Saturday, July 12, the Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour will take place, and Stone Soup Gardens coop will be on the tour! What better opportunity to visit neighbors and other folks who are creatively incorporating animals and unique gardens into their home landscapes.
In this self-guided tour, you will see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon and elaborate finely-crafted coops that took weeks of planning and building. See what accommodations are needed for keeping miniature goats, ducks, mason bees, honey bees and bunnies. There are sites all around Seattle, including NW, NE, West Seattle, SE, and Central.
This year, Stone Soup Gardens took place on a panel of awesome people who helped select the 25 best urban farms for Seattle Tilth! Prizes will be awarded and tourists will be able to choose the "People's Choice" Award for their favorite urban farm. Come on the Chicken Coop Tour and use your voting power!
You will need a ticket for this unique adventure. Tickets are available HERE or HERE, online or at retail locations. A ticket will provide you with a map of the locations, as well as a sticker which shows that you are a paying attendee of the Coop Tour. Sign up today and we'll see you at the Coop!
At the end of last year, Stone Soup Gardens had the pleasure of being chosen to create new urbanite retaining walls at the Judkins Park P-Patch. The walls were part of a larger vision the community and the Department of Neighborhoods had for the P-Patch, and they wanted someone skilled with using recycled materials for the job. (See previous post HERE.)
This year, the Department of Neighborhoods and the folks at the P-Patch came back and asked us to install a community patio space, as well as a space for ADA accessible raised garden beds at the Norman St entrance to the P-Patch.
We've been busy for the last week working on this project, and we are excited to share with you how things are shaping up! Take a look below to see the newly laid patio space, and the finishing of our retaining walls. Next up, ground cover installation and a hand-made inlay welcoming you to Judkins P-Patch. Check back, there are more photos to come!
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