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The Great Backyard Chicken Chat!

Edible Upcountry Magazine & Furman University's Shi Center for Sustainability

Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

The Great Backyard Chicken Chat!

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edible UPCOUNTRY magazine and Furman University’s David E. Shi Center for Sustainability will hold a workshop on the fundamentals of backyard chicken keeping on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the McEachern Lecture Hall on the Furman campus.

            “The Great Backyard Chicken Chat!” advance tickets* can be purchased online for $15 (plus small transaction fee). Tickets at the door are $25 (cash/check only), space available.

            The “Backyard Chicken Keeping 101” workshop promises to answer questions about types of breeds, coops, feed and more. An introductory workshop will be given by globally acclaimed poultry expert Jim Adkins of the International Centre for Poultry.

            Following Adkins’ talk will be a panel discussion by Upstate chicken keepers who are successfully raising flocks large and small. The panel will be led by Rebecca McKinney, local Master Gardener, backyard bird lover and co-founder of Growing Up Green Organics, LLC, an urban farm, training center and edible landscaping company. Panelists include edible UPCOUNTRY contributors, Mary E. Miller and architect Jennifer Gosnell. Clemson Student Organic Farm Manager Shawn Jadrnicek will have a seat on the panel as well as Sylglenda Saziru of John Smith’s Hill Farm in Spartanburg and Chris Noel of Limestone Farms in Greer.

For additional information contact or 864-395-9250.


(*A limited number of complementary tickets are available for Furman students, faculty and staff.  Contact Katherine Kransteuber at the Furman Shi Center for Sustainability for details:

When & Where

Furman University
McEachern Lecture Hall in Furman Hall (Admissions Bldg)
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613

Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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