Ever considered raising chickens 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, according to a media release.
Dunedin city code says, however, that "chickens, geese, turkeys or other domestic fowl" may not roam at large "within any of the streets, parks, or other public places" or "upon the premises of any person other than the owner of such fowls."