See Seattle’s Urban Farms!
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 the city, including NW, NE, West Seattle, SE, Central, as well as NE & SE outside of Seattle. Enjoy a unique and inspiring urban adventure!
Seattle Tilth has been hosting this event, or a version of it, since the 90’s. This year, a panel has selected the best 25 urban farms. Panelists include Seattle Tilth educators, Jessi Bloom from NW Bloom, Rachel Duthler from Danny Woo Community Garden, Jake Harris from Stone Soup Gardens, Charmaine Slaven from Seattle Farm Co-op, and Kevin Scott-Vanderberg fromPortage Bay Grange. 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
The last day to purchase tickets online to receive a mailed map is Wednesday, July 10. After that, a google maps version of the route will be provided to ticket-buyers.
You can also buy your ticket at these Seattle locations:
City People’s Garden Store
City People’s Mercantile
Next to Nature
Portage Bay Grange **Sponsor**
Walt’s Organic Fertilizer Co
Seattle Tilth Office
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
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
Ages 3 and under = Free