Join us on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m-4 p.m., for a city-wide tour of Seattle’s backyard chicken coops and urban farms. Glean innovative ideas from resourceful neighbors who are incorporating animals and unique gardens into their home landscapes.
In this self-guided tour, you will see diverse urban farms with simple coops built in an afternoon to elaborate sites that took weeks or years of planning and building. In addition to seeing chickens and coops, you’ll also see how people are raising goats, honey bees, ducks, rabbits and growing organic gardens. Visit 50+ sites all over Seattle and beyond!
This is a fun summer outing for people of all ages, and the kids especially enjoy meeting the animals. All participants will be provided with a map of the sites and their accompanying descriptions. Specific neighborhood routes are suggested or you can choose your own adventure.
Stop by at any point during the tour to see the coops on display at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands as part of the Raise the Roost Design Build Competition, an event raising funds for Seattle Youth Garden Works by local members of Architects for Humanity and Architects Without Borders. After the tour, join us for an awards ceremony and celebration.
Tickets for the Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour are $12 each and $5 for kids, with discounts for groups, Seattle Tilth members and bicyclists. Buy tickets online at brownpapertickets.com/event/243673 or visit any of the following locations to purchase tickets in person:
Seattle Tilth office at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 4649 Sunnyside Ave N Ste 100 98103
City People’s Mercantile (Sand Point) weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 5440 Sand Point Way NE 98105
City People’s Garden Store (Madrona) Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 2939 E Madison St. 98122
Central Co-op (formerly Madison Market, Capitol Hill) daily, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; 1600 East Madison St. 98122
Next to Nature (West Seattle) Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 4543 California Ave SW 98116
Portage Bay Grange (U-District) Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 4110 Roosevelt Ave NE 98105
Walt’s Organic Fertilizer (Ballard) Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1528 NW Leary Way 98107
Tickets will be available until noon on July 14. Learn more about the event at our website: seattletilth.org/special_events/chickencoopurbanfarmtour2012, or preview the event on our Facebook page, facebook.com/events/165264536938834/. We look forward to seeing you there!