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I feel the need.....the need for seed!

Posted on 01/12/21 by Amy in Educational Outreach

Supplies for Milk Jug Greenhouses. Cat is optional.

Because me trying to make bread would be an abject failure, I created my own pandemic obsession last year. I decided to harvest the seeds from my cute native plant gardens. Now I live on a small lot, but I’ve made due shrinking the lawn little by little and adding native plants each year where I think I now... read more

Soil Health = Climate Health: A Little Inspiration for 2021

Posted on 01/06/21 by Jared in Urban Agriculture

Carbon is at the core of both climate change issues and soil health issues. Generally speaking, we need less carbon in our atmosphere, and more carbon in our soils. When we till, deforest and otherwise disturb our soils, carbon is released into the atmosphere. We can return carbon to the soil through practices such as cover crops, reforestation... read more

2020: In Hindsight

Posted on 12/23/20 by Janine in Educational Outreach

This crazy year of 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history. Books will be written, and tales of survival will be shared for years to come. So as the year ends, I want to reflect on these last twelve months at the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. In hindsight we may not have anticipated how 2020 would... read more

Salting Sensibly

Posted on 12/15/20 by Megan in Educational Outreach

Tis the season for snow and ice! These freezing temps call for salting our sidewalks and driveways. As a routine dog walker I understand and appreciate the use of salt, however it is more important than ever to make sure we use it appropriately. Even my dog, Marla, knows when a sidewalk is over-salted – she will purposely... read more

The Need for Trees to Be Planted Properly

Posted on 12/08/20 by Chris in Storm Water Services

This red dyed volcano mulch makes it look like this tree is spewing lava!

Trees are incredible. They are beneficial to humans, wildlife, and the planet in multiple ways. Many trees can provide food for humans and wildlife. Many trees are used as housing and building frames, flooring, furniture, cardboard, or paper, and many of the products we use are either shipped in, or are stored in cardboard or paper. When you... read more