The 6th Annual Tour De Coops, a self-guided tour of the Valley’s most unique and funky chicken coops, is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 8 throughout the metro area.
Up to 25 chicken coops will be on the tour after extensive vetting by a Valley Permaculture Alliance selection committee to ensure appropriate zoning and permitting, responsible ownership, safety for both animals and the touring public, design elements and healthy chickens, among other criteria.
Owners share coop design tips, chicken-keeping secrets, other sustainable practices with more than 1,000 green-minded visitors.
The tour takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of the event. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. Tickets are required for admission to each coop location. Location maps will be provided. Visit www.vpaaz.org or call 602-325-1230.
The event is sponsored and organized by Valley Permaculture Alliance, a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to inspire sustainable urban living in the desert Southwest. Valley Permaculture Alliance offers several classes in responsible chicken coop education, operation and maintenance.