The event is at the Good Food Festival, Sat March 18, at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL).
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Ever considered how to keep bees, goats, chickens, ducks or quails in your backyard? Join AUA’s winter gathering for free, fun workshops on daily care, ideal breeds, how to troubleshoot common problems, and professionals’ tips for being a good neighbor with animals in the city!
All levels of expertise and interest welcome, from the experienced to the curious! In addition to these great workshops, students will guide us on behind-the-scenes tours of their livestock barn and aquaponics center!
Area urban livestock groups and businesses will also staff resource tables with information on further learning opportunities, support networks, sources of supplies and equipment, and more.
To power all that learning, we’ll have tasty local food and beverage vendors with us as well! Don’t miss this fun opportunity to expand your knowledge, connect with other practitioners, and get close to a goat. Spread the word to your networks, send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and see you then!
**Unfortunately, Home to Roost will not able to attend this year due to chicken-keeping classes at the Morton Arboretum.
Join chicken owners and chicken enthusiasts from across the city of Chicago on the annual Windy City Coop Tour, Sept. 17-18, 10 AM to 2 PM. You’ll be able to tour urban backyards, see coops, poultry, gardens, beehives, and other “green” living elements!
- Please respect the privacy of our Tour Hosts & Flocks by visiting ONLY on the day they are hosting Visitors, between 10AM & 2PM.
- Visit Hosts’ yards and coops, ask questions, and take photos.
- It’s a self-guided Tour — no need to pre-register. You can see as many as you want and have time for.
- Children supervised by adults are welcome on the Tour.
- DO NOT BRING DOGS or other pets.
- If a yard is full, you may be asked to wait momentarily until current Visitors exit.
- To prevent spread of communicable chicken diseases, Hosts may direct Visitors to decontaminate their shoes at the entrance.
- Stay within the boundaries that Hosts designate for Visitors.
- Restrooms, drinking water, and snacks are NOT provided on the Tour — plan accordingly and bring what you need with you.
- Street parking may be scarce. Consider taking public transit and/or riding a bike on the Tour!
A few notes on sites
- Again, PLEASE go to sites only if they are hosting on the day/s you want to visit!
- Four coop locations (BLUE) are open for Visitors both Sat & Sun.
- Eleven are open Saturday ONLY (RED).
- Seven are open Sunday ONLY (GOLD).
- Hosts of this year’s Tour live in 19 of Chicago’s 50 Wards: 1, 2, 12, 19, 20 (2), 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 36 (2), 40, 41, 43, 45 (2), 47, 48, 49, and 50!
Home to Roost looks forward to joining the coop tour again next year but remains a proud sponsor! Catch me at Garfield Park Conservatory’s Harvest Days.
Chicago Tonight covered urban ag in this fun piece. They focused on goats and touched on bees and (of course!) chickens!
Join us for the 11th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference!
March 19 – 21, 2015 – UIC Forum – Chicago, IL
Buy Tickets for Good Food Festival & Conference Events Online – or You Can Also Pay At The Door!
Check out the Saturday programming for Raise Your Own minisessions on chickens, goats, bees, quail, and more!
Each segment of the Good Food Festival & Conference would make a superb stand-alone event. FamilyFarmed brings it all – financing… trade… producer issues… school food… food policy… an exhibit hall where you can meet more than 100 farm and food vendors… an awesome food and drink tasting event… and a Festival that is a great public celebration of the Good Food movement!
Please join us. You’ll be enlightened, inspired, and delighted! Visit the event website for more information and to buy tickets.
Just for fun, here are the pictures from the house I was stationed at on this year’s coop tour! Goats, chickens, ducks, quail–all in the city limits.