Free Events & Workshops

Pierce Conservation District offers numerous workshops throughout the year on wide ranging topics that can help improve your property and impact conservation efforts throughout Pierce County. You can browse some of our workshops by category below or visit our general calendar to see a full list of upcoming events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Group Workshops
If you or your group or business would like to request a workshop, your Pierce Conservation District technicians are here to help with several great topics up our sleeves. From buffers to electric fencing to fertilizer applications to manure, mud, pasture management and more. Workshops are a great way to generate interest and conversation and get people to come through your business’ door

  1. Farm Workshops
  2. Water Quality Workshops
  3. Harvest Pierce County Workshops
  4. Habitat Improvement Workshops
  1. September 7

    Flexible Farming: Adapting to a Changing Climate
    With the help of Thurston CD and the Rural Energy Development for WA Program, Urban Futures Farm is implementing solutions to increase their resilience to a changing climate. Come learn about climate-smart farming practices and funding opportunities including solar panel installation, energy efficiency practices, integrative pest management, and cover cropping.
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  2. September 8

    Poultry Processing – Hands On!
    Current Washington State Department of Agriculture regulations allow farmers with fewer than 1,000 birds to process and sell them directly to customers. If you have been thinking about raising birds for consumption but were hesitant to jump in due to lack of processing experience, this hands-on, how-to workshop is the class for you!
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  3. September 12

    Mud & Manure Management
    Yes, fall & winter rains are coming! Join Pierce Conservation District to learn the details of good mud and manure management. Start now to prepare your farm for the rainy weather — make your management good for your livestock, good for the environment, and good for you!
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