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     Gardening season is kicking off here in Scioto County.  In the 2014 garden season Scioto SWCD will be helping many learn and experience the season as participants in a local garden.  With three public gardening programs throughout the county anyone interested in learning more about home food production will have a chance to join us.  We will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm at the 14th Street Community garden starting on June 10th.  Every Friday with the exception of the 4th of July you can find us in the afternoons at Shawnee State Park working in the Pioneer Garden near the Nature Center.  The Pioneer Garden Project will have regular lessons and help youngsters imagine historical Appalachian life.

      Our biggest project of the season is a regular gardening program with the wonderful patrons and staff of the Portsmouth Public Library.  You can join us regularly at the downtown branch of the library in the garden.  In addition to the garden and nutrition education we will be offering there through our partnership with OSU extension, the program will also offer a series of classes in food preservation techniques such as canning and freezing.  Follow the link below to our garden page to check the schedules for those dates!


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Portsmouth Public Library, Shawnee State Park, and 14th Street


Now taking applications

Up to $100 to purchase or construct a composting unit. (Restrictions apply)


      Several area cooperators participated in our cover crop trial over the 2013-2014 fall and winter months.  This incentive program was offered to local farmers as part of a Nutrient Reduction Grant Scioto SWCD received from ODNR’s Division of Soil & Water Resources.  

      Plans are currently be made to continue the program for the coming post harvest season.  If you would like to participate please call the office and let us know!  

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