The 6th annual Chicks in the City,  a daylong symposium on how to begin and care for your own flock of happy, healthy backyard chickens, is March 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center¸ 231 Sycamore St.

The rapid growth of urban farming and the desire for healthy eating led the Wylde Center to offer this full plate of classes that engage and inspire both the curious and committed audience. Presenters include Walter Reeves, Dr. Carol Tobias, Joey Zeigler and more. Topics will include breeds, coop design, predator proofing, chickens 102, farm life in the city, baby chicks, and health and wellness.

Tickets are $50 for Wylde Center membes, $60 for the general public. Complimentary coffee and treats provided by Revolution Donuts. To register and find more information, visit wyldecenter.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.