By Amanda Boyle, Events and Volunteer Manager
Tour Urban Farms
Hi y’all! It’s Amanda here, the new events and volunteer manager at Seattle Tilth. I wanted to tell you about an awesome event coming up on Saturday, July 13; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Our self-guided Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour will be a fantastic display of the most creative, innovative, sustainable and inspiring coops around the city! The most amazing thing about this tour is seeing the amount of dedication these farmers have to their land, no matter the size.
Perhaps you’re wondering, “What the heck is a self-guided chicken coop tour??!” It means that we’ve hand-selected the coops, but you get to pick the order and the parts of town to explore based on your interests — you are your own guide and can travel at your own pace!
Meet City Critters
On an intro tour of our urban farms, I was able to meet these energetic hosts who clearly had so much knowledge about gardening and care for their animals. On a site visit to Jennie Grant’s “Goat Justice League,” I experienced not only proper animal care but also an amazing feat of engineering. In her backyard space in Madrona, she created a two-story haven for her two goats to sleep, eat and play. As she says, “While goats are curious, affectionate and produce milk, they are a tremendous amount of work and responsibility.” Come and see her “city goats” at play, and learn about her experiences raising them.
Beyond goats, tour-goers will have the opportunity to see many varieties of chickens and chicken coops, as well as ducks, quail, geese, rabbits, honey bees, mason bees, a pig and even a horse — sure to inspire you into creating an urban farm space of your own! Bring your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors and travel via bike, bus or car to these various locations around town.
Get Tickets & See Photos
Visit our website to learn more, join the Facebook event, invite your friends and enjoy a sneak peek at some of this year’s sites. Tickets for the tour are $12 each and $5 for kids, with discounts for groups, Seattle Tilth members and bicyclists.