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Emily Gibbs, Author at Farmville


Conservation wish list

Dear Santa, This year, the Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District wants one thing: a clean, healthy environment. Although our Christmas list may be short, ... Read more

by Emily Gibbs, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:57 am


Conserving water during drought

In light of the recent burn bans and concern about the drought we are experiencing, let’s talk about an invaluable natural resource — water. When ... Read more

by Emily Gibbs, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:09 pm


Leave no trace

Summer and fall offer wonderful opportunities to interact with nature, whether you’re swimming in a lake, hiking a mountain trail, or roasting s’mores over a ... Read more

by Emily Gibbs, Friday, July 26, 2019 2:00 pm


Chesapeake Bay cleanup impacts agriculture

You may have heard about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, but what is it? A watershed is “an area of land that drains all the streams ... Read more

by Emily Gibbs, Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:22 pm


Part II: Do’s and don’ts of tree planting

Last month, we talked about how to properly plant and care for trees. In this column, we will discuss planting considerations to maximize tree health ... Read more

by Emily Gibbs, Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:48 pm