How much agricultural land is there in Wake County?
You may be surprised at the amount of agricultural land that still exists in Wake County. View the full-sized map and see just how much.
*Hint: Wake County Soil and Water Conservation Department's workload covers 121,631 rural acres, which is more than the ENTIRE county of Chowan. Wake's Soil and Water Conservation Department staff has a workload greater than 54 counties in North Carolina, where Wake is ranked 46th in cash revenues for agriculture (2012 Cash receipts, NCDA&CS).
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Want more information about your Soil and Water Conservation District?
Contact Wake Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-250-1050, or stop by the office in the Wake County Agriculture Services Building at 4001 Carya Drive
, Suite D, Raleigh.
April 22: Soil Testing 101- A FREE Urban Agriculture Workshop. Please see the attached flier for more information.
April 25: Forestry, Wildlife, & LAC Workshop for Wake County Landowners. Please see the attached flier for more information.
May 4: Bat Workshop for Wake County Landowners. Please see the attached flier for more details.
2017 District Board of Supervisors Meetings – 10:30 a.m. on March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10 and November 14
December 5: Annual Awards Celebration & District Board of Supervisors Meeting – 5:30 p.m.
CONGRATULATIONS to Teacher Jennifer Browndorf at Hilburn Academy in Raleigh!
Ms. Browndorf was awarded a $500 grant from the NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts Auxiliary for her 6th-graders to design and develop a composting program at Hilburn Academy. As this was the only grant awarded in the entire Piedmont region of North Carolina, we are especially pleased that Ms. Browndorf's proposal stood out from the stiff competition!
Wake District has worked with Ms. Browndorf's 6th-grade students in learning about soil properties, such as soil pH, that affect plant growth. Students also learned to identify common soil macroinvertebrates that play a crucial role in soil processes and overall soil health.
Again, congratulations to Ms. Browndorf and the ever-growing Learning Garden at Hilburn Academy!