Monday, August 2, 2010

Mad City Chickens Documentary this Thursday Aug 5

Come join us Thursday August 5th for a screening of "Mad City Chickens" and discussion of the next phase of making Sarasota safe for backyard hens.
The meeting is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Mad City Chickens is a 80 minute documentary profiling people who keep backyard chickens in Madison Wisconsin. Its a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From experts and authors to families and businessmen (and women) —it’s a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chicken keeping. The movie will start at around 6:15. This film has great info on nutritional content of backyard eggs, the real threat of bird flu, and profiles one family from the decision to get chickens through the arrival of chicks in a box and the adjustments they make.

After the film (figure 7:45) we'll review the status of our twin campaigns to legalize backyard hens in both the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County. Things are ramping up in the city and we'll be needing volunteers to get active in the next month or so. If you are serious about changing the laws, please try to attend this meeting. We are on the move.

REFRESHMENTS will be served!!
LocationSarasota County Extension Office (conference room)
6700 Clark Road, Twin Lakes Park
Sarasota, FL

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