Seattle Tilth announces a self-guided Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour, to be held Saturday July 9th from 10am – 4pm.

Apparently, Seattle has become known as a national hot spot for chickens and urban farms.   And you want to go to there!  Oh wait, we’re already here.  Good for us!

The tour offers a chance to visit with neighbors who keep chickens and are creating “urban farms” right here in the city.  Take a look at how people incorporate animals and food production into their home landscape.  It’s a self-guided tour throughout Seattle neighborhoods, including Wallingford.  You’ll see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon, as well as elaborate set-ups that took weeks to complete.   See how chickens, goats, ducks and honey bees live together with people in an urban environment.  You’ll also get to see productive organic gardens, fruit orchards, water catchment devices, solar and cob construction… even awesome garden art.

Soon, Seattle Tilth will offer maps for the self-guided tour.  Tour participants are welcome to visit all sites, or tour by neighborhood – specifics will be announced later.  If you are interested and want to be notified when it’s possible to purchase a map for this tour, please email [email protected]

Show off your coop and urban farm

Why are we writing about this tour so early?  There are still host spots available!  Seattle Tilth is seeking additional hosts to add to the tour, particularly folks with interesting  coop designs, varied chicken breeds, goat, duck, bee, and rabbit raising, and sustainable urban farming aspects that fascinate and intrigue.  Download Seattle Tilth’s Host Application, and return it to [email protected] by Friday, May 27, with 3-5 photos of your coop and urban farm.  You can be famous!  Or infamous, whichever you prefer.

Get full details here, and we’ll see ya out there on the 9th of July.  Happy trekking.

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