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Upcoming events

 
 

 

We offer presentations about the animals used in our food system as well as chicken care classes.

Please contact info@clorofil.org if you want to schedule an event at your venue.

Humane education

Interested in learning more about farmed animals?

We offer a variety of talks to schools, summer camps, libraries, and community centers on the following topics:

  • Chickens and egg industry

  • Cows and dairy industry

  • Impact of animal agriculture on our planet (a favorite with high schools)

  • The life of farm animals (for younger kids)

The talks cover the ethical, environmental, social, and health impacts of animal agriculture. They are age-appropriate and the content and length can be customized to your needs.

 

Here are our popular talks:

  • A Hen's Tale: From a Battery Cage to Playing Cards
    Come and listen to the story of Marjo, a laying hen rescued from a factory farm who learned to play cards. Learn how chickens make great pets and what is involved in keeping them in your backyard.
     

  • The Cost of Milk: Stories from the Dairy Industry
    Learn about the social life of cows and the reality of the dairy industry. There will be an interesting discussion about the impact of milk on the planet, our health and the animals.
     

  • The Myth of Humane and Sustainable Meat
    Learn about our food system and the animals we eat. Let's look at the commercial beef, pork, chicken, and fish industries. We will discuss food labeling and welfare, as well as the current relevant legislation and policies. While exploring the environmental, social, and health impacts of industrial farming, we will try to answer the question : Can animal agriculture ever be humane and sustainable?

Please contact info@clorofil.org for more information.

The knowledge you shared was a perfect fit for the age range of our campers and although it’s certainly a challenging subject to learn about, you approached it with tact, humor and enthusiasm. We couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience.

- Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Clorofil’s thoughtful and insightful presentations on chickens opened many students eyes and hearts to the reality of who chickens are and the lives that far too many of them face in factory farming. Isabelle skillful invites the students to learn and to ask questions about what differences they can make through their own actions.  

- Santa Cruz county animal shelter

Isabelle’s lecture on the Dairy Industry was very enlightening. She covered so many aspects related to the subject, including cows as living beings, the effect of the dairy industry on the environment and food alternatives to dairy products. The subject was well researched and everyone learned something new.

- Palo Alto JCC

 

 

Chicken care classes

New to backyard chickens or experienced keeper?

Come and join us at one of the following classes:

  • Gearing up for pet chickens
    Thinking of having pet chickens? Don't know if they are right for you? This class will show you what is involved in keeping them in your backyard, and teach you the basic requirements like housing, food, and maintenance. It will help you get ready for the arrival of these new pets in your family.

  • Happy & healthy pet chickens
    You have pet chickens and want to learn how to keep them happy and healthy. This class will show you how to enrich your backyard, introduce new chickens to your flock, perform health checks, and treat some common injuries and illnesses.

I found your presentation a wonderful blend of enthusiastically positive and down-to-earth realistic.

I needed this information 23 years ago!  

I feel more confident about how to prep for many situations.

I love how everything was easy to understand. Great visuals. Lots of good information without being overwhelming.

Isabelle has very good knowledge. All is expressed in a very understandable way. Excellent class. Happy to have the detailed paperwork as well.

Great new information that will enable me to give better care to my flock.

 

 

Consultations

We offer private consultations at your home or our micro-sanctuary:

  • Chicken coop advice (placement, predator proofing...)

  • Chicken health check demonstration

  • Answer your chicken questions

Please contact info@clorofil.org for more information.