This fall join Horses for Clean Water in any of FOUR Pacific Northwest states to learn about green horse keeping: BOISE, ID Saturday, September 3, 7:30pmMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 14, 2011View Source
This fall join Horses for Clean Water in any of FOUR Pacific Northwest states to learn about green horse keeping:
Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm
PRESENTATION: Join the Western Riding Club to learn about Manure Management Options for Horse Owners. There are many useful alternatives to stockpiling stall waste. Join Alayne Blickle at this club meeting to learn about composting as well as other exciting options. For more info Alayne@...
September 13 to 18
Events TBD, For details contact Cynthia Hardy clhardy@...
Saturday, September 24, 10 am to noon
FARM TOUR: Laughing Horse Farm. Do you complain about having small acreage, no topsoil, as well as lots of rocks and slope on your horse property? Then you need to visit Laughing Horse Farm to see how to one farm has made lemonade out of lemons! Join us on this tour to learn about gardening and horse keeping on very small acreage with a ravine and a seasonal creek. This property features a track paddock sacrifice area and an extreme trail course which doubles as a landscaping feature by combining stumps, lots of rocks and beautiful plantings with an obstacle course for horses. Their barn is another interesting feature--refurbished with “reclaimed” materials. We will also cover composting and mud management, very important components for small acreage properties so close to waterways. Register and receive directions at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WA
Sunday, September 25, 10 am -3 pm
WORKSHOP: Fall in Place for Winter: Preparing Horse and Livestock Properties for the Rainy Season. Join Alayne Blickle on the beautiful San Juan Islands to learn about horse keeping--island style! Hear tips and ideas on reducing mud and runoff as well as pasture and manure management options. To register, get directions or more details contact the San Juan Islands Conservation District at c.maas@... or d.kinsey@....
NORTH SKAGIT COUNTY, WA
Monday, September 26, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
PRESENTATION: Own horses or livestock? Back by popular demand, Alayne Blickle will be in Skagit County to discuss techniques to make your property healthier for livestock, for you, and for wildlife! Inviting wildlife to your farm and landscaping with native plants can have many wonderful benefits for livestock owners, including “natural” insect control, mud reduction, dust barriers, visual screens between neighbors, cooling of buildings, summer shade for animals & low-cost care landscaping. We will also cover environmentally sensitive ways to manage odors, useful water conservation tips, building outdoor wash racks and how to manage creeks, streams, or wetlands on livestock property. Pre-registration deadline: Sept. 22, 2011. Contact Kristi Carpenter, Skagit Conservation District at 428-4313 or email: Kristi@...
GRANTS PASS, OR
Saturday, October 15
Details TBD. Contact: Randi Omley-Tatum, 541-474-6840 or joswcd@...
BLACK DIAMOND, WA
Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 and November 10, 6:30 pm to 9pm
Black Diamond Library
Workshops for Horse & Small Farm Owners Hands-on workshops on livestock management practices. See a variety of options & work with technicians to discover ways you can have less mud, better pastures, manage manure and care for streams & wetlands. Black Diamond Library. FREE! Includes light refreshments.
Ø Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. October 13
Ø Mud Management: Record Rainfall / Record Mud. October 20 with Alayne Blickle as a presenter
Ø Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! October 27 with Alayne Blickle as a presenter
Ø Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. November 10 with King County noxious weed specialist to talk about weed ID & control
Register and receive directions for all King Conservation District educational events at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
Saturday, October 22, 10 am to noon
FARM TOUR: Fall in Place for Winter! Tour a chore-efficient horse farm that’s doing its best to prepare for all that winter can dish out: rain, wind, cold, snow, ice and looooong nights. See pasture grazing lanes (used for summer grazing,) winter sacrifice pastures, an arena that doubles as a sacrifice area, a horse “litter box or urinal area, brooding lamps used for drying wet horses, a small-scale manure spreader and compost bins. This Redmond small acreage horse property is doing its best to ensure that it’s a healthy place for horses, people and wildlife. Register and receive directions for all King Conservation District educational events at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
NORTH SKAGIT COUNTY, WA
Monday, October 24, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
PRESENTATION: If you have livestock, then you have mud, right? Wrong! There are great ways to manage mud on your farm. In this class we will discuss what causes mud and how it affects livestock health. Alayne Blickle will cover key steps you can take that will reduce and even prevent mud on your property. Learn about French drains, footing options, geotextile fabrics & other great ideas for setting up and managing livestock properties for chore-efficiency and animal health. Pre-registration deadline: Oct. 19. Contact Kristi at Skagit Conservation District, 428-4313 or email: Kristi@....
Saturday, November 5
More details TBD Contact Pat Munts with the Spokane Conservation District at 509-535-7274 ext 31 or pat-munts@....
GARDEN CITY, ID
Saturday, January 21, 2-3:30pm
PRESENTATION: Join Alayne Blickle at the Boise WaterShed for Composting and Manure Management Options for Horse & Livestock Owners. There are many useful alternatives to stockpiling stall waste. In this presentation learn about options that will make your place healthier for horses and livestock, reduce insect populations, help your property more productive during the growing season, AND make it chore-efficient this winter! For more info Alayne@...
Alayne Renee Blickle
Creator & Program Director
Horses for Clean Water