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Funding for this project provided in part by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
King Conservation District
1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130
Renton, WA 98057
Hours: Monday — Friday, 8:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Underneath the watchful eye of Mt Si sits an amazing horse property. Join us to see how this horse property and others are leveraging their eco-sensitive horse acreage to create finanical sustainability.
Alayne Blickle, Sweet Pepper Ranch
A & W Farms
King County Open Space, Farm and Ag Program
Teri Herrera, Equine Property Specialist
Jay Mirro, KCD Senior Farm Conservation Planner ... See more
Join King Conservation District at this FREE Farm Tour to see how these landowners care for horses and the salmon spawning stream, Bear Creek that flows through their property. See healthy horse shelters with great ventilation, large mud-free turnouts with sand piles for rolling in, shaping the land for drainage, fencing to protect trees and for people pass-throughs, a horse urinal with wood chips, composting in small compost barrels, winter horse pasture management -- and more! You will leave with new ideas to ready your place for winter as well as to learn how to protect your stream for salmon. ... See more
March 8th: Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water
Take the plunge and protect your property, water quality, and fish & wildlife habitat. Attend this workshop to design a stream or wetland native plant restoration plan. Calculate the length and cost of a livestock exclusion fence to keep animals out of aquatic areas, select native plants suited to stream and wetland buffers, determine plant placement, and outline a maintenance plan.
March 15th: Mud Management: Record Rainfall - Record Mud
It’s always the right time to prepare for wet weather! Attend this workshop to develop a mud management plan. Design a confinement area for livestock, select footing material, estimate barn roof gutter and downspout needs based on rain water runoff, and develop a confinement schedule. A speaker from Horses for Clean Water will share tips and tricks to manage mud on your property.
March 22nd: Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure!
Discover what’s possible based on your finances, time and ability. Attend this workshop to develop a manure composting and utilization plan. Estimate the volume of manure produced by livestock, design and construct livestock manure storage bunkers or compost bins, and develop a plan to spread composted manure on pastures. Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water will present on good manure management techniques!
March 29th: Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer
Yes, you can grow grass without weeds and meet your livestock forage needs - even on small acreage. Attend this workshop to develop a pasture management plan. Determine the grazing capacity of your pastures and learn how to manage grazing for optimal pasture production. A representative from the King County Noxious Weeds Program will discuss weed identification and control. ... See more
Join KCD for a FREE farm tour at the Experience Farming Project along the Snoqualmie River. See how a cooperative crop farm manages an active beavers. The experience Farming Project is a part of SnoValley Tilth and leases land to farmers interested in growing and selling produce. EFP is also working with KCD Farm Conservation Planning staff and King County to improve access to the property with upgrading a farm access bridge. Meet staff from KCD and King County to find out how the process is going in helping the farmers increase growing season length and productivity. ... See more
Join KCD for a FREE farm tour at the Experience Farming Project along the Snoqualmie River. See how a cooperative crop farm manages an active beavers. The experience Farming Project is a part of @[118171281535458:274:SnoValley Tilth] and leases land to farmers interested in growing and selling produce. EFP is also working with KCD Farm Conservation Planning staff and King County to improve access to the property with upgrading a farm access bridge. Meet staff from KCD and King County to find out how the process is going in helping the farmers increase growing season length and productivity. ... See more