Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture to host hen workshops

Friday, February 5, 2010 | 10:58 a.m. CST; updated 6:54 p.m. CST, Friday, February 5, 2010

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture will hold two workshops discussing the city’s new ordinance allowing hens to be raised in urban areas. The workshops will address what the new law entails, how to raise hens properly and what the advantages to raising hens are.

The first of the two workshops will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17, and the second will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 20. Both workshops will be held at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, 214 St. Joseph St.

Columbia City Council amended code on Feb. 1 to allow up to six hens per tract of land. Owners are required to keep chickens in an enclosure and may not use the hens for commercial reasons.

The center asks attendees to donate $5 to $20 for the class. All proceeds will go to the center, which works to improve Columbians’ access to healthy food by supporting local producers and advocating for policies that encourage health and sustainability.


To register or learn more about the workshops, e-mail Caroline Hargrove at, or the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture at

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