Thursday, March 7, 2013

Coop tours

Spring brings -- chicken coop tours! Austin's is coming up March 30. The site isn't updated much since last year, but they have a Facebook page that's more current.
Coop tours are organized in lots of cities. Mother Nature Network put Austin's at the top of its list of the best six. They honor Alameda, California, Davis, California, Madison, Wisconsin, Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington. Last year, the New York Times singled out Davis' tour.

Raleigh, North Carolina's Tour d'Coop has enthusiastic organizers and great coops. It will kick off with a party April 21, building excitement until the actual tour, May 18. Check out some of their local coops on their web site. Dare I mention that the contact person is M'Liss Koopman?

These citites have coop tours:



Alameda, California, May
Albuquerque, New Mexico, July
Atlanta, Georgia, Urban Chicken Coop Tour, May
Austin, Texas, Funky Chicken Coop Tour, April
Bend, Oregon, May
Dallas, Texas, A Peep at the Coops, April,
Davis, California Tour de Cluck, May
Denver, Colorado, October
Jackson County, southern Illinois, Coops du Jour, June
Milton, Massachusetts Tour de Coops, October
Phoenix, Arizona Tour de Coops
Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, April
Portland, Oregon, July
Raleigh, North Carolina, May
Salt Lake City, Utah, Tour de Coops, June
Seattle, Washington, July
Spokane, Washington, June

If your city isn't on this list, you can organize one. Be the change you want to see.

2 comments:

Amy McLean said...

I've just heard about this tour and it sounds fabulous, but I can't find any information on this years event in Spokane. Where can I go to find info? Is there a website?

PoultryBookstore said...

Slow Food Spokane River has organized tours in the past, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Slow-Food-Spokane-River/240899942601702. You can email them through that page or leave a post if you are on Facebook. You can email them through the Slow Food site, http://www.slowfoodusa.org/local-chapters. They will be able to tell you when It's happening. Thanks for asking!