Art, Walks, and Workshops for Nature Appreciation
As a suburban kid, entering a chicken coop to gather eggs, on a summer visit to my grandparents’ farm was pretty much THE thing I wanted to do when I was eight. That excitement was stirred up more recently, when I surprised myself by gracefully swooping down and scooping up an escaping chicken from a neighborhood coop, on pure reflex. And ever since then, I’ve felt like some kind of chicken ninja. I do not currently have chickens. Just the dream.
Chicken Dream Green Zine is my personal Green ‘zine.
A chicken dream is something you hold onto
when you’re feeling disconnected from nature
and I’ve always dreamed
of sporting dew covered clogs and
tossing millet to my own chickens,
passing an egg basket to my kids,
and inviting them to explore the free range.
When I ask around, it turns out
a lot of us wish we had our
very own hens or gardens
to connect us to our foodweb,
but we don’t even have backyards.
Chicken Dream Green Zine
is for so many of us
who love and live in the
city and suburbs,
who want to see green growth
in our ecosystem.
In the spirit of our collective,
chicken and garden dreams,
and your discoveries.
Check out these great resources for urban and suburban chicken keeping.
“It’s not unusual for food lovers to toy with the notion of adding chickens to a thriving garden or building a rooftop coop. Now the novelty has become reality: despite coyotes, foxes and the occasional cage-break, many urbanites and suburbanites are raising their own eggs.”
NYTimes: Dining & Wine: Straight From the Home Coop, By JULIA MOSKIN, Published: April 3, 2012