Healthy Horses-Healthy Land

Workshop for Local Horse Owners Highlights Composting, Rain Catchment, Weed Management, Poisonous Plant ID and Soils.

The Resource Conservation District and Ecology Action announce the final Livestock and Land workshop in Santa Cruz County for 2012. The Livestock and Land program is aimed at improving water quality through good land stewardship on livestock properties. The program is made possible through a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board and funds education, technical assistance, and cost-share funding for land improvements on private property that help improve the environment.

A half-day workshop for horse owners titled Healthy Horses-Healthy Land is being held Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Aptos Academy on Bonita Drive in Aptos. There is no charge for the workshop but pleases RSVP. Light snacks will be provided.

Topics are both lecture and hands-on and include:

  • land management with horses
  • conquering pasture weeds
  • poisonous plant ID
  • manure composting made easy
  • how to install rain barrels
  • understanding your soil
  • chore efficiency, safety, & aesthetics
  • tour of horse facility

Participants will learn about how to make improvements on their properties and be able to network and share with other horse owners their own best practices.

To register or for more information please RSVP to Angie Gruys through any of the following:

      ph: 831.464.2950 ext 22



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August 18th, 2012
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Aptos Academy, Aptos
1940 Bonito Dive

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