Front Porch: Tour Stanwood farm for tips

  • Sun May 11th, 2014 8:05pm
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Farm tour

Snohomish Conservation District will lead a tour at a Stanwood area farm with three horses and two donkeys on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour is free and will cover just about every example of the best management practices that will keep your horse’s hooves healthy, your manure pile manageable and your pastures green.

The landowner has worked with the Conservation District to install compost bins, confinement areas and fences to revive pastures and restore a pond.

The tour is an opportunity to get ideas for your own summer projects.

Register online at

Fall-prevention for seniors: Granite Falls Fire District 17 will host a pancake breakfast at GenCare Granite Falls at The Village on Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in coordination with the Falls Prevention Coalition of Snohomish County.

There will be a fall-prevention presentation during breakfast, as well as instruction in simple exercises to help older adults build and maintain muscle strength and balance. This event is free to all seniors.

GenCare is at 302 N. Alder Ave. in Granite Falls.

If you’d like more information about preventing falls, contact Fire District 17 at 360-691-5553 or go to the Falls Prevention Coalition website at