July 5

Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour this Saturday



Notice all those chickens around the neighborhood lately? You could meet a few this Saturday at Seattle Tilth’s annual tour of backyard chickens and urban farms.

Seattle Tilth has been organizing this community event for over a decade, originally to encourage people to raise chickens in the city. Since then, the event has expanded in both topic and turf to include urban and suburban sites, as well as a wide variety of animals and agricultural practices. Tour participants get face time with ducks, mini dairy goats, honey bees, geese and a couple sheep with (hopefully) new born lambs, even a cow and horse.

This year there are more than 50 sites (the map here only shows the ones in north Seattle). The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $12 each. A group or family up to seven can pay $35. There are discounts for Seattle Tilth members.

They can be purchased online here, or at City People’s Mercantile in Sand Point, 5440 Sand Point Way N.E.; City People’s Garden Store in Madrona, 2939 E. Madison St.; Portage Bay Grange in the U-District; 4110 Roosevelt Ave. N.E.; or Walt’s Organic Fertilizer in Ballard, 1528 N.W. Leary Way.

Or buy yours at the Seattle Tilth offices at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. #100.

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