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HCW's fall schedule, from CA to BC & in between!!

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  • Alayne Blickle
    Get ready for FALL – with Horses for Clean Water s upcoming classes!! From California to Alaska and British Columbia, as well as in between, HCW is offering
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2, 2008
      Get ready for FALL – with Horses for Clean Water's upcoming classes!!



      From California to Alaska and British Columbia, as well as in between, HCW
      is offering educational events in many locals & on a variety of horsekeeping
      topics. Make plans now to learn about composting manure, how to have
      mud-free winter paddocks, using native plants for dust control, horse-safe
      fencing -- & more! PLEASE SHARE OR POST WITH OTHERS.





      IN SEPTEMBER:



      ISSAQUAH, WA
      Saturday, September 6th

      Farm Tour: Living Without Horse Pasture This five acre two horse property
      faced lots of design challenges in it’s creation, including steep slopes,
      heavily wooded areas, wet areas and no suitable areas for conversion to
      pasture. In spite of challenges, the owners have woven together mudless
      paddocks, a lunging area, chore-efficient composting bins, and a charming,
      hand-built barn, along with copious flower gardens and vegetable beds all in
      a beautiful, manageable set up. Hear about creative pasturing arrangements
      done with a neighbor as well as local trails on Tiger Mountain. Saturday,
      September 6th, 10am to noon. FREE! To register and receive directions
      contact the King Conservation District at 425-277-5581 ext. 122, or
      paul.borne@....



      SHELTON, WA
      Sunday, September 7th

      Fencing Workshop Fencing is a key tool for good pasture management. Come
      learn about fall pasture management as well as the whys & hows of horse
      fencing, including what makes a fence safe for horses. Hear from fencing
      experts about the differences between power & electric fencing, as well as
      the advantages and disadvantages to many types of fencing materials. Inspect
      fencing materials before you build! Sunday, September 7th, 1-5 pm. Mason
      Conservation District office, Shelton, WA. To register and receive
      directions contact Karin Strelioff at 360-427-9436 ext. 22,
      karinls@... or Kandi Bauman at 360-754-3588 ext 136,
      kbauman@....



      LANGLEY, BC CANADA
      Saturday, September 20th

      Fall in Place: Prepare Your Horse Property for Winter! Join Horses for
      Clean Water & Langley Environmental Partners Society for a Saturday workshop
      that will help get your horse property ready for the upcoming rainy season.
      HCW will lead you through a checklist on how you can winterize your horse
      property to beat mud & become chore efficient -- at the time of year when
      all that really counts! Get tips and techniques on choosing footings for
      paddocks, getting gutters and downspouts in working order, chemical-free
      ways to eliminate pesky rodents, ideas to keep water supplies from
      freezing -- and more! Learn how to compost horse manure, see different bin
      designs, find out about off-site options for dealing with stall waste and
      view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn. Get a jump
      on winter and learn how to make the coming rainy season easier to live with
      for you, your horses, and the environment! Langley, BC, Saturday,
      September 20th from 9am to 3pm – includes classroom & farm tour.
      PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & seats are limited. Contact LEPS at 604-532-3515
      or by email at alawseth@....



      IN OCTOBER:



      MAPLE VALLEY, WA
      Saturday, October 4th

      WORKSHOP: Fall Tips & Techniques for Managing Horse Manure Fall is a great
      time to get manure piles under control. Join Alayne Blickle at this workshop
      on her Maple Valley farm to learn about composting, spreading compost and
      other manure management options. View the latest techniques for reducing
      stall waste in barns, see various bedding examples, and find out how you can
      borrow the KCD manure spreader for free. Make your place healthier for
      horses, reduce the insect population, help your farm become more productive
      next summer, AND make it a chore-efficient for you this winter! Saturday,
      October 4th, 10 am to noon, Maple Valley, WA. FREE! To register and receive
      directions contact the King Conservation District at 425-277-5581 ext. 122,
      or paul.borne@....



      OLYMPIA, WA
      Sunday, October 5th

      Fall in Place: Preparing Your Horse Farm for Winter Join Horses for Clean
      Water on Sunday, October 5th, 1- 5pm for a workshop on how to prepare your
      farm so it will be easier to care for this coming winter with less runoff,
      mud and manure. Learn techniques you can put in place now to improve horse
      health, make chores & horse life easier and improve the health of the
      environment. Olympia, WA. FREE! To register and receive directions contact
      Karin Strelioff at 360-427-9436 ext. 22, karinls@... or Kandi Bauman
      at 360-754-3588 ext 136, kbauman@....



      ANCHORAGE, AK
      Friday, October 17th

      Meet Alayne Blickle and learn about management practices that can be
      implemented on your horse property in to help reduce mud, manage manure and
      make your horse life more chore efficient! Details TBD. For more
      information contact Alayne at alayne@....



      PLACERVILLE, CA
      Saturday, October 25th

      Livestock and Land Workshop: Manure Management for Horse Owners Join Alayne
      Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and Peter Moon of 02 Compost in El Dorado
      County, CA for this workshop on horse property management, Saturday, October
      25th. Make your place healthier for horses, reduce the insect population,
      help your farm be more productive during the growing season, AND make it a
      chore-efficient place for you to enjoy this winter! Learn how to compost
      horse manure, see different bin designs, find out about off-site options for
      dealing with stall waste and view the latest techniques for reducing stall
      waste in the barn. Placerville, CA. For information or registration:
      530-295-5630 or sljanek@.... Sponsored by: El Dorado County &
      Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts, and Ecology Action of
      Santa Cruz.



      VASHON, WA
      Thursdays, October 23 to November 13

      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 your streams, wetlands and drinking water sources. Vashon-Maury Island
      Land Trust, WA. Thursday evenings, October 23 & 30 November 6 & 13,
      6:30-9pm, FREE! To register and receive directions contact the King
      Conservation District at 425-277-5581 ext. 122, or paul.borne@....



      TOPICS:

      Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. October 23rd

      Mud Management: Record Rainfall / Record Mud. October 30th with Alayne
      Blickle as a guest speaker

      Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! November 6th with Alayne
      Blickle as a guest speaker

      Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. November 13th









      Alayne Renee Blickle
      Program Director
      Horses for Clean Water
      www.horsesforcleanwater.com
      alayne@...
      425-432-6116



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