The Sustainable Poultry Flock
Breeding, Growing, and Marketing at Any Scale
Did you ever taste the chickens that your grandma used to cook? The birds that would run around the barnyard chasing bugs and eating worms? Unfortunately, we no longer see much of those slow-growing, great-tasting birds on our kitchen tables. Ninety-nine percent of all the poultry consumed in our country is fast-growing poultry—grown in confinement, pumped with chemicals, and not genetically sustainable.
The good news is that this workshop will show you how to bring back heirloom breeds of pastured poultry to your plates, farmyards, and communities through The 5 Pillars of Sustainable Poultry Production:
The workshop will include a lecture, hands-on experience, and and a farm tour. The hands-on components will happen on Saturday and will include a breeding analysis and a slaughter and butcher demo. Students will receive a training manual filled with resources, including budget overviews, facility plans, pasture-growing strategies, feeding instructions, and proper feed recipes.
When and Where
Friday to Saturday, Sept. 7–8, 2018
9:30–4:30 both days
Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
$150 = Friday to Saturday
$90 = Friday only