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BACKYARD CHICKENS 101

  • 980 Old Briarcliff Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30306 United States

We’ve joined forces with The Homestead Atlanta and The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our crash course in keeping backyard chickens! This class will cover legislation, coop design, breed selection, care and feeding. You will also receive a resource list of local chicken groups, vets, chick and feed sources. Anne-Marie keeps an urban backyard flock in Decatur, GA. She is Chair of the Atlanta Urban Coop Tour, and enjoys spreading the word about sustainable gardening and urban farming. The last 30 min of the class is Q&A. Bonus: get to meet and handle one of Anne-Marie’s feathered friends!

About the Instructor:
Anne-Marie Anderson is a firm believer in fresh air, urban farming and the power of Mother Nature. Her Decatur-based business, The Celtic Gardener, promotes responsible stewardship of the earth’s precious resources through sustainable landscaping practices such as rainwater harvesting, composting and the use of Southern natives and heirloom plants that actually like it here.  She specializes in edible landscaping and urban animal husbandry, particularly chickens and bees. Anne-Marie is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, England. She has lived in Atlanta for 15 years, growing to know and love our climate and native vegetation as a Master Gardener and Georgia Certified Landscape Professional. She teaches Chickens are Easy and Kids in the Coop at the Wylde Center, and is Chair of the 2012 Urban Coop Tour. She is also a Certified Beekeeper.

Price: $40 members/ $50 non-members

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