2017 Application for Grant Endowment from the Florida Permaculture Convergence

HEIDI'S CHICKENS

 

Heidi Embrey has a tiny postage stamp permacuture garden in the middle of the Indian River Lagoon in central Florida. She says where she lives in Edgewater is one of the most ecologically diverse areas per acre on the entire planet, although highly conventional municipal codes have restricted keeping chickens.

This recently changed, residents winning a petition revise code permitting up to 4 hens, under specific conditions. Even with the imposed restraints, it is a big breakthrough for sustainability and the opportunity to practice permaculture.

Residents are required to complete a certified cooperative extension course, and build a coop under specific guidelines for their flock of up to four hens, to comply with Edgwater’s code. This grant application will provide funds for Heidi’s start-up costs.

CODE CHANGES IN EDGEWATER

TO VOTE FOR THIS PROJECT

Send an email with your name and “Voting HEIDI’S CHICKENS” to VOTE@FLPERMACULTURECONVERGENCE.ORG