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ECO-SF's Bakers Alley: Urban Livestock - Hens, Ducks, and Goats

Sunday, May 27, 2012
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
555 Portola Drive @ O'Shaunnessey
Location Details:
Next to the athletic field at the School of the Arts and the Academy of Arts and Sciences 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. Limited parking is available further down driveway at loading dock, just keep driveway clear and please do not park on the grass. We'll be on the farm the behind the bleachers across the field. See ya there!

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 unmistakable 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. Maybe you've got a little more room in your yard and a hankering for fresh, wholesome milk or cheese? Consider taking on a new kid - a Nigerian dwarf goat kid that is. Come learn about the difference between raising hens vs ducks as well as goats, including 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 oven fired pizza, and other nutritious, delicious food - and Solar Power Grooves ~

2pm - Heidi Kooy will join us for an engaging discussion of her backyard dairy and fertilizer operation with the help of one of her urban goats!

Late Afternoon-more work and hangin out, conversatin, eatin and bein merry!

As always, the ovens will be blazing and we'll provide the dough so bring some pizza toppings, or some other local, seasonal fare to share and compare at our ultra-local potluck.
Also check out the farm and see appropriate technology demos like solar ovens and dehydrators (if it's sunny), rocket stove, compost toilet, pedal power, earthen structures and of course the cob oven!

Bring your own utensils if you got em, and musical instruments, parlor tricks and special talents are always welcome too
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 23, 2012 8:24AM
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