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Introduction to Backyard Chickens

Urban Kitchen SF

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Introduction to Backyard Chickens

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Introduction to Backyard Chickens with FARMcurious

KimcheeDo you love the taste of fresh eggs?  Does the thought of a cooing bird in your tiny backyard make you swoon?  Are you anxious to re-connect with your food sources?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might already be considering keeping chickens in the city.

In this Urban Kitchen SF class, Nicole Kramer, urban homesteader and owner of FARMcurious divulges all the tricks and techniques to successfully keeping chickens in the city.  From deciphering municipal codes and keeping your neighbors happy to locating free sources of food, the class will cover all you need to know about keeping backyard chickens.

Nicole will begin with the reasons she keeps chickens, listing the perks along with some of the pitfalls to help you determine whether this hobby is right for your lifestyle.  She'll then move on to selecting breeds that fit your circumstances and creating the perfect urban chicken environment.  The class will cover feeding, housing and caring for chickens throughout the different stages of their lives.  Nicole will offer fun facts and helpful advice throughout the class, empowering participants to get started on their chicken-keeping journey.

Nicole will also bring some tasty homemade treats to demonstrate the superior flavor of a fresh egg vs. a store-bought egg.

At the end of the class, everyone will go home with a list of valuable resources to help new chicken owners, some of Nicole's favorite egg-based recipes and a stylish FARMcurious ceramic egg holder in which to store their precious bounty once the chickens are laying.  For anyone interested, there will be an optional follow-up visit on Sunday, March 10, 2012 from 11am-1pm to Nicole's farm in Oakland to see the chickens in person.

Date & Time: March 9th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: CUESA Dacor Outdoor Teaching Kitchen at San Francisco's Landmark Ferry Building

Cost: $48.00*

*Sliding scale pricing available.  Please email registration@urbankitchensf.org for details.

 Instructor Bio

Nicole Kramer is an Oakland resident and urban farmer. In May of 2010 Nicole started her own company, FARMcurious, an organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and equipping urban homesteaders in the Bay Area. Nicole teaches urban homesteading classes and offers DIY food demonstrations at the homes of urbanites. Each demonstration includes an explanation of why a connection with our food is important, instruction on how to rekindle that connection and innovative products to help get the group started growing and processing their own food at home in an urban enviornment.

Nicole has been growing vegetables in an urban setting for three years and is constantly discovering new ways to grow more food in compact spaces. Having kept chickens as a child, she now tends a small flock in her backyard in Oakland.  As part of her urban homesteading lifestyle, Nicole maintains a full time job with a large NYC media company, runs FARMcurious on the side, tends to the garden and various animals and also manages to grow much of her family's own produce, craft her own cheese, can seasonal produce and somehow blog about it all.  


Please note UKSF's cancellation policy: Refunds are available if notice is given 48 hours prior to the event. There are no refunds after that point, but you're welcome to pick up any materials and supplies handed out in class. Please be sure to email registration@urbankitchensf.org *before* class to ensure that your items are held for you. Without advanced notice, we may not be able to save everything. Please make sure to pick it up by the Saturday following the class as materials tend to be perishable.

Have questions about Introduction to Backyard Chickens? Contact Urban Kitchen SF

When & Where

CUESA Dacor Outdoor Teaching Kitchen, South Arcade
San Francisco Ferry Building

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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Urban Kitchen SF

Urban Kitchen SF (www.urbankitchensf.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to help reconnect urban dwellers to the sustainable creation, preservation and / or production of their food. 

UKSF hosts affordable, single-purpose workshops themed around the DIY Slow Food concept.  Classes incorporate hands-on learning with instruction by area experts.  Spaces are offered on a sliding-scale basis where necessary, and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. 

Topics include food preservation, brewing Kombucha, baking bread, butchery, urban gardening, and more. Learn more about UKSF at www.urbankitchensf.org!

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