Sonoma Resource Conservation District


LandSmart Education® creates connections and inspires conservation through a series of engaging educational opportunities for community members of all ages. Youth programs offer innovative hands on learning experiences at local farms. A distinctive public outings series highlights local protected agricultural properties and the importance of conservation as a tool in working landscapes in partnership with local landowners. Our annual workshops are designed to deliver cutting edge information and resources about land management techniques available through RCD and partner programs with topics including water management and conservation, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, erosion control, soil health, and carbon sequestration.

Education programming includes:

  • FARMS Leadership Program- high school youth
  • TEAM Program field trips- elementary school students
  • Agricultural Heritage Series- for members of the public
  • LandSmart Workshops- designed for landowners and managers
“FARMS Leadership has helped me see who I truly am as a person.” - Alex Wilson, Windsor Oaks Academy, FARMS Leadership Program Class 2014. Alex has gone on to pursue his passion in plant biology at the Santa Rosa Junior College and is currently assisting at a nursery in West Sonoma County.

For more information on school participation, student applications, public outings, or upcoming workshops please contact Christine Kuehn, Program Coordinator at or 707.569.1448 ext 114.