Callahan’s General Store will be hosting a kick off event for Austin’s fourth annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour. The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will provide a special screening of Mad City Chickens at 7:00 PM. Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards.
On Saturday, April 7, 2012, Austin-area poultry keepers will open their backyards to the public for the fourth year in a row to show off their chickens and their urban coops. Visitors to the tour sites will see how recycled materials can be transformed into a low-cost coop or how a design-conscious coop can enhance the beauty of a landscape. The tour hosts will be on hand to share their experiences with chicken care, coop design, maintaining harmony among the chickens, people and other pets, and more.
The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® is looking for backyard poultry enthusiasts to open up their backyards and show off their coops for the 4th annual event being held Saturday, April 7, 2012. The self-guided tour will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, rain or shine. If you are interested in showing your coop, volunteering or being a sponsor for the tour, visit our website, www.austincooptour.org, and complete your application today. Coop Host Application Deadline: January 22, 2012.
What better way to take action on Hunger Day than to get your hands dirty growing food to benefit homeless and food insecure Austinites? Join the Basic Needs Coalition and Genesis Gardens, a project of Mobile Loaves and Fishes that empowers the homeless through involvement in small-scale urban agriculture projects, on Monday, November 14th for a morning helping out at an urban garden. Over lunch, learn what Austin organizations are doing to create a more food-secure community, and how you can get involved!
Gardeners, administrators, educators, parents, community advocates, and experts on school gardens and their connections with health and wellness are coming together from all over the region to share their wisdom, experience and ideas.