Mar
04
Workshop: Sustainable Equine Management
Time: 3/4/2017 to 3/5/2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA, 95436



Are you interested in horses or engaged in the equine industry? If so, then this event is for you! 

Join us in learning how to design and implement practical, efficient and cost-effective strategies for managing horses and equine facilities for horse health and environmental integrity. Topics include site design, composting/ manure management, erosion control, confinement area innovations, pasture management, mud management, insect and weed control, drainage, integrated native habitat restoration, fencing, arenas/exercise areas, + more!

This two day opportunity will allow you to personally engage with life-long equestrian, Alayne Blickle, whom is full of knowledge, skills and resources to share with you! 

Saturday Schedule - $60: 

9:00am~12:00pm Indoor Workshop 
12:00pm~1:00pm Lunch (Please bring your own). Snacks and refreshments provided. 
1:00pm~4:00pm Outdoor Workshop and Farm Walk

On site consultations for Sunday are full, but attendees for Saturday's workshop are welcome to audit, free of charge! Time and place for each on-site consult will be coordinated and announced. 

Horses, whether confined or in pasture, have a profound impact on land, habitat, and water resources. What happens on our single plot ultimately affects plants, animals and humans miles away. How well we mitigate the impact of our horse’s activities, waste, and land use determines the health of their environment — which directly affects their health and ours as well. Learn how to improve the way horses are managed on your site and comply with future regulations, too!


Main Speaker and presenter: Alayne Blickle, a life-long equestrian, is the creator and director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners since 1990. Known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approach, Alayne is in high demand both near and far from her eco-sensitive home and guest ranch in Nampa, Idaho. http://www.horsesforcleanwater.co/ 
Guest Speaker: Will Bakx, from Sonoma Compost, is an expert in high-quality, organic composting methods and will shed light on the unique advantages and challenges in utilizing horse manure as a valuable resource.

  

When:
 Saturday, March 4th - Sunday March 5th | 9am - 4pm
Where: Shone Farms Agriculture Pavilion, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA, 95436
Price: $60.00 for Saturday, $90.00/hour for Consultations on Sunday (free to audit)