Healthy Soil – Soil Testing Program
Soil nutrient testing can help guide the application of compost and fertilizer, allowing you to optimize plant uptake and minimize water pollution.
Soil Speakers Bureau
Need a speaker at your next garden club meeting, science class, Grange event or nursery promotion? The most important task of any farmer, gardener or earth steward is to aid and protect the delicate balance of nutrients and organisms that make up soil,
Through Manure Match, landowners who have more manure or compost than they can use on their own property can connect with other landowners seeking a source of nutrients and organic matter for their gardens, pastures and crops.
Farm Conservation Planning
Whether you’re a livestock owner or a crop producer, KCD Resource Planners can help you develop a plan that will meet your land use goals and protect the natural resources on your property. This service is offered free of charge.
KCD launched the Community Agriculture program in 2015 to supply expertise and resources to schools, individuals, non-profits, and churches, which helps expand access to healthy food and teach important lessons on soil health, water quality, habitat, and natural resource stewardship in the urban landscape.
Equipment Share Program
KCD has several pieces of farm equipment available for land managers to borrow or rent.
KCD Agricultural Drainage Program
KCD is developing a comprehensive set of services to assist landowners with maintaining and improving agricultural drainage systems.
KCD’s Discovery Farms® program evaluates the effectiveness of on-farm conservation practices implemented by KCD and our cooperators.
Dairy Nutrient Management Planning
KCD provides nutrient management planning assistance to licensed dairies in King County, which helps with 1998 Dairy Nutrient Management Act compliance and Concentrated Animal Feed Operation regulations.
KCD has complied a variety of resources to help citizens enhance pollinator habitat throughout the area.
Landowner Incentive Program
KCD’s Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) provides landowners with cost-share assistance to support implementation of conservation practices on private property.