Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Help Urban Chickens & Goats -- Come to a Training!

Friday, August 27th at 9:00am
Saturday, August 28th at 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 31st at 6:00pm

NW Denver -- Please email sustainablefooddenver@gmail.com to let me know which date/time you'd like to attend, and I'll email you the address for the training.

Plans are in the works to change Denver's ordinance regarding the keeping of Food-Producing Animals (FPAs) like hen chickens and dwarf dairy goats. Sustainable Food Denver believes that backyard FPAs can be an important part of a sustainable, healthy urban food system. Our current rules make it expensive and time-consuming to get the necessary permit. In order to pass new rules, it is critical that we create support in the community for the changes we want to see.

You can help to change this by volunteering to meet with your neighborhood organization and talk with them about this issue. You don't need to be an expert -- or even know anything about FPAs -- to volunteer.

Send an email to sustainablefooddenver@gmail.com if you can attend one of the trainings. The training will last approximately 90 minutes. We'll cover everything you need to know in order to talk to your neighborhood organization, including talking points, answers to FAQs, photos, etc.

After the training, you'll contact your neighborhood organization and make plans to present at their next meeting. (If you don't know which neighborhood organization you belong to, click here to enter your address and look it up: http://bit.ly/awFPoi )

Thank you for helping in the effort to improve our city's FPA laws!

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