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Coffee & Conservation
Friday, October 7th, 2022 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Whitney Farmstead (3803 Farrell Rd, Dexter, MI 48130)
Join us for a cup of joe and good conversation. This is an opportunity for Washtenaw County farmers to sit down with us and talk about your farm and practices that work for you. We will have the opportunity to tour the Whitney Farmstead and learn from their experiences. There are multiple dates to choose from throughout the year, but please sign-up here so we can keep you informed.
Fall Tree & Native Plant Sale
Order Pick-up: Friday, September 30th, 2022 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds (5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103)
Extras Sale: Friday, September 30th, 5-6pm
Limited extra plants will be available for sale onsite day-of. We make no guarantee of what will still be available, first-come first-serve.
Sunday, October 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 pm at
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI
Are you willing to share extra native plants from your yard? Or are you looking for a few native plants to add? Please join us for a native plant swap on October 16th, 2022 at the Ypsilanti District Library! All gardeners are welcome to come to this potluck style event whether or not you bring a plant to "pass". If you bring plants to share, please label them. Please bring gloves and a trowel if you would like to help weed and install extra plants along the edges of the detention basin and/or pollinator garden at the Ypsilanti District Library.
October 11th -14th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the WCCD Office (705 N Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108)
A free soil test for any Washtenaw County resident available for drop-off only during the week of October 11th - 14th. Knowing the nutrients or lack of nutrients in your soil will help you know how to build up the health or what what will grow best in your area.
The first sample is free, but all additional tests are $15 each. Please provide 2 cups per sample. For information on sampling click the button below.
Questions? Please call Erez Brandvain, Conservation Technician, at 734.302.8714
Join us at Poplar Glen Farms for demonstration of our new no-till drill! We will be going over some of the features of the no-till drill, doing a pasture seeding to show how it operates and answering any questions and explaining how you can rent out this piece of equipment. This event is for anyone interested in no-till planting methods, whether it is for pastures, trialing cover crops or establishing pollinator habitat. Coffee and food will be provided but space is limited so please register today!
Washtenaw County Conservation District is pleased to announce the Farmer Cost-Share Program!
Possible projects covered by Cost-Share:
For more information, click the "Learn More" button below.
To assist residents and landowners with the conservation, management, and wise use of natural resources of Washtenaw County.
What We Do
We assist Washtenaw County residents through countywide resource assessments, conservation resource distributions, conservation education, and one-on-one technical assistance.
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is a local government agency. Serving Washtenaw County, office located in
Ann Arbor, MI.
705 N. Zeeb Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1560
Megan DeLeeuw - Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8710
Summer Roberts- Community Forester- email@example.com, 734.302.8716
Doug Reith - Resource Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8713
Dru Mark-Wilson- Outreach Coordinator- email@example.com, 734.302.8715
Nick Machinski - Conservation Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8711
Erez Brandvain - Conservation Technician - email@example.com, 734.302.8714
Paul Buzzard - Conservation Technician - firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.302.8715
Deborah Shad - Administrative Assistant - email@example.com, 734.302.8715