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Garden for the Environment: Urban Chickens
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $25
There is a huge movement to keep small farm animals in backyards across the nation. By keeping chickens or ducks you can increase the health of your garden and produce even more of your own food. In this workshop, we’ll walk you through the steps to setting up your flock, review different coop designs, and give an overview of chicken husbandry so you can keep your birds healthy. You will even have the opportunity to hug our expert instructors’ very own backyard chickens!
INSTRUCTORS: Jamie Chan & Blas Herrera
Jamie & Blas are natives of San Francisco. Growing up among concrete and row houses only fueled their love of the outdoors. Now they tend a small homestead in San Francisco with their two little girls, complete with honey bees, chickens, greenhouse, mini orchard and vegetables. Blas has a degree in environmental studies and a certificate in sustainable design from the Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco. He is passionate about reuse and envisioning a garden as a closed system. Jamie has a masters in science from SF State University and is a certified UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener. She loves the science behind gardening and sharing it in an accessible way to everyone! In the gardening world you can often find them volunteering at their local community greenspace Sisterhood Gardens, posting #veggieporn on instagram and running their landscape/educational company Fog City Gardener.