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Wildlife

Many people wonder what wildlife has to do with agriculture. In the past farmers and wildlife have seemingly been in opposition with one another. The natural world has been drastically altered and reduced in the past century, and as a result many of its benefits, once offered abundantly, have been reduced or even lost.  We believe that our farm is benefitted by a healthy wildlife population. Beavers for example build dams that provide habitat and water storage. Coyotes, bobcats, snakes, … read more…

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are a terrific home project, because they are beautiful landscape features that catch and filter polluted runoff from rooftops, driveways and other hard surfaces. Rain gardens also help reduce flooding on your property and create habitat for birds and butterflies. Stewardship Partners has been working since 1999 to engage homeowners from all over the state to do their part to clean up our waterways.

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