Posts Tagged ‘local food’

4 Nov., 2012: Home to Roost speaks at Bioneers conference

I’ll be at the Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at UIC, 750 S. Halsted in Chicago, on Sunday, 11/4. For details on the event, go to the Bioneers Chicago website. 

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Charm of Chickens: Reasons for Raising Backyard Birds
Jennifer Murtoff

A fun, interactive look at why people in the city are raising chickens. Jennifer will engage the audience with Q&A about their opinions/ideas about raising chickens, especially in the areas of gardening and composting. Meet some of her hens and experience the difference between backyard vs. battery eggs!

Jennifer MurtoffHome to RoostThe MidWest’s only chicken consultant, Jennifer Murtoff provides compassionate, homespun consulting and emergency care for backyard chickens in the Chicagoland area. She offers information and resources on chicken care and leads workshops and classes on backyard chickens.


17 March, 2012: Join Home to Roost at the Rockford Openfields Local Foods Conference

The Openfields Local Foods Conference is designed to help interested community members gain knowledge and develop a greater understanding of local foods, from the farm to the table.

This year’s conference is geared towards individuals interested in learning more about growing their own food and/or growing food for the local foods market.

Event Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Event Location: Atwood Center, 2685 New Milford School Rd, Rockford, IL

Event Fee: $20 per person ~ $25 at the door

Registration fee includes keynote presentation, Backyard Chickens by Jennifer Murtoff of Home to Roost Services, one session each on beekeeping, gourmet mushrooms and fruit production, handout materials, and a delicious lunch featuring local foods.

To register, go to