Chicks in the City Symposium

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Date: 26 February 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 for Oakhurst Garden members/$65 all others
Location: Decatur Recreation Center
Phone: 678 642 4977


Urban Chickens Symposium in Downtown Decatur February 26

On the wings of Oakhurst Community Garden Project’s wildly popular “Chicks in the City” classes comes a full day of urban poultry-keeping. On February 26 the Chicks in the City Symposium offers attendees a full plate of essentials on backyard chickens. Taught by local experts, the five sessions highlight how-to’s from coop design to breeds and from chicken first aid to getting started with backyard poultry.

With urban farming on the rise, and as concerns about how food is made increase, this timely full day of workshops will engage and enlighten both the committed “locavore” and the merely curious alike. New topics this year are chickens as food, predator proofing your coop and first aid. This year we will also have a silent auction to familiarize you with the best local chicken care products.

The Chicks in the City Symposium runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30pm on Saturday, February 26 and will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, 30030. Cost is $65. Oakhurst Community Garden Project members and City of Decatur residents pay just $50. Pre-registration is requested and limited to the first 100 registrants. Register at www.

About the Oakhurst Community Garden Project
Founded in 1997, and located on two acres at the corner of McDonough and Oakview in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, the Oakhurst Community Garden Project works to preserve community greenspace and cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards. We seek to engage young people to take charge of their own health and environment through hands-on gardening and outdoor education programs. Adult classes also offer community members opportunities to enhance their own green spaces and sustainable living skills. Visit