Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pittsburgh Urban Chicken Coop Tour Tomorrow

Finally some of the rules about small scale urban farming in Pittsburgh city limits are now clear enough for people to come out of the closet/coop and show off what they have been doing raising chickens and bees in the city and offer advice.

From The Post Gazette

Earlier this year, Pittsburgh City Council enacted legal guidelines for chicken and bee keepers. Simply -- with restrictions on rendering and conditions about food storage and cage size, location and security -- the law allows three chickens and two beehives for every 2,000 square feet of property. One more of each is allowed for each additional 1,000 square feet.

Now that that's all settled, the group that got together to advocate for a progressive city ordinance has stayed together to advocate for the lifestyle and to give people a taste of it.

On Sunday, the first Pittsburgh Urban Chicken Coop Tour, aka "Chicks in the Hood," will focus on East End and North Side neighborhoods, where the bulk of keepers are known to be, from 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Tour Tickets are 5 dollars--which goes to The Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's Urban Agriculture Programs. Children can tour for free.

Purchase tickets and the included tour map at...

The Quiet Storm (In Friendship)

Tazza D'Oro (In Highland Park)

Crazy Mocha, 2 East North Ave. (North Side)

Tickets will also be sold at 7665 Lock Way West (at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Allegheny River Boulevard), Highland Park

There's also a Facebook Group

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