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Living On the Land class registration open - The Reflector

September 9, 2015
HAZEL DELL Registration for WSU Clark County Extensions Small Acreage Programs 12-week class series, Living On the Land Stewardship for Small Acreages, is now open.

Sponsored by WSU Clark County Extension and Clark County Environmental Services Clean Water Program, this course prepares participants with the knowledge necessary to develop a sustainable property management plan.

The class will take place on Thursdays, Sept. 3 through Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Living On the Land participants learn about important topics pertaining to soil, water, plants and animals that guide sound stewardship decisions for small acreage management. Topics are presented by local and regional experts and include pasture management, controlling weeds, wildlife, soil health, well and septic maintenance, and many more.

Graduates of this training come away with knowledge about how different aspects of their property interact, practices that enhance natural resources, and helpful strategies for improving their property by taking a whole farm approach. In addition they create a workable property plan for their goals within the stewardship framework learned in class.

Eric Lambert, program coordinator, said There are many new small acreage landowners in Clark County and a lot of folks who just want to improve their current property. The Small Acreage Program provides them with simple, practical ideas on how to best manage their property for themselves, their animals, and the environment.

Doug Stienbarger, director of WSU Clark County Extension, added This course covers important issues landowners need to address to achieve their goals. Living On the Land teaches management practices that help landowners save time and money, improve property value, and protect natural resources.

The class is also recommended by Don Benton, director Clark County Environmental Services, a sponsor of the Small Acreage Program

This educational program provides the best available in our county for small acreage residents to learn stewardship practices, and I highly recommend it. Benton said.

Registration is $35 per farm or family and class size is limited; deadline for registration is Fri., Aug. 28. Call or email Eric Lambert at (360) 397-6060, ext. 5729 or to register, or for more information about WSU Clark County Extensions Small Acreage Program.

WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Clark County Extension at (360) 397-6060 ext. 0 at least two weeksprior to the event.

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