Last year one of the big political debates in Windsor, Ontario was about urban chickens and whether or not they should permitted within city limits. Council ultimately shot down the idea, but local food loves, Windsor Essex Community Supported Agriculture, are hosting a film screening of Mad City Chickens this Thursday, January 19, 2012, as part of Winter Bites Culinary Week. The idea is to keep the concept of urban chickens top of mind and inform and educate movie goers about the city living poultry in a fun and entertaining way.
The screening begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $10 per person. Even if you aren’t a supporter of urban chickens, this is a great way to help educate yourself on the idea all while taking in some entertainment on the cheap and helping a good cause. Money raised from this event will go to support the Windsor Essex Community Supported Agriculture group which are doing some great things in our region to help support growing naturally raised and healthy foods.
Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge—and even a mad professor and giant hen taking to the streets—it’s a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.