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Fresh – urban agriculture event in Tremont

September 11th, 2010

The Poultry Team @ the Tremont Farmers Market

We’ve been attending farmers markets and local food events in Northeast Ohio throughout the summer promoting the Chicken Coop Design Competition.  Tomorrow, we’ll have a booth at Fresh – a local food event in Tremont (Cleveland, Ohio).  Come see us!  Here’s more info about the event from the Visible Voice bookstore (event host) blog:

Fresh : going local in an urban environment – Saturday, September 11, 12-9pm


We are pleased to present Fresh : going local in an urban environment, to take place on Saturday, September, 11 from noon-9. The event will include three screenings of the new documentary, Fresh, along with several presentations throughout the day by local foods activists and educators. In addition, there will be several in store promotions, samples from local farms, local wines will be featured in our wine bar and various nonprofits will have booths in our Garden Courtyard. $5 suggested donation (proceeds to benefit City Fresh).

The schedule for the day (subject to change):

Presentations (to be held in the Garden Courtyard, weather permitting)

12:30 – Lynn Rodemann of Devil’s Backbone Market and Educational Herb Farm
3:30 – Ohio City Near West on the new Ohio City Farm Project
6:00 – Tim Smith of the Cleveland Greenhouse Project
6:30 – Jody Lathwell of the Tremont Farmers Market and Josh Klein of Gordon Square Farmer’s Market and City Fresh
7:00 – Jonathan Hull from Green Triangle
Q and A

Fresh, The Movie Screenings (to be held in our meeting/performance space)

Film times are 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm (indoors) and 7:30 pm (outdoors weather permitting). Times subject to change.

All screenings are 25 people maximum. Reservations are required (please call the store).

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A Lesson in Creative Chicken Coop Design: Michael Thompson’s Car Coop

August 23rd, 2010

With the Poultry Project’s October 10 Chicken Coop Design Competition deadline fast approaching I thought I’d take the time to remind folks to get those submissions in and provide a little inspiration for those of you struggling to come up with a creative idea.

The coop pictured here was designed by Michael Thompson using half of a dead 1970 Morris Traveler, a vehicle designed by Britain’s Morris Motor Company (no worries, you won’t be competing against Thompson’s coop in our competition). This baby is pretty slick and proof that possibilities for a really creative design are limitless.

More photos of Thompson’s design are available at http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=16313-maurice-chicken-coop-car.

For further information regarding the Poultry Project’s Chicken Coop Design Competition please go to http://www.poultryproject.com/news-events/events.

We anxiously await your submissions and appreciate your support and participation in the Chicken Coop Design Competition.

-Kyle

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