Chez Poulet

In Improvements on October 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

We have been talking about getting chickens for a long time, entertaining a variety of different options yet never quite satisfied with any plan. And then these drawings for Chez Poulet came along. Stunning. A poultry palace. And just the type of beauty piece we are looking for as we march forward in the development of the farm. Take a look at these details from the website of designer, Heather Bullard.

Many of our students are very excited about adding chickens to the possibilities of the farm just because they appreciate them as animals. Once some of them (especially our first graders) realized that we will be adding eggs to the list of edibles our farm produces that excitement really intensified. Manure as compost is still creating more than a few wrinkled noses and skeptical looks but this is a process. Knowledge is a powerful thing and their poultry education is just beginning.

The cost of materials will probably be over $1,000 for the project. The rest will come from what designer Bullard identified as “sweat equity.” Anyone wanting to participate in the process, please email Farm Operations Director, Sarah Bernardi at sarah@wjfarm.org and/or Farm Executive Director, Frances Evangelista at frances.evangelista@dc.gov.


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