Heads up to all folks in the Chicago area! Angelic Organics is sponsoring a workshop on keeping chickens in the city. I'll be there and will be running the meet up portion for folks who already have chickens. Details are below. If you live in or near Chicago and are interested, please come! BASIC BACKYARD CHICKEN CARE Saturday, November 8, 2008 10AM to 1PM Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington Cost: $30 Farm fresh eggs from your own back yard? YES! Please join us for a workshop on best practices for Basic Backyard Chicken Care in Chicago. Raising chickens as pets and for eggs is LEGAL in Chicago - and part of our growing local food and urban agriculture scene. Chicken care experts from Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm in Ottawa, IL and right here in Chicago will share their tips on how to keep both your chickens and your neighbors happy - from basic needs and year-round care to relevant city regulations. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge, recommendations, and resources you need for your own home flock - and you'll make connections with other chicken enthusiasts in Chicago. Register now via the Angelic Organics website. Or if you prefer, call our Chicago office at 773.288.5462. MEET UP Invitation to Current Chicken Keepers: Bring your photos, coop designs, favorite stories, and maybe even birds for Show and Tell after the workshop. If you'd like to participate, send us an email ASAP - firstname.lastname@example.org. Wellington Ave UCC is located in the heart of Lakeview, and is accessible by bus or El (purple, brown, and red lines to Belmont - then 1/2 mile walk to the church.) Or, if you choose to drive, you can park at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center parking garage at Halsted and Wellington (2 blocks west.) Pick up a voucher in the church for $3.00 parking.