Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour returns this year with two stops in the Green Lake neighborhood.
The self-guided tour of backyard animals and gardens will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There are fifty urban and suburban sites on the tour. A wide variety of animals and agricultural practices are featured, including ducks, mini dairy goats, honey bees, geese, a cow, a horse, and a couple sheep with (hopefully) new born lambs.
The territory ranges from Edmonds to Renton, with sites in Issaquah and Duvall, and everywhere in between, including two in Green Lake: Green Lake Way N & N 53rd St and 8th Ave NE & NE 59th St. There is also a stop in Greenwood at Dayton Ave N & N 87th St.
“Using our map with descriptions of each site, you can choose your own adventure,” reads a press release about the tour. “Some highlights include a Coop Expo at the Rainier Beach Farm with several builders ready to show-off a variety of coops that are made-to-order, a certified organic garden-to-market project used for mental health therapy, a community garden with a large chicken coop for Asian immigrant elders, a chicken coop with a green roof, rain barrels and neighboring goats, and a diverse garden with bees, worm bins and medicinal plants used to make herbal tinctures and salves.”
Tickets for the Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour are available at Brown Paper Tickets. They are $12 each, with discounts for groups and families and Seattle Tilth members. After purchasing tickets, you will receive a map of host locations.