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Events

Filtering by: insect & weed control

Class: Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Problems
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Problems

Learn how to reduce chemical use on your property while making it healthier for livestock, people, and wildlife! This workshop will cover mud management, least toxic and natural pest control, odor control, water conservation, on-farm recycling, and pollinator hedgerows.

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Class: Safe, Non-Toxic Pest Control
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Safe, Non-Toxic Pest Control

Are weeds or flies a problem on your horse or livestock property? Join the King Conservation District and Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water for a look at eco-friendly, least-toxic ways to manage weeds, bugs, and odors. Make your place nicer for you, your horses, and the natural world, too! Join us for light dinner, snacks, and helpful education. 

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Farm Tour: Super Simple Horse Keeping
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Farm Tour: Super Simple Horse Keeping

Join us at Canter Creek Farm to see how this landowner simplified her life and laid out her chore-efficiency plans for her two-horse, two-goat, four-acre property. Some of the super simple techniques you’ll see include low-maintenance fencing, composting, hay storage, mud management, bedding reduction and more!

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Farm Tour: Horse Keeping Cle Elum Style!
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Farm Tour: Horse Keeping Cle Elum Style!

Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and farm owners Lori Nevin and Jeffery Harr as we observe the horse and land management practices on this 6-acre horse property. We will discuss ways to reduce mud, compost horse manure, keep pastures productive, reduce flies, reduce chemical use—and more!

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Farm Tour: Managing Horse Pastures
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Farm Tour: Managing Horse Pastures

Start the grazing season out right by learning about pasture management, effective irrigation, composting horse manure, fly predators for fly control—and more!  Join the farm owners and educator/horse owner Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn the basics managing horse properties with a least-toxic approach.

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Workshop: Pasture Management, Track Paddocks & Firewise for Horse Owners
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Pasture Management, Track Paddocks & Firewise for Horse Owners

Join Alayne Blickle in the Portland area for this all day workshop that covers pasture management, designing and building a track paddock for horse enrichment and health, how to become firewise on horse properties and more!

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Workshop: Horse Farm Management—Arkansas
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Horse Farm Management—Arkansas

Join Alayne Blickle in Little Rock, AR to learn about composting and manure management options, as well as natural solutions for managing mud, insect problems, water conservation, weed control, odor control—and many other innovative, chore-efficient techniques for managing horses while reducing environmental impacts.

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Workshop: Horse & Land Management
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Workshop: Horse & Land Management

Join Alayne Blickle and Horses for Clean Water in Sonoma County, CA for a weekend of learning about horse keeping practices which will help make your place chore-efficient, aesthetically pleasing, horse-healthy, and customer-friendly, as well as good for the environment.

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January Online Course - Horses and Land Management Series
Jan
8
to Jan 29

January Online Course - Horses and Land Management Series

Want something horsey to do in the middle of the cold, dark winter? How 'bout an online series, focusing on making winter easier to manage and the coming summer more chore-efficient, leaving more time to ride?

Four Weekly Online Courses, Four Horse and Land Management Topics—all for $49! Enrollment is limited, please register early to reserve a spot.

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Farm Tour: Hobby Horse Farm
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Farm Tour: Hobby Horse Farm

Tour this peaceful, small-acreage horse property to 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 in a real-life, workable situation. BONUS: At the end of the tour a special guest speaker will lead us in some hands-on activities, such as making paper nest tubes for Mason Bees.
 

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Farm Tour: Down on the Farm with the KCD’s Jay Mirro
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Farm Tour: Down on the Farm with the KCD’s Jay Mirro

This 34-acre farm has a lot of wetlands, something many livestock owners struggle with.

See how the Mirro farm has embraced their wetlands and learned to live in harmony with both wetlands and native wildlife; and learn about raising pigs, chickens, cattle, goats as well.

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Workshop: Natural Solutions for Managing Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Natural Solutions for Managing Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds

Join Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water for this workshop to learn how to naturally control weeds, insects, odors and more while reducing chemical use and utilizing natural solutions to make your property healthier for you, your horses, your community and wildlife.

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WORKSHOP: Eco-Friendly Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds—For Horse & Small Acreage Livestock Owners
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

WORKSHOP: Eco-Friendly Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds—For Horse & Small Acreage Livestock Owners

Do you own horses, sheep, goats, or other livestock? Learn innovative, chore-efficient, eco-sensitive ways for mud management, least toxic pest control, managing odors, water conservation, and on-farm recycling, as well as ways to put native plants to work on your farm.

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WORKSHOP: Sustainable Horse Keeping - Practices to Protect Your Horse & Property from Climate Change
Apr
29
10:30 AM10:30

WORKSHOP: Sustainable Horse Keeping - Practices to Protect Your Horse & Property from Climate Change

We will cover basics of growing and sustaining pastures, managing weeds, renovating pastures, and fencing pastures so they are more productive and your horse is healthy. In addition, we will cover horse health issues related to pasture management and discuss emerging trends related to climate change.

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Horse Pasture Management: Growing Great Pastures & Controlling Weeds
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Horse Pasture Management: Growing Great Pastures & Controlling Weeds

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.

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Farm Tour: Bramasole Farm: A Sustainable, Small Acreage Paradise
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Farm Tour: Bramasole Farm: A Sustainable, Small Acreage Paradise

Join the King Conservation District for a very special tour to see a highly unique operation. Keith and Geneme’, the owners and care takers of this little piece of paradise, are raising much of their food and their animals’ food chemical-free, and all on three acres.

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Farm Tour and Open House: At Horses for Clean Water's Sweet Pepper Ranch!
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Farm Tour and Open House: At Horses for Clean Water's Sweet Pepper Ranch!

Join Alayne Blickle and Matt Livengood to learn about horse pasture management and rotational grazing, mud, dust and odor-free paddocks, composting manure, drought-tolerant xeric landscaping, firewise practices for horse properties, native plantings along irrigation ditches and more.

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Workshop: Native Pollinators in the City: Gardening for Seattle's Bees and Bugs
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Native Pollinators in the City: Gardening for Seattle's Bees and Bugs

Join us for this event led by the Xerces Society to learn how to identify native bees and other beneficial insects, as well as how to design your property to attract these good guys and minimize your impact on them. Attend one or all sessions.

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Workshop: Beneficial Bugs on the Farm: Attracting Native Insects to Control Pests
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Beneficial Bugs on the Farm: Attracting Native Insects to Control Pests

Join us for this event led by the Xerces Society to learn how to identify native bees and other beneficial insects, as well as how to design your property to attract these good guys and minimize your impact on them. Attend one or all sessions.

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