On Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay will present a FREE class on “Chix in the City, Hens in the Hood” at the their Demonstration Garden in Watsonville.
Master Gardener Candice McLaren will teach her famous class about the joys of keeping chickens without annoying your neighbors. Find out what the best breed is for you and your family, the beautiful options there are for your birds and eggs, and if raising chicks or rescuing them from Animal Services is right for you. You’ll also get great ideas about how to design and place a chicken coop and how to transition baby chicks to the coop.
For further information and advance reservation is recommended via the UCMBMG website at www.mbmg.ucanr.edu. The UCMG Demonstration Garden is located next to the rear parking lot at 1430 Freedom Blvd in Watsonville.
This class is part of a series of free monthly gardening workshops at the UC Master Gardeners’ Watsonville demonstration garden. Classes are held on the fourth Saturday of each month and cover a wide range of home gardening topics. Upcoming topics include soil preparation, growing vegetables, and integrated pest management.
UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay is a volunteer organization affiliated with UC Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program. Our mission is: To extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to California residents.
UC Master Gardener programs include a gardening hotline, speaker’s bureau, information booths, demonstration gardens, events, and special projects.