Hey! Jake Harris of Stone Soup Gardens was featured on the Seattle Channel! Watch the video to find out more about what the Tilth Edible Plant Sales have to offer, including classes, native plants, organic vegetable starts, and camaraderie with your gardening community! Learn how easy it is to grow your own garden, and how effective it can be in creating a collective impact on our lovely Puget Sound. One raingarden, one vegetable garden, and one cistern at a time!
The next Tilth Plant Sale is in May, you can find out more on our Education Page, or by visiting the Seattle Tilth Website.
Tilth Plant Sale
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and hold chickens at the Spring Tilth Plant Sale at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. It was a wild weather day, but we had a great time! Jake and Lola were also featured in an upcoming segment on the Seattle Channel. Stay tuned for more information!
Q13 Fox News features Jake and Emma
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
2015 COOP TOUR!!!
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!
Seattle Tilth - Way to Grow
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!
Seattle Tilth Chicken Cuddling
One of Stone Soup Gardens favorite events of the year is our chicken cuddling fest at the Seattle Tilth May Plant Sale. It's a wonderful time to bring out the ladies for a little TLC, and introduce them to a burgeoning community of urban farmers. This year was particularly wonderful, as the weather was sunny, we had lots of friends old and new to talk with, and as usual, everyone left with a garden full of deliciousness that benefits Seattle Tilth and gardens city-wide.
Thank you Seattle Tilth for all that you do, and thanks to all that came by for a cuddle!
Harvest Fair Photos
We had a wonderful time at Harvest Fair! The weather was awesome, the people were bountiful, and our birds were very busy being held and greeted by the fair goers. What a wonderful way to celebrate harvest time. Seattle Tilth is a great organization and has a knack for bringing the Seattle community together. If you were able to stop by our booth at the harvest fair, thanks for coming out! If not, we hope to see you next year.
It's that fabulous time of year again! The chickens and I always look forward to the Harvest Fair. It is such a pleasure to connect with our great community of friends, and to meet new faces! Stop by our booth, say hello, and hold a chicken!
A Fabulous Coop Tour for All!
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!
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