Solutions: Water Conservation, Quality, Management & Systems
Rain Barrel? Check. Leaks Fixed? Check. What Else is there to Do?
If you use a simple calculation for rainwater roof run-off (your annual rainfall in inches x the square footage of your structure x 0.62), you will see that even your small structures can generate thousands of gallons of clean water per year. Learn ways to recycle water from rain or snow and safely put it to use on your farm - perhaps you’ll even collect enough water to keep your arena dust-free next summer! In addition, learn other conservation tips that are easy on the pocketbook, your time and the environment.
Learn ways that livestock living near streams, wetlands and large water bodies can have minimal impact.
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.
Discover how rain gardens, green roofs, and other low impact development strategies can improve your rural property while helping to make a cleaner environment.
Buying your first horse property can be daunting. Learn how to choose a place with good soil type, topography, location of structures and more, to avoid costly expenses down the road, and to have the place of your dreams.
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