Staunton Parks and Recreation Offering Urban and Rural Survival Classes through July

Living off the land classes being taught by Jen Grassler

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STAUNTON, VA (07/11/2011)(readMedia)-- The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department is still taking registrations for class located in the Urban and Rural Survival section of the department brochure. The classes that are taking place in July are: Got Milk?, Backyard Chickens, Whole and Healthy Bread Baking, DIY Pasta Making, Low Energy Preservation and a Canning Seminar. The "Got Milk?" class will teach how to use pure cow and goat milk to make yogurt, quick cheeses (like ricotta), ice-cream and custard. The class is scheduled for July 14th from 10am -12 noon at Montgomery Hall Park. The price is $19. The other class scheduled for July 14th is Backyard Chickens. This class is dedicated to teaching homesteaders how to raise a backyard flock of chickens. Participants will learn about feeding, housing, land and health needs. More specifically,how to choose the right breed for your needs-egg laying, meat, or dual purpose will be discussed. This class is designed for those living outside the City limits of Staunton. This class on July 14th will be held from 6-8pm at Montgomery Hall Park. The cost is $19 and real chickens will be present.

Please find Urban and Rural Survival flyer attached to this press release. To find us quickly on Google type "Staunton Revolution 2.0" into your search engine. For more information or to register call 540-332-3945. The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department can accept credit card payments over the phone.