Chickens in the Home Garden

Cluck, cluck!  Have you ever thought about keeping chickens?  Chickens are part of a sustainable lifestyle and they can be integrated into your backyard.  On Wednesday evening, January 30, the Center for Urban Horticulture will have a class on keeping chickens in the home garden.  The CUH is at 3501 NE 41st Street in Laurelhurst.  The CUH has plenty of parking and is level-entry into the McVay Courtyard and the classroom.  The class will be from 7 to 9 PM with instructor Jessica Bloom of NW EcoLogical Landscapes.  Early registration (before January 23) is $35.  You can register on-line or by phone:  call 206-685-8033.

McVay Courtyard at the Center for Urban Horticulture

Believe it or not, chickens can be trained like other pets.  Not only are they egg-producing but they and the garden will benefit one another.  At the class on January 30th you will learn how to design habitat, including the Top Ten must-have plants that you and your chickens will enjoy.  Chicken-raising myths and best breeds will be among the topics covered at the class.  You can fall in love with chickens and with gardening at the same time!

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