August 2017

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Signing in the Sunshine


It was a great day of sunshine and good spirits to put in these farming informational signs, which will enlighten visitors to understand farming issues through the ages.

Signing in the Rain!


This is the first of eleven signs produced by the Education Department of the Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District to be installed at the William Harris Homestead. The signs are about farming in Georgia, from a historic perspective to Soil Erosion and Conservation efforts in farming practices. These signs will be placed around the William Harris Homestead to be enjoyed by so many visitors as they visit the farm property. They are educational, informative, and interesting! We are grateful to the Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District folks, and especially to Dan Bennett and Catherine Reuter, who installed the first sign in the pouring rain yesterday. Left to Right: Catherine Reuter, Judy Hardegree, Dixie Gallups and Dan Bennett

Left to Right: Catherine Reuter (Community Educator), Dotty Zazworsky, Dixie Gallups, Dan Bennett (Chairman, District Supervisors) Thanks to Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.

FIREWISE on the Farm


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:30am – 12:00pm
William Harris Homestead – 3636 Georgia Highway 11 – Monroe, GA 30656

FIREWISE is a common sense approach to protecting your farm and home from fire. The Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District along with many partners will be hosting a free public education event for farmers, landowners and homeowners. Demonstrations, lectures, and exhibits featuring ways to develop Defensible Spaces to reduce the spread of fire, including landscaping for new and existing homes will be presented. Local fire services will be conducting demonstrations on fire suppression at your home or on your property. In addition, other environmental and conservation demonstrations and tours of the 1824 Historic William Harris Homestead farm will be included.
For more information call 706-894-1591, Groups are welcomed.