May 11, 1998


Spring Small Farm Fair

  Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a Spring Small Farm Fair May 16th at the Wagner Community Club in Monroe. Scheduled talks and demonstrations include: types of lime and tips for application on pastures, different types of grass seed and mixes for a healthy NW pasture, where to find the best horse trails and how to protect timber and fish resources. There will be two featured speakers. Professor Richard Gradwohl from the International Miniature Cattle Center will present the advantages of owning miniature beef cattle for the small-scale farm. He will also be bringing Amy and Ariel, two Kentshire Minis, a breed that he developed. Also on hand will be Jim Jensen, from the Yelm Earthworm and Casting Farm. He will be discussing the increasing popularity of vermi-composting, or worm composting, for farms of all sizes.
   There is a $5 cost per person or family and pre-registration is required. Call Snohomish Conservation District at 425-335-5634, ext. 108 or 109 to register and receive a map and agenda.