Asiila Imani is a mother, midwife, doula, and writer who home schools and teaches language arts to children in her community. For the past five years she’s been trying her hand at backyard gardening, getting involved with community gardening as well as permaculture. Two years ago she began raising chickens out back of her house.
Beyond Halal: Why did you decide to start keeping chickens?
Asiila Imani: A member of our jamah, Brother Ebraheem, a serious DIYer, bought five chicks for fresh homegrown eggs. He knew that we too are striving to live as organically and pure as we can, so he suggested we do the same. And, since we all homeschool, what a wonderful experience it would be for our children! [Read more…]