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Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 3
Erik Swartzendruber | June 11, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 3: Making organic matter stay in the soil       

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 2
Erik Swartzendruber | June 11, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives.   Part 2: Root exudates          In the first

Healthy Soil Helps the Planet! Part 1
Erik Swartzendruber | June 11, 2019

Welcome to the Willamette Valley Regenerative Landscape Coalition Soil Carbon Blog series! The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author of this five-part blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Benton Soil & Water Conservation District representatives. Part 1: Introduction to Soil Carbon Sequestration Improving soil and solving climate

clusters of plants packed tightly in a garden with stones
Regenerative Landscaping
Teresa Matteson | January 11, 2019

Healthy soils capture and filter water, recycle nutrients from decomposing organic matter, resist wind and water erosion, and grow more vigorous plants. Use these soil-friendly management practices to increase soil carbon.

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

Conservation Neighbor: Teresa Matteson
Heath Keirstead | May 12, 2017

For many, soil is one of the most underappreciated resources on our planet; but not so for Teresa Matteson, a passionate soil pioneer who knows we shouldn’t be treating our soil like dirt!

an intern digging into a field
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.

Soil Quality Project: Summer 2015
Amanda Pennino | October 16, 2015

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

Soil and Community Awareness
Zoe Ash | October 9, 2015

I ended up feeling more connected to the Corvallis area and beyond by having face-to-face interactions with professionals in my future field.

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.

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.

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