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Chicks in the city

Friday, August 23, 2019 by Tai Moses

If you haven’t taken advantage of Austin Resource Recovery’s free chicken-keeping classes, you have another opportunity coming up this weekend. The city encourages people to keep chickens because not only do the fluffy little cluckers help keep food waste out of the landfill, their poop makes great fertilizer that enriches the soil. The class is part of the city’s Home Composting Rebate Program, so if you pay a Clean Community Fee on your utility bill you’ll qualify for a $75 rebate on a brand-new chicken coop or home composting system. When you attend the class, you can apply for the rebate (more details about that here). Sign up online for the free class this Sunday, Aug. 25, 10-11 a.m. at Mueller Farmers Market, 4209 Airport Blvd.

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