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Intro to Keeping Chickens Workshop

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The Homestead Atlanta helps people connect with forgotten heritage skills and explore innovative sustainable-living approaches. See all upcoming workshops here.


Join The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our popular chicken crash course. This class will cover the basics of coop design, relevant ordinances, breed selection, care and feeding and outside resources. Anne-Marie is a local keeper of an “urban flock," Chair of the Urban Coop Tour, and enjoys spreading the word about sustainable gardening and urban farming. The last 30 min of the class is Q&A.

$20 for Wylde Center or Georgia Organics Members
$30 for Non-members
$40 for Urban Coop Tour Combined Ticket

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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 the Southern natives and heirloom plant 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 the Chair of the Urban Coop Tour. She is also a Certified Beekeeper.

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