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Public Programs in Chicago

 

 

Our public workshops in Chicago offer inspiring ideas and hands-on skills for city residents.

Our program options in Chicago will be limited in 2014 primarily to chicken keeping classes.

 

Basic Backyard Chicken Care

Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard? YES! Raising chickens as pets and for eggs is LEGAL in Chicago - and part of our growing local food and urban agriculture scene. Chicken care experts share tips on how to keep both your chickens and your neighbors happy - from basic needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations.

 

Urban Livestock Expo

This annual event offers the chance to network with new and experienced urban livestock keepers and learn about raising chickens/poultry, bees, goats, and rabbits in the city. The Expo's focus is raising animals responsibly in backyards, with representatives of many urban livestock groups, projects, and businesses on hand to tell visitors about opportunities for learning, visits, apprenticeships, sources of supplies, networking, and more.

offers the chance to network with new and experienced urban livestock keepers and learn about raising chickens/poultry, bees, goats, and rabbits in the city. The Expo's focus is raising animals responsibly in backyards, with representatives of many urban livestock groups, projects, and businesses on hand to tell visitors about opportunities for learning, visits, apprenticeships, sources of supplies, networking, and more.
- See more at: http://learngrowconnect.org/blog/urban-livestock-expo-gathers-city-critt...
offers the chance to network with new and experienced urban livestock keepers and learn about raising chickens/poultry, bees, goats, and rabbits in the city. The Expo's focus is raising animals responsibly in backyards, with representatives of many urban livestock groups, projects, and businesses on hand to tell visitors about opportunities for learning, visits, apprenticeships, sources of supplies, networking, and more.
- See more at: http://learngrowconnect.org/blog/urban-livestock-expo-gathers-city-critt...

 

Urban Chicken Health Care

Developed and taught by Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consultant Jen Murtoff, this workshop will cover prevention, basic troubleshooting, and care for common chicken health issues and injuries.  This workshop is for backyard chicken keepers who are already experienced in basic care, and who want to advance their knowledge and skills.  Will be offered in summer 2014. 

 

 

Additional agricultural skills workshops are available at our rural farm location and through Advocates for Urban Agriculture in Chicago.

Click here for complete registration information for Learning Center programs.

To learn more about the programs listed above, contact us at chicago@learngrowconnect.org.