Monday, July 21, 2014

Mark Your Calendar: Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation Seminar

The Fauquier County Public Library will host a seminar on Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation. 

Sun., Aug.,3, 3 p.m.
John Barton Payne Bldg, Warrenton 

This program will be presented by Michael Trop, Conservation Education Specialist for the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District since 2013.  

The mission of the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District is to provide leadership, technical assistance, information, and education to the citizens of Fauquier County in proper soil stewardship, agricultural conservation methods, and water quality protection so as to ensure the wise use of the county's natural resources.

The program will cover the following topics: 
  • Water Pollution
  • Common Gardening/Yard Pollutants
  • Gardening/Landscaping
  • Soil Health/Composting
  • Soil Testing
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Water Efficiency
  • Choosing the Right Plants
  • Native Plants
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Rain Gardens
  • Irrigation
  • Rain Barrels
  • Xeriscaping
Mr. Trop grew up in Culpeper County, but has lived all across Virginia.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University and his Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and spending time outdoors.

The seminar is open and free to the public. 

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