March 12, 2012

March Classes and Events

Events around the Portland Metro this month:

March 13th 
InFARMation (and Beer!)  at Holocene
Topic: Chickens in the City, Chickens in the State
"Our panelists this month will cover keeping chickens in the city, and also discuss the larger picture of poultry in Oregon. Have you noticed how hard it is to find pastured poultry to buy, especially at grocery stores and restaurants? Most Portlanders at least have a neighbor with chickens, so why isn’t pastured chicken abundantly available? Our speakers this month includes Joe and Karen Schueller, ranchers from Rainshadow El Rancho and co-founders and operators of Scio Poultry Processing, Heather Havens, general manager of Concentrates, Inc, and Karen Wolfgang, owner and project coordinator for Independence Gardens."
Cost: Free

March 31st

Intro to Backyard Chicken Keeping at Zenger Farm
10am - Noon
"This workshop will cover the basics of backyard chicken keeping, from raising chicks, shelter, and feed, to municipal regulations and which chicken breed is right for you. The workshop will include a slide show in the farmhouse, a tour of the Zenger Farm hens and their mobile coop, and plenty of time to get all your questions answered. Children are welcome to come along."
Cost: $10-$25 sliding scale, donation to Zenger Farm

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