Last Call !!!!

The final vote will take place tonight, August 1st 2012, by the Appleton City Council on the chicken ordinance. Our success is not a sure thing! So please, please attend the meeting and, if possible, say a couple words about your support of backyard chickens.

The meeting starts at 7pm and will be on the 6th floor of City Hall (but get there 15-20 minutes early if you’d like to get on the list to speak). How to get to Appleton City Hall:


“Queen of the Sun” Movie Viewing at Lawrence

I know this is short notice, but Polly from the GreenRoots Committee at Lawrence University alerted me to a movie showing at the Warch Center this Wednesday, April 25th. The movie is “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?“. There will be 2 showings: 5pm and 8pm.

Here’s a bit from the movie’s website: “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.”

Backyard Chickens Class in Green Bay

If you’re in the Green Bay area you might be interested in a beginner’s workshop on backyard chickens. The Green Bay Botanical Garden is offering “Backyard Chickens 101” on January 10, 6-7:30 pm. The class will be taught by Val Dantoin from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Abigail Malcolm (novice poultry owner), and Jeremy Trost (veteran poultry exhibitor).

If you’re a member of the Green Bay Botanical Garden the cost is just $7 ($14 for non-members, still a bargain!).

For more info or to register call 920-490-9457 or go to Green Bay Botanical Garden’s website.