Learning Opportunities: 2018 Fall Workshops

Free Farm Tour: Winter Horse Keeping

September 25th from 3:00 to 4:30PM

Join Clallam Conservation District staff to learn how to prep your horse farm for the upcoming winter months.  Simple maintenance and preparation now can significantly decrease muddy conditions later this winter. 

The workshop will include a tour of a private 5-acre horse farm in the Agnew area, east of Port Angeles. The owners have installed gravel heavy use areas for a mud-free winter, a track paddock that provides more space for horses to roam while allowing the landowner to harvest three cuttings of hay off their field, look at a well laid out barn, and get tips for making your winter chores much easier this year.

Natural Landscaping

3-week Course

Lectures are held at the Dungeness Audubon River Center on the following Tuesdays at 6 PM: Oct. 2nd, 9th & 16th. 

Field trips are held on the following Saturdays: Oct. 6th, 13th, & 20th (times will be announced)

COST: $25 for 1 person, add $5 for an additional person

Each spring and fall, executive Director Joe Holtrop teaches a course on natural landscaping.  The course consists of three classroom sessions and three field trips. 

 Participants are taught how to design and install a low-maintenance, sustainable landscape that meets their needs while also providing numerous environmental benefits.  Basic permaculture design principles are followed to evaluate site conditions and prepare landscape plans suited to those conditions. 

Click Here to view the Course Syllabus

Landscaping with Native Plants: Free Workshop

October 13th from 9:00 to Noon

In addition to the six-session Natural Landscaping Course, each spring and fall we offer a free half-day field workshop on landscaping with native plants. The workshop involves hiking about two miles of trails at the Dungeness Recreation Area. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required.

Email info@clallamcd.org for more information about these educational opportunities.