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Written by Rebecca Schexnayder, Douglas County VSP 05/02/22.

Join your local NCW conservation districts on a field tour of a local orchard and vineyard and learn about conservation practices that could potentially reduce management costs.

Explore the possibilities of enhancing your farm with conservation practices to potentially reduce management costs. We will tour several locations where farm managers have applied best management practices to increase crop production and health without breaking the bank. This field day will begin at Diamondback Acres in Chelan, WA, a Salmon Safe certified orchard since 2019. Then, we will travel to the Hard Row to Hoe vineyard and tasting room in Manson, WA, the first Salmon Safe certified entity in Chelan County and LIVE certified sustainable wine.

The tour will cover Salmon Safe certification standards, agency programs available to implement practices, pollinator integration, and fire resiliency for farms. Q&A will occur throughout the tour.

Speakers include staff members from Cascadia CD, Foster Creek CD, Salmon Safe, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The WSU Extension’s Nottingham Tree Fruit Entomology lab will provide a special talk about pollinator habitats.

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 2–5 pm
Location: 90 Chelan Ranch Rd Chelan, WA 98816
• 2 pesticide credits
• Snacks and beverages provided.
• Optional wine tasting after the event ($15 fee).

Space limited, please RSVP online with the QR code or Register at: CascadiaCD.org (on the Salmon Safe Certification Program page)

Contact:

Rebecca Schexnayder
Foster Creek Conservation District
RSchexnayder@FosterCreekCD.org
Phone: (509) 888-6375

This event is funded and supported by Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program, Foster Creek Conservation District, Cascadia Conservation District, Salmon Safe, NRCS, WSU Extension Service.

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