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Posted on: January 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Cooperative Extension Offers Workshop on Raising Chickens in Your Backyard February 6, 2018

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources is offering the first workshop in the new 2018 Workshop Series, "Garden & Grow” on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The Raising Chickens in Your Backyard workshop will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Courthouse - South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

The presenter will be Jen Sawyer, Rutgers Master Gardener Coordinator for Cape May County. Participants will learn basic care of laying hens, breed selection, and feeding, housing and health requirements.

“We are excited to include this program to kick-off our ‘Garden & Grow’ 2018 workshop series,” said Jenny S. Carleo, County Agent, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County. “The goal of this new series is to teach locals how to improve or expand their home gardens in new ways,” added Carleo. Other topics to be presented this year include: growing vegetables, organic lawn care, and the principles of organic growing.

This is a beginner class, therefore, no experience is needed. The cost for this workshop is $20 and includes dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m.. Register at by February 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact us at 609-465-5115, ext. 3607 or

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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