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Join Alayne Blickle and the Nampa Recreation Department on a tour of the BLM’s Wild Horse Corrals to get a behind the scene personal tour as well as to observe the 4-H program’s adoption process.
Free! Learn ways to minimize the impact of livestock living close to water, and improve habitat near streams and wetlands. Light dinner provided.
Join Alayne Blickle for this all day horse and land management workshop at Shone Farm in Sonoma, CA. Also, on Sunday March 5th, individual farm owner consultations are available - a great opportunity to fine-tune your horse keeping practices and problem solve issues you have.
Free! Mud Management for Livestock Owners. Learn ways to manage mud and drainage issues to keep livestock on dry ground year 'round. Light dinner provided.
Tour this small-scale horse property and see how being eco-sensitive doesn’t have to be grandiose nor require large scale budgets. Learn about chore-efficient mud, manure, and pasture management techniques in a real-life, workable situation.
Free! Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! Learn how to manage manure so it is a benefit to both you and the environment. No more Mt. Manure! Light dinner provided.
Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn about paddock footing options, manure management, geo grid footing products, French drains, dry wells, grassy swales and rain gardens as well as the basics for setting up horse paddocks.
Enrichment opportunities for the horse - ways to make his surroundings less static and more stimulating - will be at the heart of this workshop. BONUS: presentation and discussion about Mustangs at the end. Learn about America’s wild horses!
Start the grazing season out right by finding out how you can make your pastures more productive and control weeds with a least toxic approach. Learn more about: types of pasture grasses to plant for horses, rotational grazing methods, small farm equipment, spreading compost, creating sacrifice areas, and effective irrigation.
Free! Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. Learn techniques to manage pastures to be productive and provide maximum forage; get solutions to weed problems and ideas for rotational grazing. Light dinner provided.
Is your middle-schooler interested in horses? Sign them up for our ½ day horsemanship camp at Sweet Pepper Ranch & swimming afterwards at the Nampa Rec Center. Fun horsey games and hands-on activities included!
Plastics are something we cannot get away from and can’t avoid - or wait! Maybe we can? Get FIVE EASY take-home tips to start making changes in your household today! This family-friendly class will be upbeat and fun - meet the Bag Monster and have fun making change happen!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart – you’re helping me make my dream and vision of how I want this place to be come to life!" —Debbie, Maple Valley, WA.
“I’ve always enjoyed your seminar events through the years. You’re an excellent resource for us out here on the farm.” —Bill, Bellevue, WA
"I just hope that YOU are keeping a journal. In the short time that I have known you, you have improved the lives of many horses, their humans and their wild 'pasture mates.'" —Ginger, Seattle, WA
"As always, I learned something. I love these farm tours. It’s great to see a lot of new faces and know that Alayne’s good work is helping more people and horses and the environment all the time." —Leslie
"I wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed your Spring into Pastures & Paddocks workshop on Saturday. We have been working on our 40 acres in North Central Washington since 1995, and picked up some really good NEW pointers to try out. We both appreciated how the materials were presented and your style. I was particularly interested in the Track Paddock concept." —Gretchen, Leavenworth, WA
"That's exciting Alayne !!! Just look at the inpact you have had on the general horse keeping in all counties !!!!!! Congratulations, keep up the great work, and thank you for sharing in a DVD." —Jennifer, Snohomish County
"I tell everyone I meet about HCW because you do such an amazing job. I have had several people get back to me with praises for your website so I know they look you up." —Julie, Penrose, CO
"Thank you for the informative farm tour. My wife and I are genuinely grateful to you and your team for presenting the learning experiences. We saved thousands of dollars with the tips we learned today." —Ken, Auburn, WA
"You know, finding you, your workshops and newsletter has been the most important 'reservoir' of responsible horse ownership information I have ever come across. The entire horse ownership world you have touched, is indebted to you for your work and leadership." —Kent, Clatskanie, OR
"Yes, Alayne - I'm the 4-H agent for Grays Harbor County. I think we talked a bit at the Safergrass workshop. I wish that I could get our 4-H members out to great clinics like yours, but for now I'll just have to carry the message!" —Joan, Elma, WA
"We have been building out our farm and using much of what we learned from the HCW articles and your farm tour. We have focused the last 9 months on pasture drainage, grading, soil testing/amending, and seeding. We have an area we’ve designated for all weather paddocks and have it ready to go except for some hog fuel we want to add to about 2/3 of each paddock – leaving the area by the gates and loafing sheds with the 5/8ths minus. My question is what sort of hog fuel do you use, where do you get it? Any advice on it?" —Cathy
"I have received the tip sheets and read all of them. They are a great help and have given me lots of info for my planning process." —Reg, Fairview, OR
"I was in your workshop this weekend and just wanted to let you know how incredibly useful it was! I am new to the world of conservation districts and we work so much with horse owners that face challenging obstacles in living in harmony with their horses and the land. I got so much from your workshop that I can apply on the ground here in Columbia County. Thank you for taking the time on such a glorious day to come sit inside and share your knowledge with us." —Kendra, Yakima, WA