Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 Chicken Apprenticeship

Now Accepting Applications!
BK Farmyards is very excited to offer our 2013 Chicken Apprenticeships. We look forward to working and learning with you, and the hours of fun we will have together and with the hens. The BK Farmyards Chicken Apprenticeship is designed to teach the basics of raising hens in the city and direct marketing eggs.

The 2012 Apprenticeship will run for 3 months starting July 18th, and can be extended for additional months. The apprenticeship will meet weekly on Thursdays at 5:30, and apprentices will schedule their own independent hours with the chickens. Apprentices will spend about 4 hours per week in the Imani Garden (Dean Street & Schenectady Avenue) working with the hens, helping with the CSA and taking field trips. The Apprenticeship includes hands on learning with the current chicken keepers, independent work with the hens, independent readings and explorations, and field trips.

This is an unpaid apprenticeship; however we will sometimes be able to offer eggs to take home. We will ask each apprentice for a small deposit to keep their place in the program (or make an alternate arrangement if the deposit presents a difficulty).

Please contact Lydia for more information: