|Temple, Texas April 25, 2022 – April is National Garden Month! It’s a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and beauty of nature while planting and growing your favorite garden varieties.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas is celebrating this special occasion and promoting conservation in your backyard and small acreages with 10 conservation practice tip sheets to help you get started. Read about these conservation practices farmers and ranchers have been using to conserve natural resources on their farms and ranches for years and apply it to your own piece of Texas.
“As American agriculture continues to grow in new directions, NRCS conservation assistance in Texas is growing along with it,” said State Conservationist Kristy Oates. “Agriculture is the source of our Nation’s food and fiber, and it continues to grow in impact and importance in our urban areas.”
Let NRCS help you with conservation opportunities and support in your urban farming efforts to achieve local, healthy, sustainable food for your family and community. Texas has conservationists whose work is dedicated to helping those farming in urban areas. They are located in six of Texas’s urban areas. Find your urban conservationist.
USDA is committed to understanding, investing in, and supporting the needs of urban agricultural producers. If you are looking for help with your garden and small acreage the NRCS offers technical expertise and financial assistance. NRCS has field offices in Texas serving every county in the state. Start by contacting your local NRCS at the USDA Service Center.