11/10 Mud & Manure Wkshp - Vashon Island
- Got Horses? Got Mud? Get Help!
At the Vashon Winter Horse Farm Management Workshop
Long, dark nights and rain are with us now, but you can still make changes
that will make your farm more comfortable for you and your horses this
winter. On Saturday, November 10th, join Horses for Clean Water from 10am to
3pm for a workshop on Winter Horse Farm Management. This workshop will cover
several aspects of horse farm management including mud and manure management.
Resource information will be available on more topics including King County
Livestock Programs, emergency preparedness, King Conservation District farm
plans and other topics.
The workshop will cover:
· Mud management, including how mud adversely affects horse health along
with great ways to reduce and prevent mud on your farm. Learn how to set up
winter paddocks, footings selections, drainage ideas and much more.
· Manure management techniques to make your place healthier for horses,
reduce the insect population, help your farm become more productive during
the growing season and reduce the amount of mud on your farm. Learn about
composting horse manure and many other useful options for manure management.
WHERE & WHEN: Saturday, November 10th, from 10am to 3pm at the Vashon High
School Band Room.
REGISTRATION: Class size is limited -- please register by contacting program
director Alayne Blickle by email at ARBlickle@... or at 425-432-6116.
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: Workshop includes professional slide show
presentations, educational handouts, resource lists and other materials that
detail information and options.
WHO CAN ATTEND: The program is open to anyone -- you don't need to own
horses or have a farm to attend.
LUNCH: Bring a sack lunch or pick up lunch at near-by restaurants.
ABOUT HORSES FOR CLEAN WATER: Horses for Clean Water is a private program
run and supported by horseowners which promotes environmentally sensitive
horsekeeping. HCW offers classes, workshops, farm tours, demonstration
farms, individual consultations and more. Maple Valley resident Alayne
Blickle, a life-long equestrian, created HCW. Alayne is also a contributing
writer for horse publications including Equus and Northwest Horse Source.
Alayne has been conducting environmentally sensitive livestock keeping
education for over 10 years in the Northwest and other parts of the country.
For more information visit the HCW website at www.HorsesforCleanWater.com.
All events are open to the public -- you don't need to own horses or a farm
FUNDING: This program is funded by program fees and King County Department
of Natural Resources Livestock Programs.
Don't miss your chance to get your horse place ready for a potentially wet &
wild winter by joining Horses for Clean Water on Saturday, November 10th,
from 10am to 3pm at the Vashon High School Band Room.