Join us for our 5th Annual Start Farming event. Hear from First Coast farmers, ask questions, buy local goods, and get answers to start farming today!
Dr. Stephen Jennewein, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Agent
Charles Goodin of Johnny Appleseed Organic
Mika Hardison of The Herban Bee
Kimberly Ruessler of Lola Farms
The Herban Bee
White Harvest Farms
Little Black Box
Apple Rabbit Compost
Dave The Plant Man
Eat Your Yard Jax
Clinical Traditions Herbalist
Madison Schott Ceramics
Kristina Hoover Fine Art
Connor Poovey Art
The Spoonful Bakery
Cascade Outdoor Design
Apple Rabbit Compost
Edible Northeast Florida
Riverside Arts Market
St Johns Soil and Water Conservation District
This event is offered as a free service to our citizens and our agricultural community thanks to our generous sponsors.
Volunteer Spotlight - Thea Baker
It's time for our November Volunteer of the Month! We would like to recognize our District Aide, Thea Baker. Thea records minutes for our meetings twice a month and assists us in budget preparation and communications. She is an EIT‐certified civil engineer now focusing on sustainability and has contributed her expertise to our Regeneration Park project. Her passion is to do meaningful work that helps reduce environmental degradation and social inequality. While serving as District Aide, she has nearly completed her master's degree is in Global Sustainability with a concentration in Sustainability Policy from USF. She will be graduating at the end of Spring 2022. We are grateful for her dedication to serve the District this year!
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2021 Photo Contest
Calling all photographers! The National Association of Conservation Districts annual photo contest is now open for submissions. This contest is open to all amateur photographers. Photos must fall under one of the following 4 categories:
For more information about what qualifies for each category, visit the NACD website here. Contestants can enter up to 5 photos per category. Photos will be judged by technical merit (proper exposure, framing, and in focus) and composition (imagination and creativity).
Submissions must be emailed to the Duval Soil & Water Conservation District at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 24th. All contestants must fill out this entry form and photo release with each photo submission. If you are submitting a photo in which a subject or model’s face is recognizable, you must also complete and attach this subject and model release with your photo(s).
Minor digital enhancements for cropping, red-eye removal, filters and corrective functions are permitted; however, an image judged to be significantly altered may be disqualified. Contestants are not permitted to place borders, frames or backgrounds around their images or to place watermarks, dates, signatures or copyright images onto photos. Previously published photos are not eligible for the NACD Photo Contest.
Duval County category winners will be announced Monday, November 29th. An overall winner will receive a cash prize! The local winners will then be automatically entered into the national competition where 1st place winners will be awarded $100 and 2nd place will receive $50. National winners will be announced at the NACD's annual meeting in February.