Rubber Boots Workshops

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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.

Welcome to Backyard Chicken Raising

Wednesday, April 11, 12:30 pm – Welcome to Backyard Chicken Raising
Blaine Senior Center, Blaine, WA

Want to know everything about having your own backyard flock? Join a collaboration between Scratch and Peck Feeds, Blaine Senior Center, and Blaine CORE to learn what you need to get started. Dalia Monterroso of the popular Facebook page Welcome to Chickenlandia will present this free workshop that will cover:

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

Whatcom Humane Society

Saturday, April 14, 2 pm – 3 pm – Peeps for Keeps
Whatcom Humane Society, Bellingham, WA

Hosted by Whatcom Humane Society, this free workshop on raising chickens is perfect for beginners. Dalia Monterroso is an Ambassador for Scratch and Peck Feeds and the creator of Welcome to Chickenlandia. She will share what she knows about raising chicks, caring for a flock, and how chickens have changed her life.

Roni Smith of The Smithshyre

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

Open to backyard keepers and farmers, learn about raising a healthy flock, share knowledge, and find resources within the community. We’ll be there sharing info about chicken nutrition and poultry farming! Come say hello to team member Caroline Kinsman and Brand Ambassador Roni Smith from The Smithshyre, a farm in Poulsbo, WA. They are each keynote speakers at Featherpalooza!

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