Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tacoma Urban Coop Tour, etc.!

We stopped by GardenSphere (3310 N. Proctor) today to get some more chicken feed and were excited to see that they've started to stock Scratch & Peck's feed (starter, layer, and grower).  Scratch & Peck, based out of Bellingham, WA, sources their organic grain locally.

Also, chick season is upon us!  GardenSphere has a beautiful selection of Barred Rocks, New Hampshire Reds, and Partridge Rocks (all hens).

What was most exciting about our visit, however, was our discovery that GardenSphere is sponsoring the first ever Tacoma Urban Coop Tour!  The details:

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 
Time: 10 am - 4 pm 
Where: within Tacoma city limits 
More info: Brochure (.pdf); Rules

If you'd like to participate and feature your own coop in the tour, there are a few basic rules (coop must comply with city ordinances, birds must be healthy, etc.).  The application deadline is March 31 (i.e. tomorrow...sorry for posting his so last-minute!), and the application form can either be picked up at GardenSphere or be downloaded here (.pdf file).

We sadly won't be available to have our coop in the tour, but we're looking forward to seeing everyone else's coops!  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention about the tour. We're very excited about it. Currently we have about 4 coops for the tour and I would like to see 1-2 more (the boys wanted to limit it to 5). So if readers want to participate please drop off an application.

    If anyone is interested in being a volunteer for tour day let us know. We always need those too.
    Lisa - Gardensphere