CAN I FARM?
Yes, with assistance. Plant your small garden plot now.
Although farming on private land is common in the Upper Gila River watershed, no new irrigated land may be put into production. If you are interested in improving irrigation efficiency on existing agricultural land, contact NRCS or your local cooperative extension office for guidance and potential financial support.
Small garden plots are permitted on your property. It can be helpful to first check with NRCS to determine if soil conditions are suitable. Your neighbors can also be a wealth of knowledge for what techniques have worked well for improving plant productivity and survival rates in the region.
For more information on maintaining the quality of your land along the river see “Maintaining a Gila Friendly River”.
Before planting your background garden, visit the seed libraries at the Clifton Public Library and the Duncan Public Library!
Follow Greenlee’s Treasury of Seed, a seed lending library on Facebook to stay aware of community classes and upcoming events.
Photo credit: Edible Baja
For More Information, Contact:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Arizona Cooperative Extension
928.428.2611 (Graham County)
928.359.2261 (Greenlee County)
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