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Winter 2016 - Edition 7

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Direct Seed Workshop
Held in Hartline, this informative workshop has great topics.  Brad Duncan, NRCS Assistant State Soil Scientist will be talking on "Soil Health."  Ty Meyer, Production Ag Manager Spokane Conservation District, will talk about "Conservation Tillage."  Leslie Michel, Soil Scientist Okanogan Conservation District,will discuss "Cover Crop Trials."  Natural Resource Conservation Service, Erin Kaczmarczyk, and Farm Service Agency, Greg Anderson, will inform you of local federal funding and technology.  You will have a unique opportunity to hear local dryland producers share their wealth of knowledge on their farming practices and experiences.  Pre-register today!
     

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival is coordinated by the Grant County Conservation District.  This year's theme is to encourage the next generation to enjoy and appreciate the wildlife and local geology.  On Friday, enjoy speciality and crane tours, Eagles Lodge Spaghetti Feed and a free entertaining lecture by Nick Zentner, "Central WA is Disneyland for Geologist."  Saturday, the main event day, enjoy speciality and crane tours, Othello Rotary breakfast, Biking for Cranes, Smokey Bear, Jimmye Firefighter, non-profit and profit vendors, WSU Raptor Club live birds, FREE memento photobooth, wide variety of Children's activities including mask making, variety of lectures from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that includes lectures for youth and geologist, Author's Forum, Noon speaker Lorenzon Rohani on "A Kid's Guide to Birding", lunch by the Othello Senior Center, 4:00 lecture by David Showalter "Sage Spirit", a banquet catered by Classy Country Catering-Marie Borth, bid at the silent auction and keynote speaker, David Moskowitz on "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest".  Sunday enjoy speciality, geology and crane tours.  This year's poster is done by an upcoming, local artist Melissa Mitchell, visit her website at mitchellartist.com.  Pre-registration suggested as tours sell-out quickly.  

    

2nd Annual Eco-Gardening Symposium

The second annual Eco-Gardening Symposium, in partnership with WSU Grant-Adams Master Gardener Program, is free and pre-registration is suggested since space is limited. Enjoy a half-day of learning and your questions answered.  This year's keynote speaker is Joan Davenport on "Getting to Know Your Soil."  This is a great opportunity to ask an expert about your soil questions including how to test your soils texture for proper watering.  Kelsey Prickett will talk about "Xeriscaping" and Heather Wendt "Creating Low Water Use Gardens that Inspire."  Learn all you wanted to know about what to plant on your place that is tolerant to the climate of the Columbia Basin.  Andrew McGuire will end the day on "Landscape Irrigation Water Management."  You will learn how and when to water your lawns and what type of grasses will work for your conservation approach to water savings.  


    

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