This is your chance to visit folks who are keeping chickens and creating urban farms in the Seattle area. On Saturday, July 12, glean great ideas from creative neighbors who are 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. Enjoy a unique and inspiring urban adventure!
Seattle Tilth has been hosting this event, or a version of it, since the 90s. This year, a panel has selected the best 25 urban farms. Panelists include Seattle Tilth educators, Rachel Duthler from Danny Woo Community Garden, Jessi Bloom from NW Bloom, Kevin Scott-Vandenberge fromPortage Bay Grange, and Jake Harris from Stone Soup Gardens. Prizes will be awarded and tourists will be able to choose the "People's Choice" award.
Did you know that Seattle is a national hot spot for chicken coops and urban farms? See for yourself! Or, if you are a gardener or urban farmer, learn some tricks from others by going on the Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour this year.
Tickets & Maps
You can also purchase tickets at various Seattle businesses:
Seattle Tilth Main Office: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 100
Walt's Organic Fertilizer: 1528 NW Leary Way
Portage Bay Grange: 4110 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle Farm Co-op: 1817 S. Jackson St.
Individuals = $12
Seattle Tilth Members or Bicyclists= $10
Youth (ages 4-15) = $5
Groups/Family (3-6 people) = $35
Groups/Family Seattle Tilth Members or Group of Bicyclists= $30
Age 3 and Under = Free
After purchasing your ticket you will receive a map of the locations on the tour. There will also be an accompanying google map link of all routes and a sticker. Please wear your sticker on event day, as that signifies to the owner that you have purchased a ticket to the tour.
Show Off Your Style
Check out chickens and urban farms in your very own coop tour event t-shirt -- new this year! We have men's (SM-XXL), women's (SM-XL) and kids tees (XS-Med). Adult sizes are $18.25 + tax & shipping. Kids tees are $10 + tax & shipping.