Chick Talk (...the backyard variety)

October 23, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Curious about our town’s recent hot “chicken” topic? Come to Durand-Hedden at 2:00 p.m to find out the true facts -both positive and negative -on keeping backyard chickens. Montclair tea salon owner Grace Chow Grund will introduce two “girls” from her flock and share information on the basics of poultry care, the cost, the equipment and space required, sources and what to do if the effort doesn’t work. There is a long history of raising chickens in Maplewood extending from our agrarian past up through the mid-20th c. until the practice declined on its own in the 1950’s. The jury is out as to whether or not this phenomenon will enjoy a popular return to our suburb.

From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. visitors will also be able to view the exhibit, The Maplewood Woman’s Club: A Century of Service to Country and Community and stroll the grounds of Grasmere Park. The Country Store will be open with its unique selection of souvenirs and books.

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Farming and Industry

Next Event

January 23, 2022, 2:00 PM

Backyard Birding 101

Join Durand-Hedden via Zoom at 2pm to learn about the many birds that winter in New Jersey and find out how to get started in birding, including being able to correctly identify birds and how to set up a citizen science project in your backyard. The presentation will be virtual only. The House and Country Store will not be open.

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Meeting Details:
URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84983255059
Meeting ID: 849 8325 5059


Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.


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