Saturday Plant and Gardening Classes
Will be held in the Burrow (clubhouse).
10:00 a.m. No Till Gardening, Aubrey Kendall, Lonely Mountain Growers
11:00 a.m. Pollinator Gardens & Bee Friendly Weed Control, Mary Fee, WA State Pollinator Task Force
Noon Break For Lunch
1:00 p.m. Poisonous Plants on the Farm, Danika Davis, Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Program
2:00 p.m. Pasture Management, Kenna Fosnacht, Lewis County Conservation District
3:00 p.m. Lessons Learned by First Year Commercial Farmers, Noel and Mark Bates, Rainy Glen Farms
Saturday Animal Classes
Will be held in the Event Tent
10:00 a.m. Chickens 101, Vest Pocket Farming
11:00 a.m. Chickens 201, Vest Pocket Farming
Noon Break For Lunch
1:00 p.m. Tid Bits about Castration & DIY Milking Equipment for Goats and Sheep, Eric Tanner
2:00 p.m. Pig Basics, Vest Pocket Farming
3:00 p.m. A little about Rabits, Witchy Homestead
4:00 p.m. In Person Demo on Blocking a Sheep for Show with Award Winning Suffolk Ram!!
Classes and Speakers will be updated as new information is received. Thank you for looking!
Poisonous Plants on the Farm An overview of poisonous found locally that could potentially inpact livestock and animals residing on your farm. Plant identification and control measures will be discussed. 1 pesticide license credit is being offered for this class. Given by Danika Davis with the Lewis County Noxious Weed Program
Pasture Management- An overview of different pature management techiniques including no till, grasses, and weed control. 1 pesticide credit is neig offered for this class. Given by Kenna Fosnacht with the Lewis County Conservation District
Lessons Learned by First Year Commercial Farmers Given by Noel and Mark Bates, Rainy Glen Farms.
Pollinator Gardens- Promoting pollinator health through vegitation management and plantings. 1 pesticide license credit is being offered for this class. Given by Mary Fee
Chickens 101- First year with chickens? Trying to decide if chicken keeping is for you? Come and get an hour's worth of over fifty years of experience with poultry, including an actionable document and Q&A. May be a small fee for attending.
Chickens 201- Ready for the next level? Can your birds pay for themselves...or more? Round table discussion on small scale poultry business possibilities in East Lewis County.
Pig Basics- Pigs are easy --- unless they aren't. Types of hogs, feeding and housing basics for this very useful animal.
Tid Bits about Castration-
A little about Rabits- Witchy Homestead