DENVER URBAN HOMESTEADING

Denver Chicken Coop Tour 2014 Calendar

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Swaps. It makes a great holiday gift.

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Fall Events:

Colorado Honey Festival - Saturday, September 20, 2014 from noon to 4pm.  If you have a bee product or service contact us about participating.

Denver Chicken Coop Tour - Saturday, October 4, 2014.  If you want to show off your coop contact us about participating.

Honey Extraction.  We do honey extraction in our commercial kitchen during September.  .75/lb with a $25 minimum and we keep the cappings.

 

 

Why we DO NOT support the GMO initiative, called the "Right to Know Colorado" law.  Obviously Denver Urban Homesteading and its farmers do not support the use of genetically modified food.  And we support the concept of labeling.  However, this law has no exception for small markets.  We will have to follow the same rules as multi-billion dollar supermarket corporations what with labeling, keeping affidavits, etc. AND WE CANNOT DO IT!  Anyone who has come into our market knows we operate on a shoestring, and we fear that the shoestring will break if we are forced to hire another person to make sure we comply with this law.  Or maybe we should just give up the free Chicken Swaps, Honey Festival, etc. so I can spend my time labeling instead.  Additionally, a violation is a criminal offense.  That's a lot of risk for a husband-wife team.  Those who have followed our travails know that we challenge government over raw milk issues, re-use of egg carton issues, and now (for the last four years) intellectual property issues, and we do it to benefit our customers and to benefit society.  But this law will give a vengeful bureaucrat one more tool in his or her arsenal to use against us when our next challenge comes up.

 

BTW, I have spoken to the owners of several small ethnic markets where we shop who are opposed to this law.  Obamacare doesn't kick in until you have 50 employees, and the ADA until you have 15.  But this initiative will require labeling by every blessed soul who sells food in this state.  Maybe it is time to come up with a labeling law that will not crush the many small markets in this state, otherwise we risk driving markets like ours out of business leaving us to rely even more on giant supermarkets and big agriculture.  My Russian wife, who was born and raised in the USSR, told me that even the Communists didn't try to regulate farmers markets.  - James Bertini

 

PS  An attorney named Trey Rogers who is a partner in a giant law firm who claims he helped write the initiative attacked my position in the Denver Post.  Mr. Rogers says it is really no big deal to find out which foods need labeling, which foods actually have GMOs, to keep track of all of them and then to do the labeling, including labeling of vegetables.  So would Mr. Rogers donate a few hours a week to do all this at our small market so we don't have to hire another worker to do it?  We think not.  Mr. Rogers says that we don't have to worry because we can rely on manufacturers and distributors for GMO information.  But the law says retailers are responsible.  I think Mr. Rogers is full of organic manure.

 

 

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Questions? You can reach us at james@denverurbanhomesteading.com or by calling 303 825-0231.   ALL SPRING CLASSES HAVE SEATS AVAILABLE AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2013.

HOW TO REGISTER
A.  PAY BY CHECK
Print Registration Form and send to 415 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80204 along with a check made out to Denver Urban Homesteading. .

B. PAY BY CASH

At Denver Urban Homesteading whenever we are open.

 

C.  PAY WITH A CREDIT or DEBIT CARD USING PAYPAL

No need to fill out Registration Form.  Just choose a class from the menu and click on "Buy Now" button, pay using PayPal system (price includes PayPal Fees)

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL ASSUME YOU WANT THE NEXT CLASS IN TIME AFTER YOU PAY, AND I WILL SEND YOU A RECEIPT (UNLESS YOU REGISTER THE DAY BEFORE AND I DON'T HAVE TIME TO SEND IT).  IF YOU WANT A DIFFERENT CLASS, EMAIL ME OR RESPOND TO THE EMAIL RECEIPT AND WE WILL GET YOU INTO THE CLASS YOU WANT.

 

ALSO, NEW PAYPAL OPERATIONS MAKE IT HARD FOR YOU TO PAY FOR TWO STUDENTS FOR THE SAME CLASS, ONE AFTER THE OTHER, AS THEIR SYSTEM THINKS YOU HIT THE PAY BUTTON TWICE BY MISTAKE.  YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A FEW HOURS TO SIGN UP A SECOND PERSON.  WE WILL TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY AROUND THIS, BUT UNDERSTAND WE ARE A LOW BUDGET OPERATIONS AND THE DIRECTOR OF I.T. IS MY WIFE, IRINA.

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REGISTRATION MISCELLANEOUS

Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prepayment of class fees in full is required at the time you sign-up to reserve your space.

All materials fees are due IN CASH and are collected at the beginning of the class by the teacher.
The following contact information is required for all students: Name, Contact Phone(s) and E-mail Address.
By signing up, you are saying that you have read this entire page, including our refund policy directly below.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

We do our best to help impart this knowledge to you at a low cost; please be considerate.  So this means that if you can't make it to class, we will try to get you into another one, but we do not guarantee it.  It means that you can't bring two people for one fee (although we do give half-price admission to children if space justifies it, something that is not always predictable).

CLASS LOCATION
Unless otherwise specified, all classes are held at
Denver Urban Homesteading at 200 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80223 at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.   Please research & print out directions before the day of the class, as you may not be able to reach someone by phone on the day of class.  There is plenty of street parking, although you can't always park in front of the building.  As a common sense reminder, please don't leave any valuables in view in your car.

CLASS TIMES
Start times on classes are absolute. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early so that we can all start together. Class end times are approximate and can run a half hour longer or shorter. Please plan accordingly.

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CLASS
As much as we love pets, some people are allergic to them, so we have to ask that you leave them at home. Also, please do not show up for the class with any additional people (that includes husbands, wives, babies or small children). Unexpected guests often cause distractions that are not appreciated by paying students.

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