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Free 2/18 Event in Austin, TX: Pat Foreman: Growing Food with and for Chickens

 
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Growing Food With and For Chickens
A Free Pre-Tour Educational Event Featuring Nationally Recognized Chicken Expert Patricia Foreman




The 8th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour: Chickens as Zero Waste Heroes is just around the corner! In the lead-up to the Tour, special guests Patricia Foreman and a special feathered co-presenter will pay a rare visit to Austin with a free presentation all about how to transform food deserts into growing food paradises by employing chickens—and their skill sets—to produce much of your own vegetables, fruit, eggs and meat. This not only saves on grocery bills, but you are assured that your food is grown in living, clean soils. Reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides by harnessing poultry power. Developing your chicken have-more plan is the most practical way to enable local foods, while at the same time produce food with superior nutritional value to keep you, your family and your community food-rich and healthy. This is the first time Pat has had a chance to present in Austin and it is not to be missed!

Growing Food With and For Chickens
Thursday, February 18th
6pm
St. Francis School
300 E. Huntland Dr. Austin, TX 78757

RSVPs appreciated and will be entered to win a prize at the event. Presentation will take place in the school’s cafeteria. Updates and details will be posted on our Meetup Group and our Facebook Event.

Presenter Bio
For over 25 years Pat Foreman has kept heritage chickens to help with the kitchen garden, egg and meat supply, soil enhancement, entertainment and as research assistants for books and workshops. Her chickens are her teachers. Pat and Oprah Hen-Free, are regular guests at workshops and book signings at major national festivals as well as on radio and TV talk shows, including NPR and CBS. She was the Co-host of the Chicken Whisperer Talk Show for 4 years, and is the author of the paradigm-shifting book: City Chicks: Employing Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.

ABOUT THE TOUR
The Funky chicken coop Tour® (FCCT) is an annual self-guided event held the Saturday of Easter weekend in Austin, Texas. It encourages city residents to raise backyard poultry by demonstrating the many ways poultry housing can be successfully incorporated into an urban residence. FCCT is an event of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc. UPAT is also the parent organization for the Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup.

CONTACT
Annelies Lottmann, pr@austincooptour.org
Website: http://AustinCoopTour.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustinFunkyChickenCoopTour

And Don't Forget to Join Us on the Coop Tour!
We hope to see you all on March 26th between 10am and 4pm on the tour! Purchase online tickets here. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.
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