Tuesday, September 27, 2011

See the chickens on WNYC!

Click here to see a link to the video by Amy Pearl of WNYC!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0QmdpedQhkk

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Chickens are Here!!!

So exciting! OK, I must first admit it was hard to take any photos because I was so excited to be with the chickens! But I did take a few pics of the hens and some of our volunteers for the arrival! They are so beautiful and very sweet! We held them and they seemed to be enjoying their new home! They scratched around, snacked, had some fresh water and then at sundown all started laying down! We put them in their new coop on the roosts so they could get their rest from the busy day.

Here's some photos from the arrival!

Come visit anytime!!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The coop is up!

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and donors, the coop build was a great success and is up! The hens arrive tonight (Monday, September 19th) at 5:30 pm so if you want to welcome them as they arrive, come to the park!

Here's the before & after and I'll be posting more photos of the build and all of our fantastic volunteers hard at work!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brook Park Chickens Receives a Grant!

Great news, all you chicken lovers! The Brook Park Chickens project has been selected for a grant from changeby.us through Citizens Committee! This grant will help pay for much needed food and supplies for our chickens to keep them happy and healthy! We are so grateful for this substantial funding and now we can focus on creating workshops, community outreach, and getting some Chicken Clubs started in nearby schools!

If you are a teacher in the South Bronx and want to bring your class to visit the coop or even start a chicken club, let me know. We are also looking into bringing chickens into schools to visit!

I must thank our volunteers who signed up on the changeby.us website - we got the 20 members to qualify and we could not have done it without you!

Thanks to Marissa of nourish-nyc who wrote up our event on her blog! Check it out here!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fun Facts About Chickens

Our lovely donor Carol M. send me this flyer of fun chicken facts and I thought I'd share them all with you!

Chicken Coop Phase One - Complete!

Hi all! We had a quick digging session on Sunday and volunteer students from the South Bronx dug out the dirt on the site of the new chicken coop! This weekend is the build and we will be laying down chicken wire across the floor of the coop to protect the chickens, and then filling it back up with new, fresh soil! Thanks to our fabulous volunteers!

Please feel free to volunteer this Friday & Saturday September 16 - 17 from 10 - 6 for the build and meet the new hens on Monday, September 19th when they arrive from the Queens County Farm!!!

Almost all of the chickens have beens sponsored, but if you want to sponsor a hen, email me at lily@lilykesselman.com Only 15 hens are available for sponsorship!

Thanks again to Just Food for your fabulous grant! Check out their website for more information on urban gardening, food justice, and chickens! Also, if you have the funds, attend their "Let Us Eat Local" event at the Altman building on September 21st. This event helps provide so much to our community!