Archive for April 29th, 2015

Karl the Guinea Fowl Gets His Very Own Folk Song


A Guinea fowl showed up in Evanston, IL, in May 2014. The bird was initially in poor health, and to the delight of the neighbors, regained his strength. He became something of a neighborhood pet. As winter neared, the neighbors decided to capture the bird and rehome him on a farm in central Illinois. Folksong writer Kristin Lems produced a tribute for Karl. Read more about Karl and his special song!

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Chicago Tonight Covers Urban Agriculture


Chicago Tonight covered urban ag in this fun piece. They focused on goats and touched on bees and (of course!) chickens!

REMINDER! Chicken Health Class This Saturday!


Come learn about keeping your hens healthy and how to help them in an emergency! We’ll cover common issues that urban chicken keepers face, as well as prevention strategies.

Sat., May 2, 10 AM-12 PM at Garfield Park Conservatory, http://www.garfieldconservatory.org