First-Ever City of Pittsburgh Chicks-in-the-Hood Urban Chicken Coop Tour

Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Curious about what it would take to raise chickens in the city? Have a hankering for fresh local eggs in the morning? Wish you could take advantage of some of the benefits of country living right here in the City.

Or maybe you just like chickens . . .

Join us for the First Ever City of Pittsburgh Chicks in the Hood Urban Chicken Coop Tour, a self-guided tour of backyard chicken coops around the City. Take a peek at backyards all over town for creative coop ideas and a chance to talk chicken with owners and other poultry enthusiasts. Plus you’ll get a chance to see other back- yard sustainability practices in place — like rain barrels, organic gardening techniques, composting, and more.

Tickets for the tour are $5 – kids are free! Ticket purchase gets you a map with directions to each participating coop on the tour. All proceeds from each ticket sale will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Urban Agriculture Programs, including The Farm Stand Project and the Plant-A-Row Project.

Tickets will be available the morning of the tour at The Quiet Storm at 5430 Penn Avenue in Friendship/Garfield, Tazza D’Oro at 1125 North Highland Avenue in Highland Park, Crazy Mocha, 2 East North Avenue on the North Side, and 7665 Lock Way West, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, located at the Highland Park Dam at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Allegheny River Boulevard. Questions or advanced tickets? Contact Jody by email or 412.441.4975.

p.s. Bikers can join in on the Tour de Coop Ride… 4 coops @ Frick Park and Highland Park, and the 3 coops on the Northside.  Look for the Bike Tour info when you purchase your tickets at the above locations … email me  if you have questions,

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