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Help Just Food launch 3 new City Chicken Projects! Chicken Projects bring hens to NYC communities & increase access to healthy food.

Just Food’s City Chicken Project provides the training, coops and hens that schools and community gardening groups need to raise healthy chickens and delicious eggs.

On May 20th, the City Chicken Committee - a team of Just Food staff and partners, chicken keepers and urban farmers - set out to visit six potential City Chicken Project partners.  We have applicants from Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens and the Bronx.  Our applicants are schools, community gardeners and urban farmers.  All of our applicants want to build chicken coops so that they can engage and bring their community together, offer educational opportunities, increase the health of their urban farms and gardens, and increase access to healthy food.

This project was started in partnership with Heifer International, but Heifer is no longer funding in NYC, so we need your help!  We need to raise $9,926 to provide training to our partners and build coops.


What your contribution provides:
$15 - 1 pullet or adult laying hen (most coops begin with a flock of around 12 chickens)
$50 - Supplies like a waterer or a feeder
$100 - 1 workshop on chicken health, care and maintenance
$1000 - A community build day with a volunteer supervisor and an expert coop-building carpenter (most coop-building projects require more than one build day, more than one person to supervise, and a tremendous outpouring of volunteer support )
$1500 - materials for one coop

The City Chicken Project would not be possible without the volunteer hours, donations large and small, and the vibrant energy and ideas of the communities we work with. 

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects New York City communities and local and urban farmers with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all.

For more information about previous City Chicken Project sites and other Just Food programs, visit justfood.org or call (212) 645-9880. Let’s keep making NYC a better place to live and eat!

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  • The City Chicken Project launch party details revealed! Just Food and NYC Homebrewers Guild present KEGS & KLUCKERS (a NYC Good Beer Month Event)

    WHEN: Wednesday, July 6, 2011; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    WHERE: BROOKLYN BREWERY 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Kegs & Kluckers is a celebration for urban chicken keepers, aspiring urban chicken keepers, homebrewers, chickens, and the people who love them. This fun-filled event will include home-brewed beers, delicious local fare, Egg Olympic Games (at 8 o'cluck, yes we said "cluck") and appearances by NYC chickens.

    This is a great chance for homebrewers (who generate a byproduct called spent grain) and chicken keepers (who can feed their chickens spent grain) to make connections to help create a more efficient and sustainable food system in NYC.

    Kegs & Kluckers will raise money for Just Food's City Chicken Project. If you have made a pledge of $15 of more to this Kickstarter Campaign, your name will be on the list!

    Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at this event!

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    JUST A PECK: Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation!

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    CHICKEN SCRATCH: All “Chicken Scratch” donors will be invited to a party to celebrate the launch of the 2011 City Chicken Project and to meet the project grantees!

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    BIRDS OF A FEATHER: An invitation to the City Chicken Project launch party and a set of 5 beautiful City Chicken notecards.

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    FUNKY CHICKEN: An invitation for you and a guest to the City Chicken Project launch party, a set of 5 beautiful City Chicken notecards, an individual membership to Just Food, and a Just Food bag.

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    FINE FEATHERED FRIEND: An invitation for you and two guests to the City Chicken Project launch party, a set of 5 beautiful City Chicken notecards, a Just Food bag, a family membership to Just Food and a copy of Just Food’s Veggie Tipsheets CD.

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    COCK OF THE ROCK! An invitation for you and three guests to the City Chicken Project launch party, a set of 5 beautiful City Chicken notecards, a Just Food bag, a copy of Just Food’s Veggie Tipsheets CD, a supporting membership to Just Food and a Just Food apron.

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    GOLDEN EGG: Eight invitations to the City Chicken Project launch party, a set of 5 beautiful City Chicken notecards, a Just Food bag, a copy of Just Food’s Veggie Tipsheets CD, choice of an apron or any t-shirt from Just Food’s marketplace, a Farmer's Circle membership to Just Food, and a peck!

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    HOME TO ROOST: Unlimited invitations to the City Chicken Project launch party, a set of 5 beautiful City Chicken notecards, a Just Food bag, a copy of Just Food’s Veggie Tipsheets CD, an apron and any tshirt from Just Food’s marketplace, 2 slots reserved for you on any city chicken bike tour, a private chicken project site tour, a Farmers' Circle membership to Just Food and a peck!

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