Oh my goodness...I am in LOVE with this experiment idea!!!!! I can't wait until Earth Day and our Lorax unit!!!! :-)

Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.

Swales. Permaculture

Permaculture water harvest design - Where to build Water retention landscapes? Geoff and Nadia Lawon and Bill Mollison

Jerry Glover, a soil scientist, shows off a perennial wheatgrass plant's long roots, which grow deeper than annual plants' roots, improving soil structure and reducing erosion.

Jerry Glover, a soil scientist, shows off a perennial wheatgrass plant's long roots, which grow deeper than annual plants' roots, improving soil structure and reducing erosion.

Infographic: Surprising facts about global agricultural water use | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Surprising facts about global agricultural water use: Infographic

Professional: Infographic posted by MNN - Mother Nature Network showing the deafening facts regarding global agricultural water usage and how it measures up across the globe.

Franklin, Ohio rain garden using grasses and river birch from the soil and water conservation website

Franklin, Ohio rain garden using grasses and river birch from the soil and water conservation website

Soil Testing for Farms and Gardens | Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Soil Testing for Farms and Gardens

2074 / 20c Soil and Water Conservation Gill Craft 1984 First Day Cover - First Day Covers Online

2074 / 20c Soil and Water Conservation Gill Craft 1984 First Day Cover

2074 / 20c Soil and Water Conservation Gill Craft 1984 First Day Cover - First Day Covers Online

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from private and public agencies as part of a new $1.2 billion matching federal grant program geared toward soil and water conservation projects across the country, including places like the Saginaw Bay Watershed, Saginaw Bay and Great Lakes

'Landmark' $1.2 billion federal conservation grant program announced by Stabenow in Bay County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from private and public agencies as part of a new $1.2 billion matching federal grant program geared toward soil and water conservation projects across the country, including places like the Saginaw Bay Watershed, Saginaw Bay and Great Lakes

Get help pulling scotch broom and other large weeds by borrowing a WEED WRENCH from the soil and water conservation district

Get help pulling scotch broom and other large weeds by borrowing a WEED WRENCH from the soil and water conservation district

Gonna do this 1-2-1-2 lap siding and batten boards for the gables when I get around to residing the shop...

15 DIY Projects to Increase Your Home Value

A fun and bold choice for a Craftsman Bungalow. Love the bright orange vs. a traditional brick red paint color on the window trim and columns with the taupe siding and metal roof. Lime green adds an extra pop of interest.

Nandina:  Feeding wild birds in winter is a kind deed many homeowners take quite seriously. But be sure you aren't accidentally providing a poisonous side-dish lurking in the landscape! http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2013/12/heavenly_bamboo_the_red_berrie.html

Heavenly bamboo: The red berries on this non-native shrub are deadly for local birds

Jennifer Nelson, outreach specialist at the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, offers three easy steps to minimize poisoning of birds that are attracted to the shrub's bright red berries.

Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Technologies and Agroforestry Systems (International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), 1992): Tra...

Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Technologies and Agroforestry Systems (International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Traditional soil and water conservation (SWC) technologies

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