Calendar Date:Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 6:30pm
Learn about the ins and outs of raising chickens in your own backyard! Michelle Koeppe is a farmer and horticulturist and the owner/operator of Phasian Farms, a heritage poultry and vegetable farm located on Chehalem Mountain. With a background working as a zookeeper, a park ranger, and a veterinary assistant she brings a unique perspective to farming with an eye towards maintaining a balance with nature and using holistic methods. Though Michelle maintained a chicken flock while living in New Zealand a decade ago, her chicken zeal started when she worked with Pistils Nursery in Portland--the first business to sell chickens in the city limits. Now active with the Pacific Northwest Poultry Association, she is training to be an American Poultry Association certified poultry judge. This event is part of "West Linn Reads" Rules about keeping chickes in West Linn.