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Urban Ag Patterns Emerge

Posted on 12/13/16 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Bricks found in Bay Branch Farm - Pic by Annabel Khouri

My name is Justin Husher, and I’m the new Horticulture Specialist for Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. My main task over the upcoming year is to write the Blueprint to Urban Agriculture. However, the additional bullet points of my job description could be summarized as helping urban growers to get better at growing and selling. To that... read more

Winter SCM Maintenance Do's and Don'ts

Posted on 12/06/16 by Elizabeth in Storm Water Services

When alternative snow piling locations aren't provided, snow storage in bioretention may happen. This can clog and compact the bioretention.

It's finally winter in Northeast Ohio and while snow may be covering your permeable paver parking lot and bioretention basins, that doesn't mean there aren't still maintenance considerations to be had. #1 Do NOT! store snow in/on your stormwater control measures. Get out and talk to your friendly plowing staff and let them know about the locations of any stormwater... read more

Reducing waste and treating stormwater

Posted on 11/29/16 by in Storm Water Services

A recent article in the trade publication Geosynthetics highlighted the use of synthetic turf for use in shoreline erosion control within a water sports park. Read GeoSynthetics article >> I thought this an interesting use for this material. How does this relate to reducing waste? The property north of the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District office is being... read more

What Are You Thankful For?

Posted on 11/23/16 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Photo Credit: Cuyahoga SWCD

Thanksgiving, it is the time of year when many people take time to reflect on the things that we are thankful for. I am very thankful for the amazing landscapes and habitats our planet has to offer. Whenever I go hiking in our parks, visit beaches, see a beautiful sunset, gaze at the stars, observe wildlife, I am... read more

An Intern Once Again!

Posted on 11/16/16 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Well, it's official, I am an intern once again. It's been a long time since I've had that status but this time it's a little different. For the past 2 1/2 months, I've been taking the Master Gardener class thru Ohio State University Extension (OSU Extension). OSU Extension's mission is to help people improve their lives through an educational... read more