Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tickets on sale today for inaugural "Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour"

Blonder ItalienerImage via WikipediaHooray, Chickens in the Yard (CITY) is hosting Salem's first-ever "Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour!"
Looking for a fun, inexpensive family activity for Father's Day? Buy a ticket to the very first Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour. Just $7 for the whole family!

CITY has teamed up with Friends of Salem Saturday Market to host a Chicken Coop and Garden Tour. Fifteen backyards in Salem will be showcased featuring a variety of different coop and garden styles and an assortment of chicken breeds, including bantams (miniature chickens).

You’ll also see composters, greenhouses, and even a backyard beekeeping operation. This is a great way to learn how to transform your traditional yard, no matter how small, into a thriving ecosystem where you can produce your own eggs, vegetables, fruits and honey and at the same time, reduce waste and mitigate the need for pesticides.

Spend as much or as little time as you like at any or all of the stops along the way on this self-guided tour and chat with folks about coop construction, hen-keeping, gardening, etc. Feel free to ask questions and take pictures.

Tickets are 16-page color booklets (see picture on the right) that include photographs of each yard, along with full descriptions and addresses. You can visit the sites in any order you like, or travel the suggested route on the provided map. Kick-off activities begin at 10:00 at Coop Tour Headquarters - 1580 Roosevelt Dr NE, Salem OR.

Please help us get the word out about this event by posting in your blogs, on your Facebook pages, twitter, etc. Email me if you'd like a copy of the Press Release and/or pictures.

Tickets go on Sale May 15! Get your tickets for Salem's Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour at these fine establishments:

  • 13th Street Nursery;
  • Champion Feed;
  • Pet Etc;
  • Salem Saturday Market (at the Friends of Salem Saturday Market booth)

Keizer: Copper Creek Mercantile

Dallas: Old Mill Feed & Garden

All proceeds go toward promoting backyard chicken-keeping.
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