Workshops and Events
2013 Workshops and Tours from SCD
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Those listed below are either sponsored by SCD, or we will be attending with a booth - stop by for a visit!
Barley Fodder Feeding and
Permaculture on a Mountain
Join us in Granite Falls for these fun classes on seeding and feeding barley fodder, and see a working alpaca ranch with yurts, chicken tractors, and a unique garden.
Barley Fodder Feeding - Two identical classes on April 27 and May 25
Permaculture on a Mountain - September 14
Everett Rain Garden Walking Tour
Take a spring stroll in north Everett to see seven amazing and unique rain gardens in this creative effort to reduce neighborhood flooding.
On the guided walking tour you can:
- talk to the designers and landscapers
- see which plants work well and attract birds
- meet the creative homeowners
- learn tips to plan your very own rain garden
This will be a walking tour, with most of the time spent outside. Please dress accordingly.
A brief presentation will be given at Washington Oakes prior to the tour (coffee and light refreshments will be served).
Meet up at:
Washington Oakes Retirement Community
1717 Rockefeller Ave, Everett
Register at: http://raingardentour.eventbrite.com
Green Horse-Keeping New Emphasis for 2013
Camano Island Class - The second class will be held on Camano Island on Saturday, June 15th, from 9 AM to 3 PM at the blue Camano Multipurpose Center. The class, ‘Green Horse and Camelid Management’ is geared for owners of horses, alpacas, llamas and other small livestock and will cover reducing mud and odors, least toxic pest control, outdoor wash racks and use of rain gardens and rain barrels.
Register for this class at greenhorseandcamelid.eventbrite.com.
Lakewood Class - The third class will be held Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM to 3 PM and will cover Winter and Emergency Preparedness. It will include a morning class and afternoon tour of a Lakewood-area ranch. Participants will learn how to winterize their property, reduce mud, make chores easier, and prepare for emergencies.
Register at winteranddisasterprep.eventbrite.com.
4-H Class - A fourth Horses for Clean Water class will be geared toward youth who own or show horses and will be part of an ice cream social during the Evergreen State Fair in August. The date is tentatively set for August 28 at 7 PM and will be for 4-H youth and their families to learn about green horsekeeping and chore-efficiency.
Register for this free event at icecreamandgreenhorses.eventbrite.com.
For more information on any of these events, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All classes are free, but attendees can purchase lunch for $10 at the door (the 4-H ice cream social is free). The classes are being co-sponsored by Horses for Clean Water and Snohomish Conservation District through a grant from the Rose Foundation.
Volunteer Planting Events
Stay tuned - we have more volunteer events coming up! Register online at http://bit.ly/scdvolunteer or call Ryan Williams at 425-335-5634, ext 116.
Contact Ryan Williams for upcoming habitat planting opportunities at rwilliams at snohomishcd.org.
Contact Stacy Aleksich for upcoming rain garden planting opportunities at stacy at snohomishcd.org.
All classes are free.
SCD services and workshops in the Stillaguamish watershed are supported by the Stillaguamish River Clean Water District to help residents improve water quality. Depending on the class, other sponsors include: the City of Mill Creek, City of Everett, Skagit Farm Supply, WSU Extension Snohomish County and the Washington Department of Ecology. Printed on100% recycled paper.