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Seattle Tilth has 45 sites on its Urban Farm Tour

July 9 – Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour

Using our map with descriptions of each site, you can choose your own adventure. Some highlights include a Coop Expo at the Rainier Beach Farm with several builders ready to show-off a variety of coops that are made-to-order, a certified organic garden-to-market project used for mental health therapy, a community garden with a large chicken coop for Asian immigrant elders, a chicken coop with a green roof, rain barrels and neighboring goats, and a diverse garden with bees, worm bins and medicinal plants used to make herbal tinctures and salves.

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Urban farming: Local interns flock to NY city farms for hands-on training from compost to chicken coops


Beth Bainbridge of Park Slope is an NYU graduate student who is working with Green Guerrilas at the High School for Public Service youth farm. Photo by Todd Maisel/News.

“My dietitian friends are working in hospitals, so they’re envious,” she says.

By Jordan Teicher
Daily News Writer
July 7th 2011

Excerpt:

Forget photocopying and coffee runs.

New York college students are leaving the office behind and getting their hands dirty at summer internships at urban farms throughout the city. And they don’t miss the air conditioning.

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