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Integrating Chickens and Gardens, western massachusetts

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This Sunday, July 26th, from 2-5 pm, the Bullitt Reservation (a property of the Trustees of Reservations) will be hosting the second in its summer series of gardening workshops: Integrating Chickens and Gardens. While there are no resident chickens at Bullitt, I have been raising chickens for years, and have tried many of the strategies we will be discussing for taking advantage of the symbiosis of a flock of chickens and a landscape.

We will discuss what chickens can do for a garden, what a garden can do for chickens, and how you can harness both to achieve a result greater than the sum of its parts. Whether you are new to chickens or have had flocks for years, you will get something from this workshop. There have been new (yet surprisingly old) developments in the accepted wisdom of chicken health, bedding management, and other topics, and we can get into detail about all of them. There is no one solution, but instead a range of options, each one best suited for certain situations.

So come share what you do, and leave with new ideas for how to manage your landscape as holistically as possible.

The workshop is, as always, free for members of the Trustees of Reservations, and $5 for nonmembers. There is no need to register, just show up! The Bullitt Reservation is located at 332 Bullitt Rd., Ashfield, Massachusetts, 01330. Call Emmet Van Driesche (413)628-4485 x1 with questions. It will be held RAIN OR SHINE. I hope to see you there.

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This sounds really cool. I always think "oh, western mass, that can't be too far." But this is still 2 hours away... I'm still considering it though!
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Keep us updated on future workshops, Emmet!
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