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• Chicken Have-More Plan

• Occupy Backyards Declaration

• Chicken Skill Sets

• Egg Sheds

• 7 Myths of Urban Chickens

• The Chicken Underground Railroad—A Strategy for Those Who Want Flocks Where They Are Illegal.

• Strategies to Legalize Chickens

• Model City Chicks Law/Code/Ordinance and Useful Flyers

• Chickens as Bio-recyclers & Zero Waste Partners Saving BIG TIME Tax Payer Dollars

Chickens in Community Gardens & Congregational Flocks

• USDA "Expects You to Keep Chickens" Posters


Upcoming Summer Courses
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Home Poultry Processing Training & Coaching — 2 Sessions
One 2-hour classes and a 1/2 day live online coaching during your actual processing.
Class Starts Monday, June 22 2015 7 to 9pm ET
Hands on class Saturday June 27th 10am to 1 pm ET

Thje Art & Practice of Incubation, Brooding & Educating Baby Chick
Starts July 1,, 2015, 7:30 ET
Suitable for home, school and science projects

Hot Weather Chicken Care & Coop Modification—4 Classes
Starts June 25, 2015, 7:30 EDT

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Chickens and YOU Primary Series
Starts Setptember 15, 2015—10 classes
The Primary Series Graduates earn the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification

Therapy Chicken Training & Coaching — 6 Classes
This is offered during the summer.

Winter Chicken & Coop Winterization — 5 Classes available Oct through Dec, 2015
Course schedule to be announced.


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2015 Workshops and Courses faciliteated by Patricia Foreman

 

Pat will be presenting workshops at all 5 Mother Earth News Fairs in 2015
April 11-12: Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Asheville, North Carolina
June 6-7: Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Oregon
Aug. 8-9: Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee
Sept. 18-20: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh
Oct. 24-25, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, Kansas

Mid-America Homesteading Conference, September 5, 2015 Joliet Junior Collegs, Joliet, IL
Pat will be presenting 3 classes and 1 workshop
Garden Chicks: Growing Food with and For Chickens
Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew
Primary Poultry Health Care and the Poultry’s Pharmacy
Hands-on day workshop on Home Processing Using Tools You Already Have or Can Make

------2015 Workshops & Classes Already Presented

Winter Chicken Care and Coop Modification. Online 5-class course. January 8-29, 2015 www.ChickensAndYOU.com.

Therapy Chickens: The Training of Handlers and Their Birds for Public Visitations.  Online course. www.ChickensAndYOU.com. Jnuary 21, 2015

Chickens and YOU Primary Series Online Course. 10 classes awarding the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification. February 10-March 28, 2015 The

Incubating, Brooding and Educating Baby Chicks. Online Course 8-classes. February 25-April 15,

James Madison University Environmental Journalism Class. How Heritage Chickens Can Help Save the World. February 26, 4:30-5:30.

Poultry School, Stone Barnes Agricultural Center. Two Workshops: Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew. Pennsylvania, March 27-29, 2015.

Riverfest, Constitution Park, Waynesboro, VA The Chicken Have-More Plan. 10:30am Saturday, May 2, 2015

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2014 Workshops and Talks

The Richmond Home and Garden Show,
February 28—March 2nd. Chicken Stimulus Package with 300 heritage female chicks to be given free to 75 first-time flock owner households. Chicks donated by Murray McMurray Hatchery. Package includes chick care instructions, starter feed and coop designs. This Chicken Stimulus Package is to celebrate legalized chickens in Richmond, the state capital of Virginia. Demos and Mini-workshops on how to keep and employ chickens, and chicken handling throughout the 3-day event. Patricia Foreman, author of City Chicks and Chicken Celebrity, Oprah Hen-Free, will be available for questions and hens-on experiences. http://richmondhomeandgarden.com
More information at info@ChickensAndYOU.com.
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• March 16, 2014, 12:45 to 1:45. Permaculture Voices Conference
Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free will be will be co-presenting: Why Chickens are the Enablers and Heroes of Permaculture Design and Healthy Sustainable Living. This cutting-edge workshop explores the ever-expanding ways to employ chickens to help navigate these transition times. Learn how family flocks create & enhance food-growing topsoils, help grow vegetables, berries, nuts & fruits, sequester carbon and decrease carbon foot-prints and even be be part of emergency preparedness plans—all the while saving community taxes. Understand that employing family flocks is truly a community service.
Pechanga Resort, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592. 877.711.2946, www.pechanga.com.
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• March 26, 2014 Richmond Science Museum Lunch Break Science, Noon to 1pm
Patricia Foreman and chicken celebrity, Oprah Hen-Free will be talking about Chickens! The Enablers, Mascots and Heroes of Healthy Sustainable Living. This cutting-edge workshop explores the ever-expanding ways chickens can collaborate with humans to navigate these transistion times. Develop action plans to employ family flocks so they create & enhance food-growing topsoils, grow vegetables, berries, nuts & fruits, be part of emergency preparedness plans, sequester carbon and decrease carbon foot-prints—all the while saving community taxes. Learn how employing family flocks is truly a community service.

April 11—13 Mother Earth Fair, Asheville, North Carolina. Workshops and times to be determined. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Asheville, N.C, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, 
Fletcher, NC 28732
Saturday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. 1st of 4 MEN fairs that Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free will be presenting workshops at in 2014.
Get Started With Family Flocks! 
Many folks feel there is too much effort involved in keeping chickens, and that the learning curve is too steep ... so they never start. This workshop simplifies and demystifies family flocks, showing it's so easy and simple that kids can do it—inexpensively. Learn the newest techniques, equipment for raising baby chicks and keeping adult birds. This workshop covers chick and hen behavior, handling, health care, nutrition, furniture, housing and time-saving management. By the end, you will know the basics of successfully raising your own baby chicks from day one to productive adult chickens. Co-presented with chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free.

Kids and Chicks With Oprah Hen-Free Kids Stage. Time to be announced.
Which came first: the chicken or the child? Usually, it's the chicken ... with a child trundling afterward, giggling with delight. This hens-on workshop shows kids (and adults) how to responsibly, and safely, handle a chicken. Learn tips, tricks and traps about how to keep interacting with chickens ... a fun experience that can last a lifetime. Kids learn about the value of family flocks in green communities. We will cover how chickens offer more than just eggs; they also have skills, acting as pesticiders, kitchen waste recyclers and compost creators. Understand why chickens are truly pets with benefits. There will be ample time for a question-and-answer session.

May 17—18 Pharsalia Folk Life Festival, Roseland, Virginia.
This 2-day, Colonial period festival has workshops and demonstrations of the 1800s. Breeds of our Founding Fathers and a peek at colonial chicken life. Chicken mini-workshops. Author Pat Foreman and chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free will be available to answer questions and for hens-on experiences. Interpreters in costume performing 200 year old daily tasks, vendors selling period products, live music, food and drink. History comes alive and educational for the entire family! Pharsalia, 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, Virginia 22976. Phone: 434-277-5231
http://pharsaliaevents.com/show/displaygallery/16

May 31 – June 1, 2014, Mother Earth Fair, Puyallup, Washington. Workshops and times to be determined. 2nd of 4 MEN fairs that Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free will be facilitating in 2014.
Definite session will be: Kids and Chickens
Which came first; the chicken or the child? Usually, it's the chicken—with a child trundling afterwards giggling with delight. This hands-on workshop shows kids (and adults) how to responsibly, and safely, handle a chicken. Learn tips, tricks and traps about how to keep interacting with chickens a fun experience that can last a lifetime. Kids learn about the value of family flocks in green communities. We will cover how chickens offer more than just eggs, they also have skills such as pestaciders, kitchen waste recyclers and compost creators. Chickens are truly pets with benefits.

The Mother Earth Fair in Puyallup, Washington. May 31 — June 1. This is the second of four Mother Earth Fairs across the US in 2014. Author Pat Foreman and chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free will be facilitating workshops at all the fairs. The schedules are still being determined, but one, or more of the following workshops will be presented and the times announced.:
• Chickens as the Enablers, Mascots and Cornerstones of Local Foods
• Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew
• Primary Poultry Health Care and the Poultry’s Pharmacy
• Chickens as Garden Workers and Local Food Suppliers
• Way of the Hen: Incubating Eggs and Raising Chicks Naturally
• How to Legalize Chickens and Chicken Stimulus Package for your Area
• Raising Baby Chicks from Scratch
• Kids and Chicks
Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 9th Avenue Southwest
Puyallup, Wash. 98371

September 12 Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival, Charlottesville, VA.
Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew.
There are ways to handle and communicate with chickens that can result in trust, gentleness and even emotional bonds. But first you must learn how a chicken thinks, and prefers to be treated. It’s sometimes not what you think. Some birds can even be trained to serve as therapy chickens and class room assistants. Get close and personal with your biddy buddy. Learn the basics of chicken whispering in this cutting-edge, hands-on, nose-to-beak workshop. Textbook: City Chicks. Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902

September 12—14, Mother Earth Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania. Workshops and times to be determined. 3rd of 4 MEN fairs that Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free will be facilitating in 2014.
Definite session will be: Kids and Chicks with Oprah Hen-Free
Which came first; the chicken or the child? Usually, it's the chicken—with a child trundling afterwards giggling with delight. This hands-on workshop shows kids (and adults) how to responsibly, and safely, handle a chicken. Learn tips, tricks and traps about how to keep interacting with chickens a fun experience that can last a lifetime. Kids learn about the value of family flocks in green communities. We will cover how chickens offer more than just eggs, they also have skills such as pestaciders, kitchen waste recyclers and compost creators. Chickens are truly pets with benefits. Mother Earth Fair at Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania. Workshops and times to be determined. 3rd of 4 MEN fairs that Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free will be facilitating in 2014. The schedules are still being determined, but one, or more of the following workshops will be presented and the times announced.:
• Chickens as the Enablers, Mascots and Cornerstones of Local Foods
• Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew
• Primary Poultry Health Care and the Poultry’s Pharmacy
• Chickens as Garden Workers and Local Food Suppliers
• Way of the Hen: Incubating Eggs and Raising Chicks Naturally
• How to Legalize Chickens and Chicken Stimulus Package for your Area
• Raising Baby Chicks from Scratch
• Kids and Chicks

Seven Springs, Pa. | Seven Springs Mountain Resort | Sept. 12-14, 2014
777 Waterwheel Drive
Seven Springs, Pa. 15622

Friday Fair hours: 12:00 PM-7:00 PM
Saturday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

October 2, Williamsburg Master Gardeners, Williamsburg, VA
9am Williamsburg Regional Library on 515 Scotland St in Williamsburg, VA , 23188 757.259.4040 (Answered live, M-F, 10am-5pm)
Gardening with and for Chickens. 
This cutting-edge, ever-expanding, interactive workshop gives you practical, and effective ways to employ chickens in your garden or homestead. Learn how chickens create and enrich topsoil. Understand that not all chicken feed has to come from bags. Learn how chickens forage—and which food they prefer. Use your yard as a mini-pasture (including rotational grazing systems) to build soil fertility, provide fresh graze. Control insects, including ticks and fleas. Integrate different types of fencing by understanding what works, and what doesn't. Jump start your gardens with chicken-assisted biomass recycling that transforms trash into black gold. Begin birdscaping, which is planting trees, shrubs. Perennials and annuals that your flock will perpetually love. Best of all, we will talk about getting truly wholesome, nutritious, non-GMO homegrown food for both you and your flock. This is truly a “Think Outside the Coop and Inside Local Food Systems“ workshop.

Mother Earth Fair, Topeka, Kan. | Kansas Expocentre | Oct. 25-26, 2014—One Expocentre Dr., 
Topeka, KS 66612
Saturday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Sunday Fair hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
workshops to be determined. 4th of 4 MEN fairs that Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free will be facilitating in 2014.
Definite session will be: Kids and Chickens with Oprah Hen-Free
Which came first; the chicken or the child? Usually, it's the chicken—with a child trundling afterwards giggling with delight. This hands-on workshop shows kids (and adults) how to responsibly, and safely, handle a chicken. Learn tips, tricks and traps about how to keep interacting with chickens a fun experience that can last a lifetime. Kids learn about the value of family flocks in green communities. We will cover how chickens offer more than just eggs, they also have skills such as pestaciders, kitchen waste recyclers and compost creators. Chickens are truly pets with benefits.

 

2013 Workshops and Talks

Sept 6 & 7, 2013 Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello, Charlottesville, Virgina
heritageharvestfestival.com/‎

Sept 20-22, 2013 Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

October 11 - 13m 2013 Mother Earth News Fair, Lawrence, Kansas

November 8-10, Weston A. Price Foundation
Wise Traditions Annual International Conference, Sheraton Atanta Downtown Hotel
http://conferences.westonaprice.org/main-conference/

November 25 - December 3, 2012, The 2013 International Permaculture Convergence & Congress, Havana, Cuba
http://www.ipc11cuba.com

History of Courses, and Locations

June 6, 2013 cbs_6_logocbs_virginia morning

http://wtvr.com/2013/06/06/virginia-this-morning-raising-chickens/

 

June 1-2, 2013 Mother Earth News Fair, Puyallup, Washington, Primary Poultry Health Care and the Poultry's Pharmacy
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March 2 & 3, 2013— The First Ever 2-day Intensive Chickens And YOU Traiinng, First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2012

November 9, 2012 American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, 1:-3:30 Garden Chick – Growing Food with and for Family Flocks
This interactive workshop will help you to “think outside the coop and inside the local food system,” leaving you with practical and effective ways to employ chickens in the garden or homestead. Learn how chickens create and enrich topsoil. Understand that not all chicken feed has to come from bags. Learn how chickens forage and which foods they prefer. Understand how to control insects, including ticks and fleas, with chickens. Begin “bird-scaping”- planting trees, shrubs, and perennials that your flock will enjoy. Learn how chickens can be an asset when it comes to growing your own food. 
Presenter: Patricia Foreman
Cost: $95
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Chesapeake Central Library
298 Cedar Rd 
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Richmond Indiana, Morrison Reeves Library

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Wednesday. October 3, 2012, Book Signing & Slide Show, 5:30-7pm.
Thursday, October 4, Cope Environmental Center
6 to 7:30 Laying Hens 101,
7:30 to 9.00 Gardening With and For Chickens
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September, 2012 The National Heriloom Expo in Santa Rosa California
Tuesday September 11th, 1pm Gardening with and for chickens.Wednesday, September 12th, 4pm Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew.
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Saturday, September 14, 2012 Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia
Book Signing 12:45 to 1:30,
Saturday 3:15 – 4:15 Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Never Knew

Sunday, September 15, 2012 Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia, 4:30–5:00 p.m.
Book Signing City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers, and Local Food Suppliers and Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow. On the West Lawn at the Center for Historic Plants Tent.
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September 22-23, 2012 The Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA.
Visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair for more information.
Chicken Whispering — 7/6/2012 11:31:17 AM. There are ways to handle and communicate with chickens that can result in trust, gentleness and even an emotional bond. But first, you must learn how a chicken thinks and prefers to be treated. It's sometimes not what you think. Some birds can even be trained to serve as therapy chickens and classroom assistants. Patricia Foreman, a poultry keeper of more than 20 years, is the author City Chicks, Chicken Tractor, Day Range Poultry, Backyard Market Gardening and the forthcoming book Way of the Hen: Incubating Eggs and Brooding Chicks Naturally.

Gardening With and for Chickens - 7/6/2012 11:25:36 AM. Gardening With and for Chickens Patricia Foreman - Good Earth Publications Chickens have skill sets that can be employed in backyard gardens. Learn practical and effective, cutting-edge ways to integrate chickens within your garden. Topics include fencing when to let birds in (and keep them out) of specific crops, bird-scaping, and getting homegrown food for both you and your flock.
Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/ws-ss-foreman-gardening.aspx#ixzz24lOv80qI
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July 21, 2012 Vinette Day Lilly Wine & Food Festival. 11:15-12 noon, Gardening With and For Chickens with Oprah Hen-Free and Pat Foreman.
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Mother Earth Fair, Puyallup, Washington. Saturday, June 2, 2012
• 11:30 Gardening With and For Chickens,
• 2:30 City Chicks & Chicken Tractor Book Signing, 5:30 Chickens and Kids
• 1pm Chicken Whispering, Sunday, June 3,
• 2:30 Interview Booth.
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• March 3-4, 2012 Organic Grower’s School. Asheville, NC.
Value-added Poultry Products
Primary Poultry Healthy Care for the Free-range Grower
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March 22, 2012, The Science and Chemistry of Cooking with Eggs presented by Pat Foreman and Lisa Dearden. 6-8 pm, William Byrd Community Center, Richmond, Virginia.
March 24, 2012. Brooding Baby Chicks from Scratch and Laying Hens 101.
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February 9, 2012, Organic View Radio with Host Jill Cloutier with Guest Pat Foreman, author of City Chicks. “How Heritage Chickens Can Help Save the World”.
http://pdcastsusworldradio.libsyn.com/chickens-to-the-rescue-how-keeping-chickens-can-fuel-the-local-food-revolution-
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January 19, 2012 Chickens and You Seminar with the Shenandoah Valley Poultry and Garden Club. 6 to 8pm, Old Court House, 2, South Main Street, Lexington, VA
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January 28, 2012 Raising Baby Chicks from Scratch and Laying Hens 101. Chickens And You Training Series, 9am to 4pm, Old Court House Community Room, 2, South Main Street, Lexington, VA.

 

2011 City Chicks 6 Week Book Tour

California, Arizona and New Mexico

November 13 – December 22, 2011

Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Ventura, California, November 14th, 7-9pm, evening book talk, Zanzilla, 2750  E. Main Street, Ventura CA 93003 Sponsored by VCCOOL www.vccool.org.
Contact info:  Rachel Morris, office 805-648-1267 cell 805-258-9369 m rachel@vccool.org.

Fairview Gardens Program for Wild Roots School, November 15th, 11:30am-1pm, Discussion about Chickens in Gardens. Fairview Gardens 598 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. http://www.wildroots.blogspot.com/
Contact Erin Boehme  <erinlavieboehme@gmail.com>

Faulkner Gallery, The Chicken Have More Plan, 21 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. CA 93101,  November 15th, Tuesday, 7-9pm,  $10/students $5 
Contact; Margie margie@sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571. www.sbpermaculture.org
Sponsored by:  Permaculture Credit Union, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, SB Chapter Weston Price Foundation, SB Chapter Slow Money, SBCC Students for Sustainability Coalition, SBCC Center for Sustainability.

Farmer and the Cook, City Chicks book presentation, discussion and signing. 339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA 93023-2212, Meiners Oaks, Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30p. www.sbpermaculture.org
Sponsored by:  Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and the Farmer and the Cook

Filmore, California. The Chicken Have More Plan, and Chickens as Gardeners slide show and discussion. Thursday, November 17th 6p potluck 7p Contact: Gerald Fitzgerald. Gerald, geraldmf09@gmail.com, 805-625-4365.

Friends of the Farm, November 19th, Saturday, 1pm- 3pm. City Chicks book presentation, discussion and signing. $20 general $15. 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154. Farm tour 3:30pm & 4:30pm Farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza and potluck, Contact: Mel Lions<mel@sandiegoroots.org>
Sponsored by: Wild Willow Farm http://sandiegoroots.org/events.html

November 20th, Edendale Farms 2131 Moreno Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Silver Lake). Contact: Dave Kahn <info@sustainablehabitats.org>  (323) 454-EGGS (3447)
Sponsored by: Edendale Farms http://www.edendalefarm.com/
  
LA Eco Village, Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food with Chickens. Book signing following. Tuesday, November 22nd, Los Angeles, 7:30-9:30pm, 117 Bimini Place LA CA 90004 Fee:  $5 to $15 sliding scale.
Contact: Lois Arkin   Reservations required:  213/738-1254 or crsp@igc.org
Sponsored by: Los Angeles Eco-Village http://www.laecovillage.org/

Solvang Farmers Market Tabling Ask the Chicken Experts: Oprah Hen-Free and Pat Foreman. November 23rd, 2:30 – 5:30pm. http://www.sbfarmersmarket.org/
  
Santa Barbara Farmers Market Tabling Ask the Chicken Experts Oprah Hen-Free and Pat Foreman. November 26th, 2012, 9am—1pm. http://www.sbfarmersmarket.org

Cabrillo Recreation Center, City Chicks book talk benefit for the Santa Barbara Food Bank Educational Program  Saturday, November 26th, 3-5pm.
Sponsored by: Fund for Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

Ojai Farmers Market, book signing Tabling Ask the Chicken Experts Oprah Hen-Free and Pat Foreman. Sunday, November 27th, 9am-1pm, Sponsored by: the Ojai Farmers Market http://www.ojaicertifiedfarmersmarket.com/

Nov. 28, 2011, Guest on Food Chain Radio with Michale Olson. KSCO Santa Cruze, CA 95062. http://www.metrofarm.com/mf Food Chain Radio.php.

Mountain Feed Bin, Slide show: Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food with Chickens. Book signing following. November 28th, 3-5p,  Mountain  Feed Bin, 9550 Hwy 9 CA 95005, Ben Lamond (near Santa Cruz).
Contact: Jorah  (831) 336-8876
Sponsored by: Mountain Feed Bin, SLO Food Santa Cruz

Green Grange Hall, Slide show: Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free Present: Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food with Chickens. City Chicks Book signing following. November 28th, 7pm -9pm. 1900 17th Avenue  Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1806, Sponsored by: The Officers of the Green Grange Hall (Live Oak Grange) http://greengrange.org/ , SLOW Food Santa Cruz

French Cullinary Instutute Hosts Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free Seminar: Nutritional Value and Cooking Heritage Chickens, and Growing Food with Chickens. Tuesday, November 29th, 5:30-9pm, French Cullinary Instutute, 700 West Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008.  CEO? Johann JÜrgen

Petaluma Seed Bank, book talk and signing Wednesday, November 30th, 7-10pm, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact: Paul Wallace  (415) 518-0333
Sponsored by: The Petaluma Seed Bank http://rareseeds.com/petaluma-seed-bank
Rachel Kaplan author of Urban Homesteading, 415-269-2721 71 Purrington Road, Petaluma 94952.

Ecology Center hosts: Chicken Have More Plan and City Chicks book signing by Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free. December 1st, 2011, 7-9pm,
530 San Pablo Ave Berkeley CA 94702
Sponsored by:  the Ecology Centerhttp://www.ecologycenter.org/
Host: Astrid 415-407-8409, 550 Nicas Valley Road 94946 Stayed 3 nights.

GRUB Cooperative Hosts Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free presenting Growing food with and For Chickens. Friday, December 2nd, 6—8pm, 1525 Daylon Road, Chico, CA 95928, Contact: Stephanie Elliott srwilliams@holymonkey.com 530-354-1646.Sponsored by GRUB CSA http://grubchico.org.

Slide Ranch hosts Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free presenting The Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food with Chickens. Book signing following. December 3rd, Saturday, 2:30-4:30pm, Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy CA, Muir Beach, 94965. Sponsored by: Slide Ranch http://www.slideranch.org/

Albany Public Library Hosts Chicken Whispering: Discover the Chicken You Nevcer Knew by Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free.  Sunday, December 4th ,2-4pm. Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany CA 94706,
Contact: Catherine Sutton Catherine Sutton <catherine@sonic.net>
Sponsored by: Transition Albany http://transitionalbany.org/
510-528-2261.

Guest on Radio show: Down On The Farm with Tom Wiley.
Monday, December 5th, 2011. 1-2pm
Contact Tom Willey  mrwilley@tdwilleyfarms.com
1241 DeCesari, Maderna, CA 559-706-9552

Café Corazon Hosts Pat Foreman in Growing Food With and For Chickens. Sponsors Fresno Metro Ministry, Central California Chicken Keepers, T&D Farms & Café Corazon 1449 North Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA.

 December 6th, San Luis Obispo, Tuesday, 6p, Ludwig Center, book talk and signing 864 Santa Rosa Street SLO CA 93401. Sponsored by: SLO Permaculture
 
Santa Monica Farmers Market Arizona Ave (between 4th & Ocean)
December 7,  8:30am - 1:30pm. Oprah Hen-Free & Pat Foreman: Ask the Chicken Expert, Santa Monica Farmers Market http://www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/

Costa Acupuncture hosts City Chicks book presentation, discussion and signing. December 7th, 2012, 7:15pm. 10200 Venice blvd #109b, Los Angeles, CA 90232. Contact: Shirley Schecker sscheker@gmail.com 310-592-0975
Sponsored by: Santa Monica Weston Price Foundation.
Whole Food Nutrition Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Whole-Food-Nutrition-Meetup-Group/events/40339842/

Blue Bird Canyon Farm hosts Growing Food With and For Chickens. December 9, 2012, 2-5pm, 1085 Bluebird Canyon Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
RSVP directions info@socalconvergence.org
Cost $20 preregister at event $25 https://bluebirdcanyonfarm.wordpress.com

Fairview Gardens hosts: The Chicken Have More Plan by Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free, December 10, 2012, 10am-1pm. Goleta, CA, Saturday, $40 /early Bird discount $30 paid by Nov 30.
www.fairviewgardens.org or contact Sharon@FairviewGardens.org (805) 967-7369
Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens 598 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

Transition Culver City sponsors City Chicks book presentation, discussion and signing by Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free. Saturday, December 10, 7-9pm. Hosted by the Holy Nativity Church, 6700 W. 83rd, Westchester, CA. Sponsored by : Transition Culver City, CA http://transitionculvercity.org/

Manzo Elementary School hosts: Basic chicken Care Mini Workshop for Kids and Adults December 12, 2012. Two workshops from 9-10am and 10am-11am. 855 N. Melrose. Tucson, Arizona 85745.

Manzo Elementary School Hosts Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free presenting the Chicken Have More Plan. Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 5:30pm- 7pm   855 N. Melrose. Tucson, Arizona 85745
Sponsored by: the Watershed Coop, www.watershedmg.org

Chicken Scratch Ranch Hosts Pat Foreman presenting the Chicken Have More Plan. December 14, 3pm—5pm, 23517 South 182nd Street Gilbert, AZ 85298.
Jeff  info@chickenscratchranch.com (480) 516-6317
Sponsored by: Chicken Scratch Ranch www.chickenscratchranch.com

December 15, Travel Day to Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
Talk Show Guest Radio KRSN AM 1490, 7:30 – 8:30am
Los Alamos, www.krsnam1490.com
505.663.1490

Permaculture Credit Union (Sponsor), December 16, 2011,
Bill Sommers CEO                                                                                  
4250 Cerrillos Road                                                                                             
2nd Floor, State Employees CU Building                                                           
Santa Fe, NM 87507
866-954-3479 (toll free)
505-954-3479

Santa Fe Farmers Market, book signing table. Saturday, December 17, 9am-1pm, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Ste A Santa Fe, NM 87501. Sponsored by: Collected Works Book Store, www.cwbookstore.com

Radio interview with Bob Ross Producer/Host ~ Gardens, Food & Santa Fe ~ KSFR FM 101.1. Live from the Santa Fe Farmers Market at the KSFR broadcast table in the Santa Fe Farmers Market Hall, Dec 17, 2011, 9:45 am

Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Pat Foreman presenting the Chicken Have More Plan. Sunday, December 18, 2011. 2pm, 3540 Orange Street  Los Alamos, NM 87544-2170
Sponsored by: Pajarito Ecological Center, www.pajaritoeec.org

The Morning ShowGwyn and Lori Ford, Co-hosts. 575-956-3168. Silver City, New Mexico. www.themorningshowlive.com

Native Seed Retail Store hosts Pat Foreman presenting: The Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food With and For Chickens. Monday, December 19 2011, 5:30-7:30pm, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ 85716. Contact: Belle Star belle@nativeseeds.org . Sponsored by: Native Seed, www.nativeseed.org

Silco Theater hosts Pat Foreman presenting: The Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food With and For Chickens. Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 7pm. 311 N Bullard St Silver City NM 88062
Sponsored by: GRIP http://www.gilaresources.info/

Black Range Lodge hosts Solstice Dinner & evening presentation by Pat Foreman on The Chicken Have More Plan and Growing Food With and For Chickens December 21, 2011, 5pm. 119 Kingston Main Street, Kingston, NM 88042
Catherine WanekPhone: (575) 895-5652 cat@blackrangelodge.com http://www.blackrangelodge.com/
—End 6 Week Book Tour

November 2011
• November 12, 2011 American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Patricia Forman How Heritage Chickens Can Help Save the World. Witicha, Kansas.

November 28 —30, 2011, Crossroads of America Poultry Club, America’s National Poultry Show, ABA—APA—IWBA Joint Nation Mets. Indiana State Fair Grounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2 Workshops by Patricia Foreman: “The Chicken Have More Plan” and “Chicken Whispering”.

October 2011
Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2011, 6-7pm at Morrison-Reeves Library. Richmond, Indiana. City Chicks Evening Talk with Patricia Foreman.

Thursday, October 4th, Hands-on Whispering Workshop with Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free. 6-9pm at the Innovation Center, Richmond, Indiana. Hosted by the Cope Environmental Center.

Sustainable Urban Agriculture Lecture Series. Pat Foreman, author of City Chicks and Chicken Tractor presents Chickens And YOU and The Chicken Have More Plan. Come hear about how you can •Enhance Backyard Agriculture, • Divert Food and Yard “Waste” Our of Landfills, • Lower Carbon Footprints, • Improve National Defense and Emergency Preparedness. October 20, 2011, 7-9pm Arlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206. Sponsored by Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia State. Book signing with Pat and Chicken Celebrity, Oprah Hen-Free to follow presentation.

June 23, 2011, Chickens as Master Gardeners by Pat Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free. 7 to 9pm at the Rockbridge Regional Library, Lexington, Virginia. Sponsored by Extension Service.

• February 19, 2011. Missouri Botanical Garden presents Garden Blitz. Patricia Foreman and Oprah Hen-Free present Gardening With and For Chickens. St. Louis, MO.

2010 Workshops & Presentations

August 28, 2010, 10am to Noon
Edible Landscaping Presents
Pierre's Chicken Tractor Workshop!
With Patricia Foreman as a resource person.
Edible Landscaping, 361 Spirit Ridge Ln., Afton, VA 22920
Questions: 434-361-9134, Orders: 800-524-4156, Fax: 434-361-1916