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Portland Tour de Coops – Urban Chicken coops

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Image from Growing Gardens, Portland Chickens.

At the 5th Annual Portland Tour de Coops in July, about 600 people visited, on average, 17 backyard chicken farms in Portland, Oregon. Link to their web site here. See photos of hen houses at Dave’ Garden Forum here.

U.S. City Dwellers Flock to Raising Chickens

By Ben Block, Worldwatch Institute
October 6, 2008

In the backyard of a suburban home in Denver, Colorado, 22 chickens are hiding out from the law.

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Canadian Politicians Weigh In on Wormbins

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CBC’s The X-Challenge

Canadian federal candidates debate economic issues facing Canada. The second debate on environmental policy aired October 8, 2008 on CBC Newsworld.

See candidates Lorne Mayencourt, Ujjal Dosanjh, Michael Byers and Adriane Carr in a town-hall-style debate moderated by Mark Kelley. A member of the audience mentioned worm composting and the moderator asked the candidates if they knew what that was.

See the complete CBC show here.

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