Sustainable Ag Camp at Triton College


Urban Ag Camp   July 14-17th 9am-3pm

  • Visit Chicago’s best urban farms
  • Meet leaders in the local food movement
  • Learn about jobs in the emerging green economy

Sponsored by Triton College’s new Sustainable Agriculture Technology program, this experiential 4-day summer camp is designed to provide high school students with a hands-on perspective of our local food system.  Participants will learn about opportunities in the emerging green economy through site visits to urban farms, conversations with innovative entrepreneurs, and tastings at local restaurants.  The way that we think about food and farming is being turned up-side-down.  Register now to learn more!

Taught by Nathan Wright (Triton College) and Cheryl Munoz (The Sugar Beet Coop).  Camp materials to be provided.  24hrs of class time.

COST:  Free

REGISTRATION:  Contact Triton College’s Continuing Education Department, (708) 456-0300 x 3500 and register for CMP C50 101 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Camp.  Registration is limited to 20 students, 14 to 18 years old.

FOR QUESTIONS (or to be added to our waiting list):  Contact Nathan Wright, Faculty Membernathanwright@triton.edu or (708) 456-0300 x 3073.

Home to Roost Involved in Prize-Winning Community Design


My work with Heartland Housing involved designing and installing a chicken coop for a hotel that was converted into affordable housing units. It was a fun and challenging project, and included working with the architects’ ideas of aesthetics and the hens’ need to be chickens!

The end result earned the architectural firm, Landon Bone Baker (LBBA), a first-place Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design! Congrats to LBBA and Heartland for all the hard work on this project. It was a delight to be part of the process! 

 

 

Upcoming Events and Classes


5/24   Oak Park Conservatory: chicken keeping class: To register, call the Registration office at 708-725-2031

5/31   Oak Park Conservatory: chicken health class: To register, call the Registration office at 708-725-2031

6/21   Homewood: chicken keeping and coop building classes

6/23   Lemont: chicken keeping class

6/28   Toyota Park: Cook County 4-H Fair judge

7/21   Northlake: chicken keeping class: to Register call (708) 562-2301, ask for Adult Services.

7/26   Deerfield: chicken keeping class

7/??   Location TBD:Chicken health class with Angelic Organics Learning Center

9/20-21 Windy City Coop Tour

 

Need personal assistance? Check out my services page for information on housecalls and other personalized services.

Thinking about chickens? Nine things to consider


Here is a link to a previous post on what to consider before getting chickens. If you’re considering chicken ownership, think through these points before getting chicks!

WGN covers Home to Roost


Here’s the piece from WGN! A fun piece: Chickens in the City: Urban coops growing in popularity

Thanks to producer Pam Grimes and the WGN team for the coverage.

Interested in keeping chickens? Check out my upcoming events and classes.

 

UPDATE: WGN Piece to Air on Thurs., May 15, 9 PM


Note that the WGN piece will run Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 9 PM, not May 17, as originally reported.

Vet Panel on Avian Health 5/17


The Avicultural Society of Chicago is hosting a vet panel on avian health, including top-notch avian vets in the area. It will prove to be an educational day! For more information, click here. 

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