Tour the chicken coops of Everett

  • Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 1:23pm
  • Life

Coop of Dreams: Everett is getting its very own chicken coop tour.

Following in the footsteps of similar tours in Seattle and Portland, Everett residents may explore 10 residential properties with chicken coops to learn about coop construction, hen care and local chicken laws.

The Riverside Neighborhood Association is hosting the inaugural event — the Everett Chicken Coop of Dreams Tour — from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24.

Though maps and tickets will be available for free starting July 17 at Zippy’s Java Lounge, Sno-Isle Food Co-op and Cenex Co-op Supply, all in Everett, starting July 17, organizers are suggest visitors make a $10 donation to the Riverside Neighborhood Association at any of the tour sites.

Check and select the calendar for July for updates or call Ritch Carbaugh at 425-319-0429 for more information.

Get wild: Do you wish you had more birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other wildlife in your back yard?

You might just have to attend the free Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive.

Explore 10 wildlife-friendly gardens on Camano Island, ranging from small to large, simple to extravagant, forested to waterfront.

Call 360-387-2236 or see for more information.

Music in the garden: The Skagit Symphony’s third-annual Gardens of Note garden tour will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tour seven residential gardens, all on Samish Island, all featuring live classical, pop and jazz music.

Tickets for $25 are available at Christianson’s Nursery &Greenhouse, Summersun Nursery &Landscaping and Skagit Valley Gardens, all in Mount Vernon, or by calling 360-424-7591.

See for garden descriptions. Call 360-848-9336 for more information.