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2017-2018 Seedling Sale

The district's annual seedling sale makes low-cost bare-root vine, shrub, and tree seedlings available to residents in Durham and surrounding counties.  The Durham Soil and Water Conservation District's annual Seedling Sale ends on January 17, 2018 or until they are all sold.  Seedlings will be available for pickup starting January 19th (7am to 6pm) at the Durham County Agricultural Building, 721 Foster St Durham, NC 27701.

Call 919-560-0558 or email to place an order.

All seedling are bare root-2 yr.

Supplies are limited!

Seedling Flyer


Contests and Envirothon

Click on the link below to view upcoming contests and Envirothon information
Environmental Education


Falls Lake Agriculture Rule, 15A NCAC 2B Rule 0280

Establishes collective nitrogen and Phosphorus reduction goals for agricultural operations in the watershed. This rule will effect anyone who engages in agricultural operations in the Falls Lake Watershed, produces crops or horticulture products (excluding trees) primarily for financial profit, engages in research activities in support of commercial production or has:

  • 5 or more horses
  • 20 or more cattle
  • 20 or more swine not in a feedlot
  • 150 or more swine in a feedlot
  • 120 or more sheep
  • 130 or more goats
  • 650 or more turkeys
  • 3,500 or more chickens
  • any combination that exceeds 20,000 pounds of live weight at anytime
All persons this rule effects, must register with their Local Advisory Committee. To register or for more details, please visit the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation's website at