Education is part of our job.
We hold classes on topics relevant to our customers and our community, to help people effectively adopt green lifestyle choices. We usually hold classes in the store, but some are field trips to places of interest. We can also come to your group to offer classes and talks on topics of interest -- please email us for more information.
Going Green Class Policy
Pre-registration with payment is required before the class, so that our teachers can plan ahead. Register in person at The Going Green Store or call us at 740.963.9644 to register by credit card. Classes will be held with a designated minimum number of participants. If we must cancel, we will notify you at least 48 hours before the scheduled class time, and a refund or credit toward future classes will be provided. Classes are small to keep it personal, so space is limited. If there is still room, you may register up until the time of the class.
20% of the proceeds from class fees will be donated to local charities working on health, local food and environmental issues.
Backyard Chickens 101
Join us in January & February 2016 to learn about backyard chickens! Dr. Joe Latshaw of Latshaw Apiaries will lead this 4 session series that will prepare you to start your first flock or take better care of your layers. This class will primarily focus on the basics of raising chickens for eggs, but we will also touch on raising broilers, turkeys, ducks and geese.
January 21 - Selecting the Right Type of Poultry to Raise
January 28 - Providing Housing for Your Feathered Friends
February 4 - What Do I Feed the Fowl?
February 11 - General Insights for Keeping Your Fowl Happy and Healthy
The class will be held at The Going Green Store, Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The cost for 4 sessions is $100. You must pre-register with payment to attend; space is limited. Register in person at The Going Green Store or call us at 740-963-9644 to register by credit card. The registration deadline is January 7th. 20% of the proceeds from class fees will be donated to local charities working on health, local food and environmental issues.
About the Instructor:
Joe Latshaw tagged along with his father, a poultry nutritionist at OSU, for many years learning about all types of birds. Joe started hatching and raising his own chickens at a young age and was a frequent winner at the Franklin County and Ohio State Fairs. While pursuing his own education in genetics, Joe often applied the information to his birds as well. Now, Joe keeps a small flock of chickens for fun and enjoys teaching others how to raise and care for their own birds.
A sampling of classes we have offered in the past:
with Dawn Combs
Demystifying the Natural Health Aisle
Converting to a Natural Medicine Chest
Planning & Caring for the Herbal Garden
How to Make Your Own Herbal Medicines