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If you would like to learn more about keeping chickens in your backyard My Smart Garden offers a free online workshop. It will teach you how to care for chickens using organic, sustainable, low-cost and low-maintenance methods. While the workshop is free and online, it is only for people living in Melbourne and bookings are essential.
Further advice on how to participate is emailed a few days before the workshop.
My Smart Garden is a free program to help urban residents grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for local wildlife, use water wisely and recycle wastes. The sustainable gardening program is managed by three local councils in inner west Melbourne – Moonee Valley, Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong. While aimed at local residents others are welcome to attend events, space permitting.
I have just read your chook article Nadine. We had a dozen or so chooks when I was a kid, living on a market garden. I didn't particularly like them as it was my job to feed them every day, collect the eggs and lock them in at night as there were foxes in the area. Two used to disappear every year, just before Christmas. Neil.