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Introduction to Backyard Chickens
When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 2:00pm-4:00pm Where: CUESA Dacor Teaching Kitchen in San Francisco's Landmark Ferry Building Cost: $48.00 (sliding scale pricing, based on need, is available) Hosted by Urban Kitchen SF (http://www.urbankitchensf.org/) Details: Nicole Kramer, urban homesteader and owner of FARMcurious, will divulge all the tips and techniques to successfully keeping chickens in the city. Students will do a side-by-side taste test of different types of eggs, receive valuable tips and advice to help new chicken owners, as well as some of Nicole's favorite egg-based recipes and a FARMcurious ceramic egg holder for storing that backyard harvest! There will also be an optional farm visit included on Sunday, March 10th, from 11am-1pm on Nicole's farm in Oakland to see the chickens in person.

Spring 2013 Holzer AgroEcology Workshops

Sepp Holzer, aka The Rebel Farmer, is coming to California for the first time and this will be his first California Workshop - March 21-25, 2013 - Loma Mar, CA Early registration for the Workshop ends soon, see details below.

Holzer AgroEcology workshops provide both the theory and practice for Sepp's techniques. There will be both lecture and hands-on components to each workshop. The Spring workshop may be taken on its own or used for credit in the 30-day Practitioner Certification program, the first time it has been offered in North America. Curriculum for workshops will be guided by the project at hand, Sepp Holzer's personal assessment of the site, and the interests of students. The workshop will cover many of the certification topics such as Concept Development and Planning, Agroforestry, Aquaculture, Alternative cropping systems and gardens, Mushroom cultivation, Botany, Animal Husbandry, Food and Nutritional Self-Sufficiency, Old and Proven Farming Techniques, and Landscaping (including terraces, soil reservoirs, dry and wet biomes, herb spirals, hügelkultur, crater gardens, and raised beds)
LOCATION Sepp's US tour begins at McCormick Creek Camp in Loma Mar, California on March 21, 2013 with a 5 day workshop. Loma Mar is tucked away in the Santa Cruz mountains, about an hour from San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Cruz. Bordering San Mateo County Memorial Park, McCormick Creek Camp is an undeveloped, off grid, and rugged 16 acre site of mixed Redwood and Oak woodlands which retains much of its ancient forest ecology. CONTACT For more information and videos about the Sepp Holzer, his entire U.S. Tour, and the 30 day Holzer Certification program, please visit holzeragroecology.com <http://holzeragroecology.com/>. Sepp's American tour is coordinated by Holzer AgroEcology in association with PermaVitae www.permavitae.org <http://www.permavitae.org/>. For more information about the Loma Mar, CA workshop, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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