Ringgold, GA, December 8, 2020—Catoosa County Conservation District installed pollinator garden beds with Ms. Alisa Nepp’s fourth grade STEAM class at Ringgold Elementary School. The raised beds were sponsored by Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) as part of a statewide initiative to improve pollinator habitat and pollinator education. The beds include native wildflowers and grasses that will bloom in spring and summer, and will contain a crop that depends on pollinators. GACD is sponsoring the placement of these educational pollinator gardens in all 40 Conservation Districts across the state for the purpose of educating local communities on the connection between wildflowers, pollinators, and the foods we eat.
October 13, 2020- Betts Berry, Catoosa County Conservation District Supervisor, recently received the Golden Apple Award from Channel 12 News. Ms. Berry is an agriculture teacher at Saddle Ridge in Walker County. Ms. Berry states, "I hope my students leave my Agriculture class with a desire to, not always to become a farmer or producer but to appreciate what agriculture gifts to them and also to care for this world, to care for our earth."