Click on the following link to learn about the Tijuana River Valley Community Garden
There are nearly 2 billion acres of land in the United States. About 70% of that land is privately owned, and care of that land is in the hands of those who live and work on it.
Farmers and ranchers are making progress in natural resource protection, and you can help out by applying conservation practices to your own backyard. For example:
- Create a garden
- Apply an organic mulch around your plants to protect soil from erosion, prevent weed growth, and conserve soil moisture.
- Apply fertilizer according to instructions, and do not over-apply.
- Install a drip irrigation system.
Even if you don't have a backyard of your own, there are plenty of ways to help make your community a healthy environment. Volunteer with local organizations that are working to preserve habitat, clean up polluted waters, or transform empty city lots from junkyards to community gardens.
Through our partnership with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, we can also provide technical assistance with property drainage problems and following brush fires, floods, mud slides and other natural disasters.