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11/10 Mud & Manure Wkshp - Vashon Island

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    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
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      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.

      COST: $10/person

      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
      to attend.

      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.
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