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Events

Filtering by: water cons. & systems

Simple Solutions for Pasture Management, Horse Health, and Climate Change
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Simple Solutions for Pasture Management, Horse Health, and Climate Change

Livestock and overgrazed pastures are often looked at as the villains of environmental integrity. But what if that wasn’t the case and good pasture management by horse and livestock owners could actually slow down or reverse climate change? Learn basic techniques for good pasture management including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, spreading compost, rotational grazing and managing small grazing areas.

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Workshop: Sustainable Horse Keeping: Pasture Management, Horse Health, and Water Conservation
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Sustainable Horse Keeping: Pasture Management, Horse Health, and Water Conservation

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Learn how your daily actions and long-term plans can help protect your horse and land against the emerging challenges of climate change. This workshop will cover the basics of growing and sustaining pastures, managing weeds, renovating pastures, fencing pastures so they are more productive and keep your horse healthy, 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 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: 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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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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