The Warrick County SWCD recently installed rainwater harvesting system at the Chandler UMC in Chandler, IN. The system will collect rainwater to support the rapidly expanding community garden hosted by the church. Click on the "Projects" tab above to read more about the newly installed pollinator plot.

Free Seed Packets!

1124 South 8th Street, Boonville, IN 47601

Office Phone: 812-897-2840 ext. 3                   E-mail: warrickswcd@gmail.com

This free networking breakfast is for those with a green thumb at heart. Topics will include how to improve your garden's soil health, techniques for specialty crops, and how to market your produce, plus much more. The event takes place at Seton Harvest, 9400 New Harmony Road, Evansville , IN on Wednesday, September 27th from 8-11:30 am. To RSVP go to www.farmgardennetworkingbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

Want to utilize cover crops on your land? Download the Cover Crop Program Agreement Form. Applications will be accepted through October 16, 2017 and the deadline to plant your cover crops is November 15, 2017. Click the link below to download the form.

Small Farm & Urban Garden Networking Breakfast

Cover Crop Program Agreement Form Download

OUR MISSION 


The Warrick County Soil and Water Conservation District exists to educate the public on issues relating to conservation of soil and water, promote conservation practices and sustainable solutions relating to degradation of soil and water resources, and provide technical and financial assistance to landowners who seek to preserve and improve soil and water quality.

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The Warrick County SWCD recently installed a pollinator garden for Mrs. Scherle's 3rd Grade Class at Tennyson Elementary. Click on the "Projects" tab above to read more about the newly installed pollinator plot.

The Warrick County SWCD is offering an urban conservation workshop series at the Boonville Library at 611 W. Main Street. The workshop starts at 6:30 pm and is offered the third Monday of every month. Topics will include cover crops, soil testing, rainwater harvesting, and a number of other topics relating to urban agriculture and conservation. There is no cost. All are welcome!

Urban Conservation Workshop Series - Boonville Library - FREE!

Pollinator Garden Installed at Tennyson Elementary

The Warrick County SWCD has several pieces of equipment available for rental such as a harrow with drop seeder, a straw blower, a pan,  and a box scraper. See the "Resources" tab above for more information.

Fix It, Don't Disk It!

Equipment for Hire!

Since FSA status reviews were started back in the late 1980s, fields designated as Highly Erodible Land (HEL) are required to control sheet and rill erosion and ephemeral gully erosion to acceptable levels.  NRCS will be checking to make sure soil loss is at a tolerable amount with field visits to check residue and Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2) runs to calculate erosion for sheet and rill soil loss.  Ephemeral Gullies are also expected to be controlled with No-Till plus heavier rates of winter grain cover crops or by planting ephemeral area in perennial grass vegetation.  If the grass or no-till/cover crop system doesn't help the gully, structural practices will be needed.  Please see the links above for guidance documents on HEL/Wetland guidance.

Warrick County Soil and Water Conservation District 

Rainwater Harvesting System - Chandler United Methodist Church Community Garden

We currently have free seed packets available at our office. Here's what we have:

  • Cover Crop Seed - Hairy Vetch / Cereal Rye Mix - one bag covers 100 sq. ft. This is a great all-around cover crop mix for nitrogen fixing, weed fighting, and soil building. Now is the time to be planting cover crops! 
  • Cover Crop Seed - Sodbuster Radish - one bag covers 100 sq. ft. Break up that compacted soil with this specially designed radish.
  • Indiana Native Wildflower Mix - one bag covers 100 sq. ft.
  • Milkweed - each bag contains approximately 40 seeds. An absolute must for any well-rounded pollinator garden. Special thanks to Deb Schade from SWINPAWs for providing these seeds! 

Planting Instructions for free seed packets: