Posts Tagged ‘class’

21 June, 2012: Home to Roost Chicken-Keeping Class


Home to Roost has partnered with Dabble to offer a chicken-keeping class in Lincoln Park at Topics on Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 PM. You can sign up on the Dabble site. 

You say you’ve always thought about raising your own coop of chickens. But the laws concerning such things are too complicated and you don’t know where to begin, so you’ve never really given it a try.

We say, bock bock. What are you … chicken?

Keeping a city coop of chickens is legal in Chicago, and lots of do-it-yourselfers are already adding feathered friends to the backyard. This Dabble class is designed for folks who are considering getting chickens, or who just want to know why this urban trend is growing … as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more. It’s also a good way to introduce city officials to best practices of urban chicken farming. Come learn how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy!

Prepare to leave armed with information about raising a happy, healthy bunch of chicks and be well on your way to reaping the reward of freshly laid eggs!

Incubation: A Word from Martha Boyd (Angelic Organics Learning Center)


For those teachers out there who are weighing the pros and cons of an embryology unit, here is a thoughtful post on incubation.

Also check out my post about how I got started with chickens. An embryology project kicked off my love of chickens, and we did the “window on a chick” thing – cutting an opening in the eggshell to see it develop. This chick died, which made me very sad. If you choose to go the hatching route, you can see the blood vessel networking forming, the heart beating, and the chick developing with effective candling! No need for egg windows!

Home to Roost Mentioned in Chicago Life Magazine


Home to Roost will be teaching a chicken-keeping class at the Chicago Botanic Garden this spring and was mentioned in Chicago Life magazine as part of a more utilitarian trend in use of backyard space.

Something to Crow About: Home to Roost 2012 Spring Events


Here is the current Home to Roost schedule! I’ll post more details as they become available.

3/17
Home to Roost as keynote speaker at Openfields Conference in Rockford

3/24

Home to Roost leads Backyard Chicken Basics class

3/27

Chicken-keeping class at Green Home Experts, Oak Park

4/14

Home to Roost at Green Metropolis with Backyard Chicken Run supply delivery service

4/21
Home to Roost at Oak Park’s Earthfest

4/28

Home to Roost teaches chicken-keeping class at Chicago Botanic Garden

If you’re interested in having a chicken consultant speak at your event, give us a call!

28 April, 2012: Home to Roost Teaches Chicken Class at Chicago Botanic Garden


Home to Roost will teach a backyard chicken-keeping class at the  Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, April 28,  from 1 – 2:30 p.m.in the Garden View Room. For more information, and to register, click 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.

Oct. 1: Chicken-Keeping Class at Chicago Green Tech U


Home to Roost will be tag-team teaching a chicken-keeping class at Green Tech U with Chicago chicken owner Kristen DeLap!

TITLE: Backyard Chickens
DATE: 10/1/2011
TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
SPEAKER: Jennifer Murtoff and Kristen DeLap

Want to know what to do with backyard chickens during Chicago winters? What to feed them? Where to get them? Come get your questions answered about raising micro-flocks of chickens within Chicago city limits.

Advance registration is required for all Green Tech U seminars. You may register by calling (312) 746-9642, or send an email with your desired class and contact information to greentech@cityofchicago.org with “Green Tech U” as the
subject line.

Download info on all Green Tech U classes on this page.

 

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
http://www.growinghomeinc.org/home/fall-canning-workshop-this-sunday.html

Chicken-Keeping Class 9/24/2011 at Elgin Community College


Home to Roost will be leading a chicken-keeping class at Elgin Community College on Sept. 24. Information from the course catalog is listed below. Call 847-622-3036 to register.

CEs 111 Raising Chickens in a Suburban Setting
Jennifer Murtoff is a farmer’s granddaughter who raised her own fowl in Pennsylvania. Today, she is a consultant for urban and suburban flocks in Chicagoland. She leads workshops on backyard chickens and gives presentations for groups and schools interested in raising their own flocks. The trend to provide your own nutritious food has led many communities to change ordinances concerning backyard fowl. Come and learn the basics about local laws, coop construction, health issues plus chick and adult chicken care. Jennifer provides concise information that can help you decide if raising backyard chickens in a suburban setting is for you.
300 80725 SA  10AM-12PM  9/24  ATC-235  Murtoff  $35