City Chickens take the next step

Posted by Christine, June 20, 2011

Mark Bittman writes in the New York Times:

If you’re interested in taking a step away from the big (and often overwhelming) picture and remembering all the little things people are doing to improve our food system, consider Exhibit A:  Just Food, a nonprofit that does terrific food justice work in New York City, is gearing up for a fifth year of its City Chicken Project, which brings egg-laying hens, necessary coop-building equipment, and training to urban gardens and schools in underserved neighborhoods.

Consider making a donation through the City Chicken page. A $15 donation or more will get you in the door at our July 6th “Kegs and Kluckers” event at Brooklyn Brewery, where home brewers, chicken keepers and their supporters can meet and celebrate. On top of that, spent grain from the brewing process can be fed to chickens as a highly nutritious feed supplement – so this will be a chance to do some matchmaking!