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Events

Filtering by: native plants

Farm Tour: Horses and Salmon
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tour: Horses and Salmon

See healthy horse shelters with great ventilation, large mud-free turnouts with sand piles for rolling in, shaping of land for drainage, fencing to protect trees, people pass-throughs, a horse urinal with wood chips, composting in small compost barrels, winter horse pasture management—and more!

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Farm Tour: Least Toxic Approach Managing Horse Properties
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Farm Tour: Least Toxic Approach Managing Horse Properties

Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water at her 10-acre horse property to learn about mud/dust control, manure composting, pasture management, track paddocks, confinement area management, wildlife enhancement, drought-tolerant native landscaping and more!

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Farm Tour: Horse Keeping on Small Acreage
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tour: Horse Keeping on Small Acreage

Barbara Kelly started horse keeping with nothing but a “wheelbarrow and a pitchfork.” Since then, with the help of the King Conservation District, she has put together a neat and tidy system for her two horses on 2.3 acres.

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Workshop Series: Land & Water Stewardship for Livestock & Small Farm Owners
Oct
19
6:15 PM18:15

Workshop Series: Land & Water Stewardship for Livestock & Small Farm Owners

A King Conservation District native plant expert will present solutions and guidance to improve habitat and manage livestock near water. Learn ways to minimize the impact of livestock living close to water, and improve habitat near streams and wetlands.

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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: 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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FARM TOUR: Agri & Ecotourism on Horse Properties
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

FARM TOUR: Agri & Ecotourism on Horse Properties

Join us on this exciting, innovative farm tour to learn how an eco-sensitive equestrian property can help you make money with your small acreage. This private, 10 acre equestrian event center includes a Hunt Club banquet hall that accommodates 100 people, outdoor riding arena, mud-free paddocks, manure compost bins, pasture areas, managed stewardship forest, professionally landscaped estate, stunning views of Mt Si, and a Laotian pagoda surrounded by meditation ponds.

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Farm Tour: The Historic Mary Olson Farm
Oct
30
1:00 PM13:00

Farm Tour: The Historic Mary Olson Farm

Tour this fully restored HISTORIC subsistence farm; see cleverly-designed mud-free confinement areas for miniature donkeys, a cow, and chickens, compost bins for manure management, salmon spawning stream restoration, small acreage hay field management, and a 100+ year old orchard.  Use ideas gener­ated from the eco-friendly, chore-efficient components of this historic farm to help guide you in the management of your modern-day small acreage livestock property.

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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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