Posts Tagged ‘raise’

20 October, 2012: Home to Roost Teaches Chicken-Keeping Class at Botanic Garden


 

Raising Backyard Chickens

Sat., October 20,  10:30 – noon
$27 nonmember; members receive 20% discount

Back by popular demand, this class is designed for curious people who are considering raising backyard chickens, as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more! Come learn how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy!
Register online now at The Chicago Botanic Garden’s web site.

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20 June, 2012: Chicken Presentation at the Riverside Public Library


Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting was hatched upon finding that people in urban and suburban areas are flocking to chicken raising. Why is this trend catching on? One of the main reasons is eggs. Come to this presentation to learn more about the other reasons behind this segment of the urban agriculture movement.

Wednesday:  June 20, 2012

at 7:00 p.m.

in the Great Room of the Riverside Public Library

For more information contact:

Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside, IL 60546, 708-442-6366, www.riversidelibrary.org or  www.olmstedsociety.org.

Download the pdf flier here!

March 24, 2012: Backyard Chicken Basics Workshop with Home to Roost


It’s that time again!

Come join Angelic Organics Learning Center and Home to Roost for a class on raising chickens!

Basic Backyard Chicken Care

March 24, 2012 10:00am – 1:00pm
chicken

Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard?

YES!

Please join us for a workshop on best practices for Basic Backyard Chicken Care in Chicago and surrounding communities.

Raising chickens as pets and for eggs is LEGAL in Chicago – and part of our growing local food and urban agriculture scene.

Keep yourself, your chickens, AND your neighbors happy – from daily needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations.

Our instructor is the informative and engaging Jen Murtoff of Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting.

You will leave the workshop with the knowledge, recommendations, and resources you need for your own home flock – and you’ll make connections with other chicken enthusiasts in Chicago.

Actual costs of workshops are close to double our workshop fees. If you are able, please consider making an additional donation to help cover the full cost of your workshop.

Price: $35.00
Location: (Likely) Christy Webber Landscaping/Rancho Verde
445 N Sacramento (turn into road and go east)
Chicago, IL
Enter from Sacramento (445 N) and follow the road east until it doubles back on itself. Park curbside and come on in.

For more information and to register, go to the Angelic Organics Learning Center site page.

November 5, 2011: Backyard Chicken Basics Workshop with Home to Roost


Basic Backyard Chicken Care

November 5, 2011 10:00am
LS chicken

Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard?

YES!

Please join Home to Roost and Angelic Organics Learning Center for a workshop on best practices for Basic Backyard Chicken Care in Chicago and surrounding communities.

Raising chickens as pets and for eggs is LEGAL in Chicago – and part of our growing local food and urban agriculture scene.

This compreHENsive class will teach you how to keep you, your chickens, & your neighbors happy – from daily needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations.

You will leave the workshop with the knowledge, recommendations, and resources you need for your own home flock – and you’ll make connections with other chicken enthusiasts in Chicago.

For more information about the Learning Center’s registration & refund policies – click here. If the workshop fee presents a barrier to your participation, please inquire about limited work-exchange scholarships.Actual costs of workshops are close to double our workshop fees. If you are able, please consider making an additional donation to help cover the full cost of your workshop.

Price: $35.00
Location:
Angelic Organics Learning Center’s Chicago Office
6400 S Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
First Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Register online on the Angelic Organics site.

Atlantic Cities Article Introduces the Urban Chicken Consultant


Atlantic Cities contributor Emily Badger wrote this delightful account of my chicken consulting saga!
Enjoy meeting the urban chicken consultant!

Home to Roost on Keeping Chickens – on YouTube


Learn more about why people in cities across the U.S. are raising chickens! Check out my YouTube post!

This video was created by Mary Horan, a film student at Chicago’s Columbia College! A huge thanks to you, Mary!

It was a lot of fun to be part of this video-making process! Mary approached me a few months ago and asked if she could follow me for a film class. I said sure!

April 10, 2011: Chicken-Keeping Class


Join Home to Roost at the Animal Care League in Oak Park for a class on basic chicken keeping.We’ll meet some chickens and talk about how to keep them healthy. This class will help you get started with chickens and provide resources for caring for them.

Register today for the Chicken Keeping Class, April 10, 2011, 3 PM to 5 PM at the Animal Care League, 1013 S. Garfield, Oak Park.

Cost: $20 per person. 20% of proceeds goes to to the Animal Care League.

Space is limited, so register by leaving us a comment or give us a call at 708-524-5038.

*Childcare care will not be available for this event.