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Bakers Alley: Raising Hens and Ducks in the City
Date Sunday May 29
Time 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
The School Farm is next to the athletic field at the School of the Arts and the Academy of Arts and Sciences high schools in San Francisco, at 555 Portola Dr. San Francisco. Enter campus via O'Shaughnessy Blvd @ Portola. Close to 36, 44, 48, and 52 Muni lines. From the parking area on O'Shaughnessy, walk down the hill to the right towards the athletic field.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorEcology Center of San Francisco
Emailinfo @
Phone(415) 846-8164
Bakers Alley is a free, monthly, outdoor community gathering hosted by ECOSF and located at the School Farm that combines a community pot luck and wood fired pizza making in an earth oven with hands-on workshops in sustainable living and urban homesteading skills.

Trying to save money, reduce your food miles, and be more connected to your foodshed? Consider raising an Araucana hen with their easter egg like blue eggs, or an Indian Runner duck with their unmistakeable wine bottle shape. Both breeds, and many others, lay over 200 eggs per year and can provide pest control, helpful cultivation, and a wonderful fertilizer or compost addition. Come learn about the difference between raising hens vs ducks, city ordinances, general care, space requirements, feeding, health, and more.


11am-Fire up oven, morning refreshments courtesy of Arizmendi Bakery, and general farm work

12pm-Interactive discussion of raising hens and ducks in an urban area, with live examples of animals and coops, including everything you need to know to get started and local resources

1pm - Break for potluck lunch and nutritious examples of cooking with fresh hen and duck eggs, and pizza, and other nutritious, delicious food

2pm - Discussion of other benefits of raising hens and ducks, ethical questions, and Q&A on raising eggs for market

Late Afternoon-more work and hangin out, conversatin, eatin and bein merry!
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 18th, 2011 7:06 AM
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