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FREE Urban Agricultural Workshops!

Urban Agricultural Workshop- flyer

Want to garden more sustainably?

Want to become an urban farmer?

Want to be a better environmental steward?

Upcoming workshop:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Durham Soil & Water invites you to a free half-day workshop that will teach attendees all the basics of rain garden sizing and construction, as well as plant selection and care. The workshop is open to all homeowners, gardeners, farmers, grounds managers & landscape professionals. Workshop includes a complimentary lunch for attendees that RSVP by Monday, June 26th.

Date: Thursday, June 29th

Time: 9am to 1pm

Location: Durham Public School Hub Farm (117 Milton Road)

Rain gardens are a beautiful method that can effectively collect and treat stormwater and reduce localized flooding in your backyard or landscape. The workshop will be led by Mitch Woodard from North Carolina State University’s Cooperative Extension. The workshop will prepare attendees to take the exam to become certified in rain garden design and installation.

For more details or to RSVP, please email Lisa Marochak at

These trainings are made possible through funding received from the National Association of Conservation Districts and the Durham Farmland Protection Advisory Board.

Email to reserve your seat or call 919-560-0558. The workshop is free and breakfast will be provided to attendees that have RSVP'd. 



Contests and Envirothon

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Environmental Education


Falls Lake Agriculture Rule, 15A NCAC 2B Rule 0280

Establishes collective nitrogen and Phosphorus reduction goals for agricultural operations in the watershed. This rule will effect anyone who engages in agricultural operations in the Falls Lake Watershed, produces crops or horticulture products (excluding trees) primarily for financial profit, engages in research activities in support of commercial production or has:

  • 5 or more horses
  • 20 or more cattle
  • 20 or more swine not in a feedlot
  • 150 or more swine in a feedlot
  • 120 or more sheep
  • 130 or more goats
  • 650 or more turkeys
  • 3,500 or more chickens
  • any combination that exceeds 20,000 pounds of live weight at anytime
All persons this rule effects, must register with their Local Advisory Committee. To register or for more details, please visit the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation's website at