Learning To Be Stewards Of The Land
It's not just city people who dream of buying a chunk of land in the country and living closer to nature. But especially for the ex-urban dwellers, the questions start with: how?
The days when most of the American population lived on farms is long past. Which is why the Extension Service at Oregon State University offers a Land Steward Program, to teach new and aspiring country dwellers to take better care of their property--and ultimately, themselves.
The program trains landowners over 11 weeks in subjects like wildfire risk reduction and stream ecology. Three guests join us: Rachel Werling, who coordinates the Land Steward Program in Jackson County, Clint Nichols, Rural Planner for Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation, and former urban-resident-turned-Land Steward Diane Choplin.