Handley Regional Library System announces a new program sponsored by the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District, Conservation in Your Watershed & In Your Backyard. Free and open to the public, the program is on September 19th at 6:30 PM. Attendees will learn how to identify problem areas on their land, how to prevent runoff and explore different land management options like livestock, native/pollinator habitat, conservation landscaping, beekeeping and more - all designed to make your land more productive and environmentally friendly.
About the Presenter
Allyson Ponn is the Education and Program Support Specialist for the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District (LFSWCD). Growing up in Shenandoah Valley, Allyson has always had a strong connection to food. She graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a degree in Integrated Science and Technology, concentrating in Environmental Science and Agriculture. After graduation, she served with AmeriCorps in rural Arkansas for two years. During her time of service, Allyson worked with elementary school children to teach them science through school gardens. This experience is how she connected with LFSWCD, where she started working shortly after relocating back home to Strasburg.
For more information on how Handley Regional Library System serves the surrounding communities, visit the library website or call Barbara Dickinson at 540-662-9041, extension 31.