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The Joy of Backyard Chooks


Next Available: Thu, 05 Dec 6:30PM
2.5 hours
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Description

Keeping a few chooks in the backyard used to be a staple of Australian suburban life, and their eggs made up a healthy part of our diet. But even though our house-blocks might be shrinking, a smaller backyard doesn't necessarily mean an end to raising or enjoying them. In this class, you'll find out just how easy it is to keep a few hens as pets and as the ultimate garden recyclers, as well as everything you need to know about housing, protecting and feeding them, and loads of practical ideas on how to live harmoniously with them in your garden.

Suitable for those who have never kept chooks before.

Presented by Sarah Hardgrove

Sarah is a trained horticulturalist with a passion for urban greening, sustainability, biodiversity, waste reduction and green infrastructure. With a thriving garden at home Sarah grows much of her own veggies, incorporating organic gardening and permaculture principles. She has 5 years experience in the nursery industry and more recently has specialised her focus on green roofs and walls. When she is not working at Bulleen Art & Garden, Sarah runs her own business, Wildgrove Horticulture. Services provided include design, installation and maintenance of green roofs, greenwalls and ground level landscapes, and environmental education to schools and the community.


Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.


Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.

 Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

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What you will learn
  • How to get started with keeping chickens in a suburban backyard
  • How to house and protect chooks from predators.
  • How chooks can be used to improve your garden and soil.
What you will get
  • Detailed course notes
  • A discount voucher to use on products here at BAAG
  • A cuppa (or two) and some biscuits

What to bring
  • A notepad and pen
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

All ages and experience levels


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Terms & Conditions

Bulleen Art & Garden Class and Workshop Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendances.

If there are insufficient numbers for a class or workshop it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified & given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different class or workshop of equivalent value.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel 7 days or more before the class date you will be able to nominate another class of equal value to attend instead (space permitting). Cancellations within 7 days of the class date will not be eligible for any exchange. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. 

WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Refunds will be issued for cancellations from workshops IF you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. A $10 administration fee will apply for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. If you would like to transfer to a later workshop, you are required to give at least 7 days notice and a $10 administration fee will apply.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled class or workshop time. Our classes are often held outside business hours so latecomers may not be able to enter for security reasons.

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Margaret

08 April 2019 • The Joy of Backyard Chooks

Very interesting, learnt some new things about my chickens

susan

31 July 2018 • The Joy of Backyard Chooks

There was lots of interesting information and it's always a good day when you get to talk about chickens. Although I had had chickens before I still picked a lot of ideas and tips on making the chooks comfy, safe and healthy and easy to look after. Would recommend the course and the teacher to anyone feeling the need for fresh eggs and a different pet.

Shalini

28 April 2018 • The Joy of Backyard Chooks

The workshop was great. Maria took us on a journey of preparation and explained the process of preparing, caring and enjoying backyard chickens really well. She certainly loves her chickens but her information was very thorough. Great workshop.

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