2017 Spring Plant Sale

  The deadline for ordering plants for the 2017 Spring Plant Sale has passed. If you missed it, you can still contact us to find out what we might still have available. Check out the catalog below. Plus, at the May 13th pick up day, we will have extra trees, shrubs, and bulbs for sale, and lots more plants from Farmfield Greenhouses! We are offering a variety of low-cost shade trees, fruit trees, berry bushes, flower bulbs, and more! Our catalog changes every year, check it out below to see what’s new. Orders are due March 17th, 2017. You’ll pick...

Soil Health for Farmers and Gardeners

Join us for one of our upcoming soil health talks! These talks are geared towards gardeners and farmers who want to improve their soils. No previous knowledge about soil is needed, we’ll cover a bit of everything, from what soil is to the latest soil health research. 7pm, February 28, 2017 at the Dover Public Library, or 6pm, April 4, 2017 at the Goodwin Public Library in Farmington  

December 7th Workshop: Silvopasturing, grazing, and nutrient management

Rockingham & Strafford County Conservation Districts Join us for a workshop on animal management topics, including how to best handle and store manure, optimize grazing, and utilize forests for silvopasture! Find out what technical and financial resources are available to New Hampshire farmers for  animal management and conservation concerns. WHEN: 12:30 to 3 pm, Dec. 7th, 2016 WHERE: Clarke Farm: 134 Camp Lee Road, Epping NH REGISTER: Contact RCCD to register! Phone:  603-679-2790    Email:  vicky@rockinghamccd.org Joining us will be: Farmers Dorn Cox and Jack Clarke: To discuss silvopasture on Jacks farm and the stump grinder NRCS Resource Conservationist Daimon Meeh:...

Fall Flower Bulb Sale Fundraiser: Reduced Prices!

10/05/2016 UPDATE: We are all out of bulbs for the fall! Thank you for your support! We have a limited inventory of extra bulbs for sale at reduced prices! All of these bulbs should be planted this fall, and will bloom in the spring. Our plant sales help to support conservation projects in Strafford County. To order: Call or email at (603) 749-3037 or alena@straffordccd.org. Check or credit cards accepted. Orders can be shipped to you or picked up in the office at 264 County Farm Road, Dover NH. For more information about caring for bulbs, go to: www.digdropdone.com  ...

Fall Bulb Sale and the Rochester Fair

Announcing the 2016 Fall Bulb Sale!  Update: Our fall bulbs are sold out for 2016! Thank you for supporting the Conservation District.  It’s just about time to plant fall bulbs, and SCCD will be selling bulbs at the Rochester Fair this year. You can stop by our information booth to purchase, or you can call, email, or write to me to place an order. Limited Inventory- please contact to me to find out what’s still in stock! To visit at the fair: find our booth in the Exhibit Hall, near the giant pumpkins To place an order: Call (603) 749-3037;...

2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Learn about oyster restoration and farming in the Great Bay with Ray Grizzle, local oyster aquaculture expert. We’ll also discuss the on-going efforts to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution into the Bay, and demonstrate some of our conservation rental equipment. Find out how you can help protect our rivers, lakes and estuaries! Date & Time: August 25, 2016, 5-7:30pm Food: This event is free! We will supply catered barbecue, and you are encouraged to bring a potluck appetizer, side dish, or dessert. Location: Park at the William Grimes Justice Admin Building (the courthouse) at 259 County Farm Road, Dover NH....

Keyline Plowing Demo: August 11, 2016

See our Yeomans plow in action and learn how to use it for improving water distribution, soil aeration and soil building with the Keyline plowing concept.  Mark Krawczyk from Keyline Vermont will introduce the fundamental principles and practices of Keyline plowing, including an onsite land survey and layout.  This will be followed by a plowing demonstration resulting in the establishment of a 1-2 acre demonstration study site. Some time will also be spent looking at the existing soil to discuss how soil types and textures relate to Keyline plowing techniques. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Hickory Hill Farm, 245 Back Road, Dover,...

Erosion Control Field Day

SCCD is pleased to be offering a Soil Erosion Control Field Day on June 28th at the Rochester Fairgrounds. This is a valuable training opportunity for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering and consulting. Presenters from EJ Prescott, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Infiltrator Systems, Filtrexx, Bowmen Supply and others will cover a variety of topics.   List of tentative field stations Septic system chambers Rolled erosion control products Hydro-seeding and hydro-mulching Hay mulch, compost, wood by-products Soil types Runoff controls– check dams, lined swales Inlet protection Sediment traps and basins Construction entrances Cellular confinement Schedule 8:00-8:30: Registration and...