Friday, June 3, 2016

Harrodsburg community center

1002 west popcorn road; harrodsburg, IN  47434 

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. eastern Time

Join us as we hear the tale two pieces of land. Learn of the extraordinary visions for two uniquely different pieces of land. Each one with a dream to become a working farm, full of life and welcoming to all that would visit them.  These pioneers of the modern age, have taken one common theme permaculture and created two diverse locations in Monroe County. In addition you will learn from one of the leaders in the permaculture world about where and how to begin  a permaculture site of your own. In addition there will be an Urban Agricultural speaker so you can assess the similarities and differences between these two terms.  Then in the afternoon soak in the beauty of one of these amazing farms you will have your choice of one to visit – transportation will be provided to the farms.


Registration Deadline – May 27 at 4:00pm EST

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-swcs-summer-meeting-tickets-24459639440?aff=eac2  or contact Monroe County SWCS at 812-334-4325

$30 SWCS members/ $45 nonmembers (includes lunch)
$5 Students
$15 Retirees/Spouses
For more information about the workshop email Curtis Knueven, Professional Development Chair at curtis.knueven@in.usda.gov



The Chapter Development and Administration Committee has completed the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan. This plan is very important as it is used to direct the chapter’s budget and plan of work for the next five years.


Science of Soil

Joel Brown, National Ecological Site Team Leader, recently worked with the New Mexico State University Soil and Environmental Science Department and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through a Hispanic Serving Institution grant to develop a series of videos.  The videos are intended to attract and retain undergraduate students to soil science.  The five videos can be found at http://scienceofsoil.org/