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|Bakers Alley: Raising Hens and Ducks in the City|
|Date||Sunday May 29|
|Time||11:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
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|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.|
|Organizer/Author||Ecology Center of San Francisco|
|info @ eco-sf.org|
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!