GCSWCD is hosting a Project WET Educators workshop on Tuesday, March 7. This workshop is FREE to South Carolina formal and informal educators thanks to a grant from Duke Energy. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity! Register by February 24 athttp://scprojectwet.org/2017/02/educator-workshop-march-7-2017/ or by calling Maddi Phillips at 864-920-6401.
The National Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, has awarded a $50,000 Urban Agriculture Grant to the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District. The grant will partially fund the Legacy City Farm project; an urban demonstration farm which will showcase the latest conservation techniques in urban agriculture. The […]
The District worked with NRCS, Trees Greenville, the Greater Sullivan community, Palmetto Pride, the SC Forestry Commission, and the Longbranch Baptist Church community to create a green space where there was once dangerous and disreputable housing. This project shows how organizations can work together to create a better environment! Longbranch Baptist Church: From Crackhouses to […]
Affiliate members were recognized and District awards were presented at our Luau Gala on Thursday, May 14. Nine 6th – 8th graders received essay award prizes and the photography contest grand prize winners were given canvas prints of their winning photographs. Congratulations also go out to: Urban Conservationist of the Year, Mill Village Farms […]
2015 is the year we all get healthy! Including our soil! The United Nations have declared 2015 International Year of Soils. Learn why healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production. Our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. The current rate of […]