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The Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council and the local USDA agencies will be presenting a program concerning services and assistance the agencies offer.
The workshop will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the J. D. Thompson Alumni Association in the Cottage Grove community, located at 1854 Coosa County Road 93, Kellyton, 35089.
The program will include the housing programs – including home improvement and repairs, new home purchase, community development loans and grants, conservation gardening, EQIP program, saving pollinators, tunnel house crop production, micro-irrigation, pastureland – animals grazing system, forest health and wildlife, soil quality, water quality, and other topics.
Veterans may receive a higher reimbursement rate for installing conservation practices under the EQIP program.
There is something for everyone – new producers, adults, elderly, youth, and community members. Some free garden seeds will be available. Tomato plants also will be given away, if available.
Door prizes will be given away, including the grand prize of one 1.5 cubic feet of Miracle-Gro Garden Soil. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
For more information, telephone Elijah Moore, outreach workshop coordinator, Coosa Valley Resource Conservation & Development Council, at 256-343-3596. Refreshments will be served.
The USDA EQIP Outreach Conservation Program Workshop is sponsored by the Coosa Valley RC&D Council, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the J.D. Thompson Alumni Association.