Two Pond Farm hosting workshop

| 05 Jul 2012 | 12:06

    WEST MILFORD — Two Pond Farm in West Milford is holding a workshop on processing chickens for meat and small scale composting on Saturday, July 14.

    This is an opportunity to learn how to raise your own birds for meat. This applies to chicken, turkey and pheasant. In addition, the workshop will deal with small scale composting.

    This workshop is hands on and deals with taking backyard chicken raising to the next level. Many raise chickens for eggs, but what about raising some for meat? The staff at Two Pond Farm will show you how they do it; how to pluck a bird and slaughter in a peaceful, humane way. It's about self sufficiency and preparing great, health fresh food. Those interested would include backyard chicken raisers, first time hunters and small time farmer wanna-bes.

    The second part of the workshop is about composting. You will learn exactly what they do at Two Pond Farm. They'll talk about the complete farm, gardens and animals, manure management, water quality, small scale bin composting, no effort "pile" composting and even large scale manure composting.

    The workshop runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration is required and the cost is $80 per person. If you sign up with a friend or you have already taken one of their workshops this year, the cost is $70 each. Make checks payable to Allison Hosford.

    Register by any of these methods:

    email: call: 973-697-2541

    snail mail: Allison Hosford, Two Pond Farm, 176 Weaver Road, West Milford, NJ 07480)

    or just drop by the farm and register in person.

    The workshop includes a breakfast snack, individual hands-on lessons, a light lunch and a great learning experience.