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Learn how to raise your own rabbits, poultry, aquaponic fish

The Pittsboro-based Abundance Foundation is offering a series of do-it-yourself food-related workshops starting this month covering such topics as raising rabbit for meat, backyard poultry, brewing kombucha and an introduction to aquaponics.
The Pittsboro-based Abundance Foundation is offering a series of do-it-yourself food-related workshops starting this month covering such topics as raising rabbit for meat, backyard poultry, brewing kombucha and an introduction to aquaponics. MCT

The Pittsboro-based Abundance Foundation is offering a series of do-it-yourself food-related workshops starting this month.

The workshops include:

▪ Raising rabbits for meat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14. Instructors are Mary Demare and Dan Shields of Fatty Owl Farm in Pittsboro. Prices range from $40 for the class, $80 for class plus learning to process (students take home the rabbit they process.)

(Fatty Owl Farm is trying to raise $10,000 via barnraiser to build a state-approved rabbit processing facility. They have raised $7,200 so far but are taking contributions until March 21. Info: nando.com/rabbit).

▪ All about Aquaponics, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 21. Instructors Mike Yablonski and Rachel Tinker-Kulberg will show students how to build their own backyard system to grow fish and plants symbiotically in a re-circulating, soil-less environment, without the need of chemical fertilizers. Price: $45.

▪ Brew your own Kombucha, 9 a.m.-Noon May 2. Instructor Grant Ruhlman will teach students how to brew their own kombucha, a fermented tea beverage. Price: $35.

▪ Backyard Poultry, 1-5 p.m. May 9. Instructors Audrey Williams and Amy Crawford will share the basics for raising your own backyard flock of chickens. Price: $35.

For more information and to register, go to abundancenc.org.

Weigl: 919-829-4848;

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