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This Weekend: Chickens in Fruit Trees

No, this is not some kind of wacky

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parody, though we can't help but think of that pesky partridge in a pear tree. This weekend,

Greg "The Urban Farm Guy" Peterson
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is hosting two classes geared towards the permaculture newbie.

Learn how to plant and care for that proverbial pear tree this Saturday, February 12 at a Fruit Tree Class at Bakers Nursery, 3414 North 40th Street in Phoenix. The 2-hour course begins at 9:30.

Not sure how to fertilize your new fruity friend? On Sunday, Peterson's attention turns to raising chickens. The hands-on class includes instruction on feeding and care, plus how to tell a good egg from a bad one. Class will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 13 at The Urban Farm in Phoenix. A $15 donation is suggested for either class.

In case you're wondering what kind of outdoor nut spends his weekends with plants and birds instead of diddling with his Wii, Peterson has a pretty impressive pedigree. He has a Master's in Urban and Environmental Planning from ASU and regularly writes for the sustainability mag, Edible Phoenix.   

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