Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


Getting Started With Chickens

Saturday, January 27th
from 10:00am to 12:00pm
in the Gardens Meeting Room

So you want to raise chickens?

Back by popular demand—this workshop will help you take the first steps to having your own backyard farm! Instructor Ben Nicholson's love of raising chickens can be traced back to his upbringing on the family farm in the Santa Clara Valley. This class will provide you with the basic knowledge on how to get started and what to expect. Ben will teach how to plan the perfect chicken coop, choose the best chickens for your home, and care for your chickens for optimum health and egg production. 

Top 10 reasons to keep backyard chickens:

  1. Fresh, organic, non-GMO, and cruelty-free eggs!
  2. Educational value for you and your family
  3. Free fertilizer
  4. Weed and pest control
  5. Cut down on food waste – chickens love kitchen scraps
  6. Cut down on “food miles” – eat hyper-local
  7. A move toward self-sustainability
  8. A chance to save heritage breeds
  9. Keeping chickens is a recognized source of therapy
  10. Entertainment value – the pecking order can be as dramatic as your favorite soap opera

Class size is limited. Sign up by phoning in your payment at 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or reserve your spot in person at The Garden Store at MCBG.


Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Location: Gardens Meeting Room

Instructor: Ben Nicholson

Payment Information: Class size is limited; cost is $20 for MCBG Members and Master Gardeners and $30 for non-members (includes Gardens admission for the day). Payment is due upon sign-up. Please note, all workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop has been canceled or rescheduled by the Gardens. Reserve your space by phoning 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or just stop by The Garden Store at MCBG.


Contact: The Garden Store

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext 16