Chicken Coop Construction Kicks into Gear
Signs of Spring are in the air and with them the promise of a new growing season.
Building on last year’s successful Project Thichachan, construction of this year’s chicken coops was well underway when the Nutrition team dropped by recently to take a peak, cut a few planks and hammer a few nails. In total, eight coops are slated for construction, adding to 13 built and tended to by families around the Stoney Nakoda community.
The coops will be delivered along with a flock of 5-9 chickens later this Spring. Families will learn some chicken farming basics and be able to collect the eggs to eat or sell. These are important first steps towards supplying food locally within the community.
These eight coops are already spoken for by local families but there are still ways to get involved. Check out the details below.
Interested in learning more, or finding out how you can get involved?
Volunteers are needed to assist with our greenhouse and food forest, which will be growing a number of fresh vegetables and fruit this year.
Reach out to Paige Thomsen, Stoney Health Service’s dietitian (firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-881-3920) to find out more and get involved.