Chicken coop and urban farm tour on Saturday

Notice all those chickens around the neighborhood lately? You could meet a few this Saturday at Seattle Tilth’s annual tour of backyard chickens and urban farms.

Seattle Tilth has been organizing this community event for over a decade, originally to encourage people to raise chickens in the city. Since then, the event has expanded in both topic and turf to include urban and suburban sites, as well as a wide variety of animals and agricultural practices. Tour participants get face time with ducks, mini dairy goats, honey bees, geese and a couple sheep with (hopefully) new born lambs, even a cow and horse.

This year there are more than 50 sites (the map here only shows the ones in north Seattle). The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $12 each. A group or family up to seven can pay $35. There are discounts for Seattle Tilth members.

They can be purchased online here, or at Walt’s Organic Fertilizer (1528 N.W. Leary W). Tickets are also available at City People’s Mercantile in Sand Point, 5440 Sand Point Way N.E.; City People’s Garden Store in Madrona, 2939 E. Madison St.; Portage Bay Grange in the U-District; 4110 Roosevelt Ave. N.E.

Or buy yours at the Seattle Tilth offices at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. #100.

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