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Take an urban farm tour this weekend

Posted by Kate Bergman on July 11th, 2012

On Saturday, July 14, Seattle Tilth is hosting a chicken coop and urban farm tour, with several stops in Wallingford and surrounding neighborhoods. The tour includes 50 families in total who will showcase their coops and/or farms, allowing participants to get up close and personal with chickens, ducks, quail, geese, rabbits mini dairy goats, honey bees, a pig, and even cows and horses (in farms just outside the city).

From Seattle Tilth:

The sites are diverse. Many incorporate salvaged materials and inspiring display of resourcefulness. Coops range from minimalist to elaborate and are designed by both amateurs and professional coop builders. Come see a commercial veggie farm in the city, a New Orleans style row house coop, Seattle 4-H club headquarters with bunnies and chickens, a container garden in an office building, an urban farm school for preschoolers with chickens and a pig, solar-powered automatic doors, converted dog kennels, outdoor hydroponics and an urban farm bed and breakfast.

The tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tickets ($12 for adults, $5 for kids) can be bought online or in Wallingford at the Seattle Tilth office at the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N Ste 100). You can see the photo preview on Seattle Tilth’s Facebook page.



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