Ep. 55 Chickens at School

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends podcast, Jeannette Beranger and Patricia Foreman discuss the important  role that keeping poultry can play in our schools and education system.

Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their endeavors with rare breeds. She is co-author of the best-selling book “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds.”

Patricia Foreman is a sustainable agriculture author, local foods activist, and popular speaker. She (and her co-presenter, chicken celebrity Oprah Hen-Free) has presented workshops and book signings at major national festivals and conferences across the United States. She is the author of City Chicks. To help “Chick Start America,” she developed the Backyard Chicken Keeper Certification course. Foreman graduated from Purdue University with degrees in animal science and pharmacy. She has a master’s of public affairs from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Classroom Incubation Kit

Our storytime book is How Chicks are Born by Bruce Grant, Published by Rand McNally, 1967.

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Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Charlotte French
Music by Zack Slaten

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