Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Home Canning Workshop in Chicago, Sept. 25, 2011

Need to know what to do with all those tomatoes from your garden or the farmer’s market?

Learn to safely can tomato salsa in a boiling water canner and tomato sauce in a pressure canner this Sunday at Growing Home’s Su Casa Market Garden.

September 25, 2:00-4:00pm, RSVP required
5045 S. Laflin, Chicago
A $10 suggested donation covers cost of supplies.
Instructions will be provided in English and Spanish.
Space is limited to 15 guests.

For more information, please see

Free Coffee Chaff Available

Metropolis Coffee Company has FREE coffee chaff available for bedding.

Coffee chaff is a by-product of the roasting process. Metropolis packages the chaff in 55-gallon trash bags. It is light enough to be easily carried. If anyone is interested in picking some up, please send an email or call.

Metropolis Coffee Co.
5545 N. Clark St.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
Hours of Operation: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday

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!