Monday, November 4, 2013

Chicken training at PS 154!

We taught a chicken workshop to some 2nd and 5th graders at PS 154 - home of a new coop of 5 lovely hens, part of the Just Food City Chickens Program!  The new hens are a wonderful addition to the school, and some students are part of a team to help care for the hens!  These programs are exciting opportunities for students to learn about animal husbandry, health and nutrition and become experienced chicken-keepers!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adopt-a-Chicken is back!!!

And just in time for the holidays! Here's how it works! Donate $50 Name a chicken Receive a personal portrait with her name! Makes an amazing holiday gift!

Donations are fully tax-deductible!
 Only 13 spots!!!!
 These donations go to offset the costs of feed and supplies for our hens.
Our volunteers share eggs and are not charged for their eggs.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Visitors from PS 24 come for fun in the coop!

We had an amazing group of 22 3rd graders from PS 24 in Riverdale vist yesterday, meet the hens and enjoy the garden! The kids were great and many faced and conquered their fears! Many had never touched or held a hen in their lives and several took on the challenge! The guests were then treated to pizeelles baked by our amazing volunteer Deb made from some of our eggs! We even had some extra mint for them to take home and enjoy at home! Thanks for visiting! If you want to bring your group, we offer free tours on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 am. Email lily@lilykesselman to sign up your group! We would love to have you!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A visit from Bronx Community Charter School

We hosted a class of second grade students from Bronx Community Charter School last week and had some fun! We have some chicken whisperers in the group! One of the hens fell asleep while she was being held!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hooray for Partnerships!

Today we started a new partnership with our local grocery store! We picked up a a 3.5 pound bag of lettuce and green scraps for the hens and they LOVED it! We will hopefully be picking these up daily and not only keeping our hens happy, healthy and busy - it will keep pounds of waste out of our landfills!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Brook Park Chickens featured in Farming the City book!

Our coop is featured in the newly-published book Farming the City!  Check out our 4-page spread below!

Click HERE to learn more about the book and to order your copy!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Brook Park Chickens Fundraiser March 6!

Come join us Wednesday, March 6 at The Clock Bar for our first fundraiser!
112 Lincoln Avenue @ Bruckner Boulevard, South Bronx.
Tickets $15 and include 1 cocktail!
Raffle prizes galore!
Come support our urban chicken coop!