail isnt what you think.

A farmer's FAVORITE COCKTAIL may not be what you think. Innovative farmers are breathing new life into their soil by seeding a "cocktail mix" of 6-12 plants to get diversity above-ground, which creates much-needed diversity below the ground. Through that diversity, farmers are mimicking the soil-building and microbial-friendly conditions of the diverse native prairies.

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