Our Egg Co-Op is a program designed to allow individuals to have access to fresh eggs, even in the city! The program aims to teach people about raising urban chickens in Charlotte and question where their food comes from.
Essentially how the program works is a person joins, is taught everything they need to know, then is entered into the rotation. On their day they must come out to the garden to feed the chickens, top off their water, move the coop (on wheels) so the chickens have fresh grass to eat. On the day a person works, they get to keep all the eggs that day. Everyone shares in the work and everyone shares in the benefit.
Cooks Community Garden Provides
- Chickens – egg laying hens
- Coops – chicken house
- Securing of all necessary permits
- One on one guidance
The Participant will
- Purchase a share for $50
- Attend a free class on raising chickens
- Commit to a 2 week work rotation
- On work day – Feed, water, collect eggs etc.
- Track eggs and notes in log book
Fill out this form, we accept new members at all times, but each February is when we will actually enroll them. This allows us for planning. If you are interested fill out the form and we will contact sometime around January-February. If you have applied and have not heard from us, let us know through the “contact us” tab.
Apply here: http://bit.ly/jqIg4a