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Chickens: Beyond the Basics

September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Backyard chickens can be an integral and quirky part of any *ecological* garden.

Backyard chickens can be an integral and quirky part of any *ecological* garden.

We’ll start with some basics—selection, shelter, feed/water, health and composting.

But we’ll go further, centering chickens as dynamic producers (eggs + manure)

and hard-working allies. Chicken-curious or afficionado, don’t miss this chance

to gather with your greater east bay community!

Here’s what you’ll find in the H.E.A.L. garden…

 A 1/10 th acre system featuring (5) 1-year-old hens

 A selectively free-ranging flock

 A resilient watering system

 Two-stage manure composting

 Secure shelter/coop/run design

 Deep mulching in the enclosed run

 Diverse annuals, CA natives, perennials and fruit trees

 An 1100-gal rain harvesting set up

 Fellow gardeners to connect with, and more….

An *ecological* garden, says Toby Hemenway, “…connects one organism—people—to their

environment. Such gardens both look and work the way nature does.” Gaia’s Garden

Questions? James at


September 30, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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