Archive for May, 2014

Upcoming Events and Classes

Here is a list of the upcoming events on the docket!

5/17  I’ll be on the WGN News at 9pm along with Oak Park chicken-keeper, Margot McMahon. The piece may rerun on the morning, midday, or 5PM News the next day. 

5/24   Oak Park Conservatory: chicken keeping class:

5/31   Oak Park Conservatory: chicken health class:

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

7/26   Deerfield: chicken keeping class

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

9/20-21 Windy City Coop Tour

May 4: International Respect for Chickens Day

Today, May 4, honors the humble fowl whose meat and eggs feed so much of the world’s population.

I hope you had a chance to stop and think about all that chickens have contributed to civilization.

For more information on International Respect for Chickens Day, click here. 

And May the Fourth be with you.

Michigan Deals a Blow to Small-Scale Farmers

It’s hard to believe a basic right such as the ability to grow you own food and choose what you eat would be taken away by the government, but that’s apparently what has happened in Michigan.

Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week thanks to a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Where are we headed next?