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Duck Duck, Chicks? December Edible Garden Group topic.

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Duck, Duck, Chicks?

Tuesday, December 9

7:00 to 8:30 PM

Emma Andrews Library & Community Center, 77 Purchase St, Newburyport

Thinking about backyard poultry? Wondering whether ducks might be a better choice than chickens? Curious about adding ducks to your chicken flock? The topic for the December meeting of the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group is raising ducks and chickens too.

Join us on Tuesday, December 9th at 7 PM to learn about Joan Harwood's experiences raising mixed flocks with multiple breeds of ducks and chickens. She will talk to us about why she choose to raise both, what methods she uses and what she has learned. Joan lives in Newbury and has been growing and processing her own fruits and vegetables for years in a quest to live a healthier, more sustainable, resilient life. She is now raising ducks and chickens for both eggs and meat using organic practices. Joan is the owner of Rosie’s Market Garden in Newbury where she offers herb, vegetable, fruit and flower CSA's.

The meeting will be held at the charming Emma Andrews Library & Community Center, 77 Purchase Street, Newburyport, MA.

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at