The Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop Tour is one of our favorite events of the year. It is an excellent time to let our little ladies shine in their awesome coop, meet lots of new friends, neighbors, and just to have a great time talking about all of the wonderful changes happening at Stone Soup Gardens. Are you coming?
Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
Saturday, July 16th, 10 am - 4 pm
Several neighborhoods across Seattle
Check out our awesome video from last year's coop tour!
Front Yard Sprucing
In 2014, our clients asked us to do a compete renovation on their backyard. We installed a stone patio, hugelculture beds, mushroom beds, and did a general clean up of the yard. This year, they asked to come back and do some sprucing in the front yard. While the yard is small, they've done a lovely job creating more interest in the front with the recent painting of the house.
To create more visual interest, we created a nice stone wall along both sides of the driveway. We added some new edibles such as huckleberry, blueberry, lingonberries, and mulberries. Not to mention artichokes, wild ginger, an Italian plum, lavender, echinacea, and more. This layering of plants will be a nice touch of color, and will also tie in nicely with the new house color. To finish, we added a new gate to the backyard and put in the trough for containing those wily herbs. A fun little project, to be sure.
To give a bit shade to the front porch, we added a cute little arbor and put in some evergreen huckleberry, ceanothus, and a daphne to create a layered color palette that will compliment the home. Stay tuned to watch how this little garden grows!
We are embracing the digital age here at Stone Soup Gardens with our mighty new Instagram Account. Come on over and follow us and see what we are up to. Photos from life, love, landscaping, hardscaping, permaculture, events, and more!
Bike Wheel Fence
Here is a fun one! We just completed this excellent addition to a chain link fence. We are using recycled bike wheel frames to create an arbor of sorts that will provide a bit more privacy between the neighbors' yards. It also adds an element of whimsy to an otherwise adorable little backyard garden. The owners love to entertain and have cocktail parties, and this bike wheel fence will be a definite conversation piece! We also retooled the stairs leading up into the garage and back garden area. We are still working on a few last minute touches, but it is coming together nicely!
Rainier Beach Neighborhood Garden Tour
Saturday, June 11, 2016
11 am - 2 pm FREE
We begin at the northeast corner of 66th and Ryan (10138 66th Ave S)
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to visit a variety of gardens in a walkable area focused toward the southern part of the neighborhood. Stone Soup Gardens has a featured garden with cisterns and a raingarden, don't miss this gem! A reception with music and snacks will follow. For more information, visit the Upper Rainier Beach Garden Tour Website or Facebook Page.
Sustainable Ballard Edible Garden Tour
Saturday, June 25, 2016
10 am - 3 pm $10/Adult at the event
Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW
Our goal is to educate and inspire folks to grow food by giving examples of creative uses of parking strips, containers, raised beds, bee houses, chicken coops, goats, fruit trees, berries and more! Meet the gardeners and ask questions. The tour includes more than a dozen gardens to explore within walking distance of the Ballard Community Center, including a lovely edible raingarden installed by Stone Soup Gardens. For more information visit the Sustainable Ballard Website.
Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Throughout Seattle - Purchase Tickets Here!
Stone Soup Gardens will be hosting again this year at one of our favorite events! Come and visit to see our fabulous coop, our lovely birds, and our continuously changing landscape. We'll feature hugelculture beds, edible landscaping, a cistern, arborduct, and a laundry greywater system. It is a great time to glean great ideas from creative neighbors who are incorporating animals and 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. For more information, visit the Seattle Tilth Website, and check out the feature about Stone Soup Gardens at last year's coop tour HERE.
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