Small Farms Classes and Events

Program Contact: Pat Munts
(509) 477-2173 •

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Spokane County Extension at 222 N Havana Spokane WA 99202; (509) 477-2048 at least two weeks prior to the beginning any educational class or series.


Hands on Goat Practicum

June 3 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

| $15

Attend our Hands On Practicum Saturday, June 3rd!  We will be tattooing kids and a few adult does, administering vaccines (learn to give shots) and drawing blood for routine testing.



Bonus Class: Goat Milking (Same date and place)

Time 8am-10am

Additional Cost: $7/per person

Also Available:  Goats and Sheep may be brought to the workshop for the blood draw at an additional $10/animal. We will provide the needles and blood draw tubes and help you with the paperwork In the name of good herd health, all untested animals brought to KnH Ranch must remain in your trailer, truck, crate, etc. only taking them out for the blood draw.

Questions: contact Janice Swagerty, event organizer, at 325-6455.

This workshop is part of WSU Spokane County Extension’s new Advanced Goat Care and Management class series.  We will be offering several workshops throughout the year for  people who want to learn more about goat keeping.


Permaculture Design Certification Course

August 6-19, 2017

This two-week Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course offers a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications & design practices and meets the international standard as the 72+ hour foundation course for Permaculture practitioners.

You will have many opportunities to put theory into practice by doing hands-on, creative activities at CHI Farms in Cheney Washington. Permaculture principles include vegetable gardening, animal husbandry, water capture & retention, etc. We will do a site analysis and create designs for the farm. Special guests will share their expertise as well.

Registration will come online soon.


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