HOW TO: CHICKENS AND DUCKS, THINGS TO AVOID, WAYS TO CREATE YOUR OWN POULTRY OASIS
This workshop will cover the basics of bird raising for eggs, meat or companionship and will be relevant for those just starting out and those who have experience but want to learn more. John's approach to raising poultry is inspired by permaculture: allowing chickens to most fully express their chicken-ness while also being simple, relatively low-maintenance, and integrated within the rest of the garden.
Classes will be held on his homestead in Vashon; maximum 12 people.
Who is this guy?
For the past four years, John has run HomeGrown Organics, an edible landscaping company in Seattle. He is an experienced contractor with the City of Seattle's RainWise program there, and has designed and built dozens of low-maintenance urban farms.
In 2016, he decided to open a new branch of HomeGrown Organics, this time focusing particularly on homesteads on Vashon Island. He now offers his services to his neighbors where together he hopes to build a more resilient community and a more beautiful and productive relationship with their land.
A NW native, what drew him to this beautiful island was the vision of a life where his daughters could grow up a few steps from the woods and a stream, raising animals and growing tree crops while still being connected to a vibrant community. He draws regular inspiration from the meadows, woods, creeks, and wetlands that he explores with his family.
Things he focuses on in his work:
-Ponds & Water Features
-Artful Fences & Gates
HomeGrown Organics originally opened as a sustainable landscaping company serving the Seattle area. The Seattle branch of HGO continues to serve urban families seeking to establish and maintain their outdoor spaces resourcefully and creatively in the city.
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Vashon Homesteads (View)
12032 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|