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PCD Educational Video Archive
Conservation Talk Series | Using Landscape Soil Tests to Improve and Protect Soil Health
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University's Extension Urban Horticulturist and a Professor in the Department of Horticulture, discusses how to interpret soil tests by ground-truthing with site conditions in order to understand how your living soils are currently functioning and what, if anything, should be added. Presented on April 13th, 2023. "The Informed Gardener" webpage: www.theinformedgardener.com "The Garden Professors" blog: www.gardenprofessors.com "The Garden Professors" Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheGardenProfessors "The Garden Professors" Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/GardenProfessors “Gardening in Washington State” fact sheets: http://gardening.wsu.edu/
Conservation Talk Series | Container Gardening for Production and Beauty
Iris Mayes, Educator with UI Extension - Latah County, covers the various aspects of growing vegetables and flowers in containers. This presentation discusses how to manage soil to maximize yield, explores which species do best in containers, and provides some ideas for managing water. Presented on March 9, 2023.
Conservation Talk Series | Drip and Micro-Irrigation Strategies for the Small Farm and Garden
Brad Jaeckel, farm manager at the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm in Pullman, discusses strategies, parts, and layouts for drip and micro-irrigation systems for the small farm and garden. Presented on February 9, 2023.
Conservation Talk Series | A History of Restoration at Koppel Flat
Palouse Conservation District Director Jennifer Boie is joined by Timothy Paulitz (Pullman Community Garden) and Jeff Sellen (GroundWorks) to discuss the history and future of restoration and community building at the Koppel Farm in Pullman, WA. Presented on December 8, 2022.
Conservation Talk Series | Riparian Conservation: Why and Where It Matters to People and Nature
Dr. Amanda Stahl, Researcher and Instructor with WSU's School of the Environment, discusses mapping policies that affect riparian areas and how we monitor ecological outcomes on the Palouse and other parts of Washington. Presented on November 17, 2022.
Firewise for Livestock Owners
Alayne Blickle, creator of Horses for Clean Water, helps you identify wildfire risks around your farm or ranch and provides you with the appropriate actions to minimize risks, as well as ways to expedite an evacuation should the danger of wildfire arise. Presented May 26, 2022. This is the second in a series of two livestock presentations hosted in this spring livestock series.
Spring Pasture Management & Climate Resiliency
Alayne Blickle, creator of Horses for Clean Water, covers techniques for good pasture management, including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, spreading compost, rotational grazing, and managing small grazing areas. Presented May 19, 2022. This is the first in a series of two livestock presentations hosted in this spring livestock series.
Conservation Talk Series | Low-Tech Restoration and Riparian Corridors
Reid Camp, Fluvial Geomorphologist, shares examples from real projects that highlight techniques which produce short-term benefits in degraded stream channels (e.g., bank stabilization, reconnection of floodplain, improved fish habitat) and work with natural processes to produce sustainable long-term benefits (e.g., riparian growth, reduce sedimentation, filter excessive nutrients). Presented on April 21, 2022.
2022 Palouse Pesticide Education Event
Washington State Department of Agriculture and Palouse Conservation District present this pesticide education event. Presentations include: • Herbicide Resistance: Implications for PNW Wheat Production Systems Drew Lyon, Washington State University • Pesticide Stewardship and Proper Unused Pesticide Disposal Joe Hoffman, Washington State Department of Agriculture • Pesticides and Water Quality in Washington State and the Palouse River Watershed Abigail Nickelson, Washington State Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Assessment Section This event is presented by Washington State Department of Agriculture as part of the Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program through the Environmental Protection Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology.
Conservation Talk Series | New Approaches to Palouse Prairie Outreach and Restoration
Chris Duke, Sarah Hill, and Alison Crowley of The Phoenix Conservancy introduce their exciting projects for 2022 and give a preview of some major projects on the horizon, as well as provide some great ways to get involved in Palouse Prairie restoration this year. Presented on February 9th, 2022.
Conservation Talk Series | Biological Corridors: Their Benefits to Wildlife and Ecological Diversity
Garrett LaCivita, Conservation Planner at Palouse Conservation District, discusses the importance of biological corridors, the local wildlife that utilize them, and the efforts PCD is making towards creating these networks of habitat in our community. Presented on January 6th, 2022.
We strive to bring in local experts to discuss the topics that you care about. All presentations are recorded and uploaded here.
Be sure to check out our upcoming events calendar for information on future presentations!
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