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!
The media blitz isn't over yet. Check out this awesome spot of us highlighting the 2015 Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour. I love my job!
Q13 FOX News Spot - Gardening with Tim
Come one, come all and see Stone Soup Gardens coop! We will be hosting this year and have lots of new elements in our yard to explore. Hugelculture beds, bike wheel arbors, a kiwi arbor, mushroom beds, a newly installed cistern, and a laundry greywater system, not to mention all of our wonderfully edible native plants!
Purchase your tickets today! See you on Saturday, July 11th!
This month Stone Soup Gardens Chicken Coop is featured in the Seattle Tilth Way to Grow Newsletter, and on the Seattle Tilth blog!! Emma and I were interviewed about keeping a flock of lovely ladies in the city in their 'Portrait of an Urban Farmer' feature. It's just in time for the Tilth Coop Tour!
Our coop will be included in this year's tour. If you made it last year, you know we installed raised hugelcultur beds, showcased our massive mushroom patch, and had a food forest scavenger hunt! This year we will be featuring our new cistern and kiwi arbor, a new paint job on the house, as well as our newly installed greywater system from washing machine to mushroom patch. We've also installed lots of new edible plants in the yard, and would love to show you our fabulous new feathered friends. Be sure to stop by and say hello while you take your trip on the Seattle Tilth Urban Farm and Coop Tour!
WHAT: Seattle Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour
WHEN: July 11, 2015
WHERE: Various locations throughout Seattle
For more information, visit Seattle Tilth!
Do have your tickets yet? Get tickets today!
After a robust day on Friday of finishing touches for our yard and chicken coop, we were ready to roll for the 10am start time of the Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour. It was an unusual 90 degree day on Saturday, but Stone Soup Gardens had a wonderful turn out! We were leading tour groups through the garden and coop all day. It was great to talk permaculture with so many different folks, and to have them be so engaged with the urban farm aesthetic.
A big thank you to the Tilth team who puts the event on every year. It's a fun event to be a part of, and an exciting way to introduce people to new and old ideas about gardening, permaculture, and chickens. Did you miss the tour? Check out the photos below for a look at Stone Soup Gardens headquarters!
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!
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