Urban Agricultural Conservation

Through its Urban Agricultural Conservation Program, the District provides urban farmers and other stakeholders engaged in urban agricultural activities with the tools and services needed to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to conserve soil and water resources. Urban soils are important to protect because they are found in watersheds that provide drinking water, food, waste utilization, and natural resources to communities. Typically, these soils have been manipulated and may be contaminated. District staff can help identify solutions to improve the health and productivity of urban soils for growing food and mitigating stormwater runoff.

We provide the following technical services:

  • Soil Conservation & Water Quality Plans
  • Soils Identification & Testing Consultations
  • Best Management Practice Implementation
  • Zoning & Permitting Navigation
  • Property Tax Credit Certification
  • Mentoring & Training Opportunities
  • Cost-Share Programs & Other Resources
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We work with a variety of residents and organizations:

  • Urban Farmers
  • Community Gardens
  • Public Schools
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Local, State & Federal Agencies

Please review our resources for:

Additional resources can be found on our ‘Resources’ page.