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- Join Horses for Clean Water in Skagit County for help with springing
out of winter!
MOUNT VERNON, WA
Tuesdays, April 6, 20 & May 4 - 6 to 9pm
WORKSHOPS: Healthy Horses, Healthy Watershed Spend the evening with
Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and SCD staff to have a fun
and engaging time learning ways to manage your horse or livestock
property. Reduce mud, manage manure and improve pastures. FREE!
Padilla Bay Research Center, Mount Vernon, WA. For information &
registration: Skagit Conservation District at kristi@... or
� Mud, Runoff, Paddocks and Horse Health: Finding a Better Way to
Manage Horses. April 6
� Black Gold: Great Ideas for Managing Manure. April 20
� Managing Small Acreage Pastures and Horse Health. May 4
Other upcoming GREEN horse keeping events:
Wednesday, April 14th, 6:30 to 9 pm
CLASS: Green Horsekeeping -- Natural Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs
& Weeds Reduce chemical use while making it healthier for your
horses, you and wildlife. Learn about �natural� insect and odor
control, mud reduction, water conservation tips and pervious surfaces
including dust barriers, visual screens, odor control, low-cost/low
care landscaping, water conservation, outdoor washracks � and more!
The Grange Supply, Issaquah, WA. FREE! Register and receive
directions: King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...
MAPLE VALLEY, WA
Sunday, April 18, 1 to 3pm
WORKSHOP: Horses, Dewormers, Dogs & Manure What happens when a dog
ingests manure from a recently dewormed horse? It depends, but if the
dewormer was ivermectin and you have a herding dog sensitive to that
product, you might find yourself in a condition red-alert making a
speedy trip to the emergency clinic! Attend this outdoor event at the
Maple Valley farm of Alayne Blickle to learn the latest on deworming
horses, concerns/updates for dog owners on potential sensitivities to
horse dewormers and how to properly handle manure after your horse has
Equine veterinarian Dr. Steve Latimer will discuss the latest info on
equine deworming protocols. Small animal veterinarian Dr. Melanie
Caviness will speak on the canine aspect of the issue -- what happens
when dogs are exposed to horse dewormers? What are the symptoms and
what can be done? Alayne Blickle will cover composting and information
on manure management. We will provide instruction and testing kits to
so you can test your dog to see if they carry the mutant gene that
makes them particularly sensitive to ivermectin (and other drugs.)
Test kits supplied and sample collection demonstrated. Mail-in test
fee to WSU is $70/test. Workshop is FREE! Register, receive directions
or for questions: 425-432-6116 or Alayne@...
FALL CITY, WA
Saturday, April 24, 10 am to noon
The Baxter Barn: Budding Eco-Tourism Business These farm owners
purchased the overgrown, bramble-covered historic Baxter property in
2007. Their journey has taken them on to collect history, partner with
agencies and neighbors, restore the farm site, recycle plants, wood
and found objects, and protect water quality and natural resources.
See and pet farm animals. Register & receive directions: King
Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...
Saturday, May 22nd, 10 am to noon
Full Circle Farm, a Sustainable Organic Produce Business Full Circle
Farm�s organic and sustainably produced vegetables can be found at
your favorite Seattle restaurants, farmer's markets and specialty
grocers. Learn about what makes this farm sustainable, about how they
work to reduce chemical use and about their commitment to responsible
stewardship of the land and community. Hear how Full Circle Farm
began in the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley with just a few acres and
has now expanded to 300 acres cultivating over 150 varieties of
specialty fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They continue to explore
unique avenues in providing good food a healthy future for people,
wildlife and the environment. Tour the operation from seeding to
growing to packing. Learn about creek and riparian buffer restoration
projects, a composting system that allows for neighboring horse owners
to drop-off stall waste, and tour the beautiful growing fields.
BONUS: After the tour you are invited to stay for a wagon ride through
the farm. FREE! Register & receive directions: King Conservation
District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...
Wednesday, June 9th, 7 to 9 pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Paddock Paradise Join us on a farm tour
adventure to look at a new, creative approach to managing sacrifice
areas. Modeled after author Jaime Jackson�s approach to managing
paddocks in his book, Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural Horse
Boarding, this farm has designed uniquely shaped, large, grassy tracks
that are used as �natural� sacrifice area which encourages the horse
to move. See this innovative design firsthand and join in on a
discussion on the pros and cons of this technique. BONUS: Horse
farming really begins from the soils up -- learn from a soil scientist
about soils and how they affect your horse keeping decisions. FREE!
Register & receive directions: King Conservation District at
425-282-1949 or signup@...
New events added regularly at www.HorsesforCleanWater.com!
Alayne Renee Blickle
Horses for Clean Water
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