Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A new urban farming conference will explore backyard farming in the city.
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Wednesday, January 9
Ever considered raising chickens in your Largo backyard or growing your own food? A new urban farming conference will share everything from backyard farming to raising crops for local markets. The one-day event is Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension at 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, according to a media release. The cost is $7.50 for the morning or afternoon session, $12 for the full day. Register by phone at (727) 582-2100, option 2 or online. Space is limited. The morning session covers: backyard chickens, hydro-phonic vegetable gardens and cost-saving pest control. The afternoon session focuses on commercial urban farming with business plans, agricultural practices, marketing and industry regulations…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A unique family is part of the hands-on lessons at the Largo Country Day School's Little Barn, which is home to more than 20 animals.
It took a "village" to help a chick hatch recently at the Country Day School in Largo. The Vonn Road school hosts The Little Barn, an outdoor classroom with more than 20 animals, on its 9-acre campus. According to a post on the school's Facebook page, one of the chickens recently laid an egg, and another hen then decided to take over sitting on the nest. Then, just for good measure, "Mama Turkey" decided to help out by taking turns sitting on the egg, too. The baby chick is doing fine. It visited the school's primary classes recently, and Country Day's Facebook page has photos of the happy chicken/turkey family. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our headlines delivered to your inbox or smartphone, for free!
Monday, October 8, 2012
For a complete dinner serve this one-skillet recipe over brown rice.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Most American’s celebrate this unofficial holiday with beer and the grill. So, what better dish than a drunk chicken.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday and most American’s celebrate this unofficial holiday with beer and the grill. Since I don’t know my head from my hand in the kitchen, I called up my brother Abraham, who’s a chef in Miami, and asked for his best Super Bowl recipe. When he said he had the perfect dish called The Drunken Chicken, which involved stuffing the bird with an open can of beer, I thought he was pulling my leg. I spent half an hour pleading that he get serious about this. While, I waited for him to call me back with the details of this so-called recipe. I did a Google search on The Drunken Chicken, and to my surprise he was for real. He perfected his own version of this dish over years of celebrating the big game with his manly grill. Abe’s…