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Celebrate World Soil Day Dec 5th
Teresa Matteson | December 4, 2018

If you like to eat, then you should learn about the importance of soil to food security and why soils need our help. Two campaigns have been launched to celebrate World Soil Day on December 5, 2018; one in Oregon and another across the Earth. Oregon NRCS will launch the Soil Your Undies Challenge, a

Soil Quality Project: science meets practice
Teresa Matteson | July 27, 2016

This internship has been all encompassing- stretching my mind to think, working my hands with samples, and lending out my services as a student.

The front garden bed grows buckwheat as summer cover crop and the entire garden's soil surface has a thick organic mulch. © T. Matteson
Healthy Soil: The Foundation of a Productive Garden
Teresa Matteson | March 17, 2015

As you prepare your garden beds for cultivation this year, place soil maintenance at the top of your list, because healthy soil is the foundation of a productive garden.

Leslie Van Allen holds winter squash
Conservation Neighbor Leslie Van Allen and the Agrarian Way of Life
Teresa Matteson | January 20, 2015

Leslie endures the farm’s challenges to bring the bounty of the Earth and good will to our community.

Annual Meeting 2014 soils and products
2013-2014 Annual Meeting
Teresa Matteson | September 22, 2014

At the 2013-2014 Annual Meeting, Benton SWCD celebrated Benton County Terroir with a farm to fork showcase of local food producers and their soils.

FLacroix sampling
Cover Crop Cost Benefit Analysis
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Fran Lacroix The Soil Quality Project is an amazing hands-on learning experience. My internship was a great way to develop my research portfolio while learning about soil science and spending time with passionate scientists.

JArmstrong wash ag
Soil Math, Trapdoor Spider and Grant Writing
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Jessica Armstrong During my SQP project in spring 2011 I really enjoyed working with our data because of my Mathematics background. While I enjoy data, I also loved getting my hands dirty when collecting

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Hands-on Work Connects Classroom to Real World
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Jason Hayes During my time working on the Soil Quality Project I have had the opportunity to do lab work such as active carbon, aggregate stability and texturing, along with field work such as

Henry Cakebread
Apply Your Soil Science!
Teresa Matteson | April 16, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Henry Cakebread This summer (2013) I worked at the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District as a student intern. I knew that I had found a great place the first day that I got

SQN Map
Get on the Soil Quality Map!
Teresa Matteson | April 11, 2014

Now soil health enthusiasts can share their practices with a global audience!

soil profile
Do the World Soil Day Dance!!!
Teresa Matteson | December 6, 2013

I love to EAT! Therefore, I invite you to get up, right now, and do a little dance in celebration of World Soil Day!!!

Tomato diversity
Tomato Harvest: a lesson in biodiversity!
Teresa Matteson | October 19, 2013

Tomato harvest is a lesson in biodiversity. Size diversity! Varietal differences produce fruit diameters from the half-inch Sweet One Hundreds to a 4-inch slicer. Color diversity! Zebra striped green, yellow pear, black Krim heirloom, and good ol’ homegrown red; the evasive ruddy hue sought in cold winter groceries while dreams of summer flavors dance in my head. Shape diversity!

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