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Urban Chickens!

Time: December 4, 2012 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Matthews, Community Center - Room 204
Street: 100 McDowell St. East
City/Town: Matthews
Website or Map: http://matthewsnc.gov/Departm…
Phone: 704-321-7275
Event Type: environmental, education
Organized By: Ernie McLaney
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2012

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Event Description

 It's the newest

environmental trend!

Raising Backyard Chickens will be the presentation by David Blackley of Historic Renfrow's Hardware.

NOTE: We will meet upstairs in room 204, of the Matthews Community Center.

David will cover the exciting topic on the pros & cons to raising chickens, how to keep, feed and care for the chickens for maximum production - producing fresh eggs each day in your own back yard.  Learn how raising chickens will even help you better recycle within your home.   Even if you do not want to raise chickens, this talk and discuss will be educational and fun!

This event will be part of the monthly meeting for HAWK and is open to all HAWK MEMBERS & GUEST!

About our speaker- David Blakely:

"I am a native. I started at Matthews School , finished at NC State in mechanical engineering and and started at Renfrows the day after my last exam. That was 1984. I shopped at Renfrow's growing up and was Mr. Renfrow's yard boy growing up, so acorns do not always fall far from the tree. My wife Mary Beth works with me and my three daughters grew up working at the store until they went off to school. I am looking forward to meeting with HAWK."

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What can be gained from pursuing the Certificate?

* A solid foundation of knowledge and appreciation of the Piedmont flora and its ecology – for personal or professional benefit.
* Training in identification, plant selection, planning and maintenance of gardens and landscapes that primarily utilize native plants, and other specialized skills (depending on electives chosen).

Who should pursue a Certificate?
* Home gardeners
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* Environmentalists, conservationists
* Environmental educators

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