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URBAN FARM CLASS: CHICKENS
Date Sunday July 26
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
BioFuel Oasis, 1441 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
Event Type Other
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NEW URBAN FARMING CLASSES
Chicken Class

Almost everyone buys eggs, and almost anyone with a small backyard can keep a few chickens. They are relatively quiet (especially when compared to say, a yippy dog), they create a wonderful nitrogen source for your garden (their composted poo), and their feed can be supplemented with supermarket scraps and weeds. Most hens lay an egg every day or two, so their fresh eggs will be a source of delight and culinary ecstasy. Chickens also teach city people about our connection to the natural world because their happiness—and yours—depends on your ability to gauge their needs and act on your observations.
In this class, we’ll empower people to make the leap into chicken ownership. We’ll go over chicken requirements, setting up coops, building nesting boxes, raising chicks, increasing egg production, legality issues, anatomy, troubleshooting, best breeds for the city, and nutrition. Featuring snacks made from backyard eggs.
Instructor: Novella Carpenter, a chicken farmer since 1998, biodeva since 2005, and author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer.

Cost: $25
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Jul 9th, 2009 11:04 AM
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