Free Workshop “Managing Horse Properties, Naturally” on Jan 9

The Thurston and Mason Conservation Districts are sponsoring a free workshop, “Natural Ways for Managing Horse Properties” on Wednesday, January 9. Learn how to control dust, mud, bugs and weeds naturally, while reducing dependency on fertilizers, herbicides and other chemicals.

This workshop will be useful for owners of any livestock, including cattle, goats, llamas, alpacas and others. Alayne Blickle will showcase and explain different designs for low-cost ways to put native trees, shrubs and animals to work for you on your property. Alayne is the creator and Program Director of Horses for Clean Water, she writes and travels throughout the world educating about efficient and ecological horsekeeping practices.

Free bird & bat box designs will be available, as well as resource information and details about purchasing native plants at upcoming Conservation District Native Plant Sales.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
6 PM to 9 PM
The Thurston Conservation District Office
2918 Ferguson St SW, Building 1 Tumwater, WA 98512
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In Thurston County, please contact Sara at (360)754-3588, ext 136 or In Mason County, please contact Karin at 360-427-9436, ext 22 or to register or to obtain more information.

Sponsored by the Thurston and Mason Conservation Districts with funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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