Cascadia Conservation District
Serving Chelan County

Urban Agriculture

Cascadia’s Urban Agriculture Program supports and supplies the technical assistance, training, education and infrastructure for community members to steward our urban

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    green spaces, on both public and private land.  We believe that the act of growing food, flowers or animals in a city builds community, educates an urban public about the ecosystem and food system around them, connects people to nature, provides a source of local, healthy food choices and encourages an active citizenry who believes in stewarding our green spaces.Container Gardens - English


    The Urban Agriculture Program supports urban agriculture enthusiasts in a number of ways:

    • Provide - Our staff are available for technical assistance in answer questions or assisting in designing or planning your urban ag project including irrigation upgrades, permaculture, composting, raised beds and more! This includes supporting local groups who are interesting in developing community garden space, through both technical and financial assistance.
    • Engage – Training and educational opportunities are offered quarterly on topics related to urban agriculture in the form of workshops and lectures (see our website for events!).  We also partner with WSU Master Gardeners to support and promote their educational events. Cascadia has and is developing specific, urban ag educational brochures in both English and Spanish to address common urban ag questions and interests (see links attached).
    • Educate - Provide hands-on experience and educational opportunities for students and faculty through after-school program, class projects and volunteer opportunities.  

     

    Check out our Compact Composting Guide Below:

    Compact Composting - English

    Compost Compacto - Español

     

    Container Gardening Brochure:

    Container Garden - English

    Jardineria en Contendedor - Español

     


    Watering Your Lawn

    Water is a precious resource in the Wenatchee Valley, with portions of water going toward agriculture, drinking needs, for recreation, fish and wildlife and finally, for our backyard lawn and garden use.  You can reduce the amount of water you use on your property, while still keeping it green which will help stretch available water resources for those that need it.    Use this water conservation guide to keep green this summer and visit us at the Cascadia Conservation District for a watering gauge or a hard copy of this brochure or any other questions you may have.

    Click Below for the Brochure 

    Your Lawn, Watered Right Brochure

    Please email the Urban Ag Program, Sandy Letzing at sandyl@cascadiacd.org for more information, and check our page for events and volunteer opportunities.