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Mad City Chickens Screens Today at ASU. And It's Free!

In the world of urban farming, there's one wing to rule them all and that wing is attached to the chicken. Despite some irresponsibility in the urban coop movement, overall, when done right, raising chickens at home can be a great, sustainable way to bring you closer to knowing where your food is coming from. Well, if you want to learn more about tending to a flock of your own, check out the documentary Mad City Chickens for free tonight at ASU.

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The Valley Permaculture Alliance is hosting the free screening of the documentary described as "a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chicken raising." Interviews in the film show both newbies and pros going through the urban chicken farming process. The event will also feature a Q&A after the film with the VPA if you have something specific to ask about your fowl set-up.

Sure, Mad City Chickens takes a more fun approach to the typical documentary style, but that doesn't mean the topic itself isn't serious. See for yourself at Wrigley Hall on the ASU Tempe Campus at 6 p.m. tonight for free. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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