Friday, April 22, 2011

City-Wide Chicken Open Houses (can you help?)

From Marsha, a member of Sustainable Food Denver...

Planning Meeting: Sunday, May 1st at 1:30pm
                            4074 Quince Street, Denver 80237

Open Houses: Sunday, May 8th from 2:00-4:00

Marsha wants to organize a bunch of Denver chicken owners to hold an "open house" (or maybe "open coop") event on Sunday, May 8th. The purposes of the event is to allow folks in different Denver neighborhoods to see backyard chickens up close, learn about their care, and see that chickens can be successfully raised in the city! This outreach is meant to help build public support for the proposed Food Producing Animals ordinance, which will soon be up for a vote before City Council.

If you own chickens and can volunteer to be a site for an Open House, contact Marsha at:

and let her know. If you can come to the planning meeting ahead of the Open House, that's terrific. Each Open House site will have a petition that guests can sign to indicate their support for the Food Producing Animals ordinance, as well as a brochure that describes the ordinance. The Open Houses will be announced to the Denver Post and various neighborhood groups.

If you're willing to open your backyard to your neighbors for a couple of hours, please contact Marsha. Let's do everything we can to raise awareness about this issue, and build even more community support for the Food Producing Animals ordinance!

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