Hi, Oak Park readers,
Please keep an eye out for a chicken:
Our chicken got out and we have not seen our Red Jewels since 4/17, Thursday noon. We live around 1100 South block of Grove Ave. Thank you!
If you see her, message me, and I”ll connect you to the owners.
On April 13, 2014 the Homewood Village Board decided to draft an ordinance to allow chicken keeping.
Home to Roost will be supporting the Homewood chicken keepers with classes. Watch the blog for more info.
Purina released a recall on poultry feeds distributed in the Pacific Northwest.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 16, 2014 – The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington.
Allstate Insurance recently covered Chicago’s urban chicken trend! Check out the article for a great infographic on regulations for local municipalities.
Interested in taking a class with Home to Roost? Here are my upcoming events. Not able to attend? Contact me for an in-home session.
Class on keeping your birds healthy, as well as advice on what to do in various scenarios.
I’ll also be offering a chicken health class in July with Angelic Organics Learning Center; date TBD.
June 29 – July 2, 2014
The theme of this conference is “restoring our available urban land and optimizing local resources, while protecting environmental and human health and enhancing socio-cultural dialogue.” The conference will focus on three themes: (i) Urban Gardening, (ii) Green Infrastructures, and (iii) Greening Brownfields. This conference is for anyone working with planning, designing, constructing, and/or maintaining urban infrastructures and outdoor areas, including engineers, landscape architects, designers, biosolids management leaders, contractors/consultants, developers, builders, city planners, arborists, foresters, urban gardeners, researchers, and educators.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 160 E Huron St., Chicago, Illinois 60661
Early registration ends April 15
For more information and to links to registration, click here.
Agenda: Soil in the City 2014 Program with Tour Description