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From Urban Homesteading to Miniature Crafting & Personal Safety--We've Got It This Week!

IMPACT Personal Safety

Fresh City Life My Branch has many offerings to help you feed and grow both your body and mind this week!

On Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Smiley Branch, join Sundari Kraft, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading, and learn what urban homesteading is, how it looks in Denver, and how you can get started!

Saturday: Design Your Home Library or Create Your Urban Homestead

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading

This Saturday, join Fresh City Life My Branch for one of these special events! The Colorado Authors Series presents Sundari Kraft, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading, or learn how to arrange your home library with Thatcher Wine from Juniper Books.

Aspiring urban homesteaders! Gather at the Schlessman Family Branch at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14 to get started with Sundari Kraft. With her book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly — and save money and time — in an urban environment.

Are You Chicken?

backyard chickens

Raising backyard chickens (and ducks and goats) just became a lot easier in Denver thanks to a recent City Council vote.

The Food Producing Animals ordinance took effect June 24th and allows residents to raise 8 chickens or ducks and 2 dwarf goats after obtaining a one-time license.  See the details here.  Curious about the potential joys and pitfalls of having backyard livestock?  Grab your overalls and get started with these great resources.

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Coming This Week: Knitting, Needle Felting, Chickens, and More!

ABC of Poultry Raising

Whether you're interested in crafts, safe driving, helping others by donating blood, or learning how you can keep chickens in your yard, Fresh City Life My Branch has something for you this week!

There are several options for you crafty folks. On Tuesday, March 1 at 10 a.m., the Bear Valley Branch will be hosting Sit 'n Knit, a group sure to please any fiber maven. Both experienced knitters and beginners are welcome to share their knowledge and learn something new. Fiber hosts are Kathy Orth and Charlotte Updike.

The Buzz on Beekeeping & Honey

Bees

Join staff from DenverBee.org on Saturday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library as they talk about their experience with and love of beekeeping and honey. Participate in a honey tasting! It will be the Bee's Knees! Learn more about having your own hive!

Eat What You Grow

If you love gardening, and you love eating, nothing is better than growing your own food. Denver Urban Homesteading is an organization that offers classes and agricultural activities for everyone!

Want to know more about backyard chickens? Be sure to read all about it on Gwen's blog!

Backyard Chickens

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Backyard chicken farming is all the rage.  Whether you are ready to fully embrace the urban homesteading movement or just want a few fresh eggs, it's not that hard to raise your own chickens.

Before you get started, you will want to be aware of Denver's zoning ordinances and fees for chickens.  If these don't sound too daunting, there are a few other things to consider and the Library has lots of books that can help you out.  Be sure to do your homework before you buy your chickens!  

Check out coop design plans if you're interested in building your own coop. 

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