We provide education to adults and children through a number of programs. West Multnomah Conservation District holds a number of yearly workshops and training programs designed to give you the information you need to improve your land, woods, pasture and garden. Soil School is held every year in the spring and draws over 100 people from the region who want to learn about soil and how it can be improved. Rural Living Field Day is held outdoors in the fall and offers sessions on a variety of topics that are “top of mind” to area landowners, such as orchard management, crops, invasive species, wildlife and native plants.
The Conservation District also partners with teachers and classrooms at a number of area schools, providing curriculum support and working with classes to plan and install a native plant or edible garden. The District provides technical and monetary support to community garden volunteers to establish or improve community gardens. In addition, the Conservation District provides scholarship funds so that schools may take children with little access to the outdoors on field trips to local natural areas and farms.
Our education work falls into these main categories: