Rubber Boots Workshops

Rubber Boots Workshops 2018-05-15T08:26:25+00:00

Rubber Boots Workshops“We believe in organic pastured farming and want to help that become a reality for more farmers.” ~ Diana Ambauen-Meade, Founder and Owner

We work with farmers around the Pacific Northwest to utilize heritage and innovative farming practices and to help secure a thriving regional food system. One of the ways we are working with farmers is our launch of a farmer outreach program that includes how-to guides, educational videos, marketing materials for farm products, and hands-on workshops.

The Rubber Boots Workshop Series is a lineup of educational events where both new and seasoned farmers share knowledge. The goal of the workshops is to help overcome operating obstacles, learn best practices, and be successful feeding their animals wholesome organic food. The workshops will be presented by speakers who are using organic whole grains and feeds in innovative ways and have developed farming efficiencies.


Scratch and Peck Feeds Rubber Boots Farm Workshop

Saturday, June 16, 8 am – 12 pm — Chicken Processing 101, $40
Dalton Farmhouse, Erie, CO

Ever wonder how a chicken makes it from the field to your plate? Perhaps you’ve thought of trying your hand at growing organic pasture raised birds at home? Curious about how to humanely process a chicken? Come join us and Dalton Farmhouse to explore an introduction to raising chickens for meat and see just how doable and easy it can be! Take a peak at every step of raising an organic meat bird from the time young chicks are growing strong in the brooder, to the time they spend pasture raised on grass and grains, to the final butchering in a clean and simple outdoor farmhouse environment. Get hands on experience and be prepared to participate in every stage of the process. At the end of the day, each person will go home not only with the knowledge needed to raise and process their own meat birds, but also a freshly prepped chicken to do. Registration is $40 and is capped at 10 attendees. No onsite registration will be available, so register today.


Scratch and Peck Feeds

Wednesday, June 19, 6 pm – 9 pm — Managing a Small Poultry Flock, $25
Sequim Transit Center, Sequim, WA

We’re happy to sponsor this class, hosted by WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program. Stuart Boyle of Western Washington Poultry Farmers Cooperative and Lisa Van Horn of Peninsula Poultry Breeders will teach this class about choosing and caring for chickens in a small-scale operation. Pre-register now! Topics will include:

• Care and housing of chicks
• Nutrition
• Safe handling practices and biosecurity


Welcome to Backyard Chicken Raising

Wednesday, June 20, 4 pm – 6 pm / Saturday, June 23, 10 am – 12 pm — Welcome to Backyard Chicken Raising
Blaine Public Library, Blaine, WA
Attend one or the other of these free workshops!

Want to know everything about having your own backyard flock? Join a collaboration between Scratch and Peck Feeds, Blaine Public Library, and Blaine CORE to learn what you need to get started. Dalia Monterroso of Welcome to Chickenlandia will present these free workshops that will cover:

• Raising chicks
• Selecting the necessary supplies
• Understanding proper nutrition and natural care


Monday, July 9 – Tilth Alliance Farm Walk at Foothills Farm
Sedro Woolley, WA
Details to come!


November — Heritage Hogs and Niche Pork

Details to come!


Past Events
August 31, 2017 – Raising Meat Birds: Organic from Day 1 
Joan Hurst of G & H Pastured Poultry in McCleary, WA

September 27, 2017 –­ Fermenting Whole Grain Feeds: Better Health, No Waste 
Matt Steinman of Foothills Farm in Sedro Woolley, WA

October 14, 2017 –­ Raising Chickens on an Urban Farm: Optimal Nutrition
Malama Library in Hawaii

January 18, 2018 – Small Scale & Urban Poultry
Whatcom County Public Works Building, Garden Room, Bellingham, WA

January 20, 2018 – Youth Day
Mount Vernon Country Store, Mount Vernon, WA

March 3, 2018 – BIAWC Home & Garden Show
NW Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden, WA

March 3, 2018 – Chicken 101
The Grange, Issaquah, WA

March 10, 2018 – Starting a Flock from Chicks
Mount Vernon Country Store, Mount Vernon, WA

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Welcome to Backyard Chicken Raising
Blaine Senior Center, Blaine, WA

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Peeps for Keeps
Whatcom Humane Society, Bellingham, WA

Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018 – Featherpalooza
Port Townsend, WA

Monday & Tuesday, April 23 & 2, 2018 — Goat Management Workshop
WSU Jefferson County Classroom, Port Hadlock, WA