This Saturday, November 8, Valley Permaculture Alliance will host its annual fundraiser Tour de Coops, known around town as the Valley's "most unique home tour." The event is a self-guided tour that "celebrates urban chickens and sustainable living."
Attendees will get to check out unique chicken coops, gardens, and outdoor spaces while geek-ing out about all things chicken. Last year's event of 22 homes even featured a bunch of feathered and furry animals including dogs, lambs, and tons of adorable baby chicks.
Tour goers will be able to access the homes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. But first, they'll need to check-in at one of the following locations to pick up wrist bands and guidebooks.
Check-in locations for the tour:
- Duck & Decanter - 1651 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
- Phoenix Public Market -721 N Central Ave, Phoenix,
- Scottsdale Community Garden Club - 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale
This year there's also a bike tour of six coops that will begin at 10 a.m at the Phoenix Public Market. Bikers are encouraged to decorate their wheels and join the ride, which will total about three and half hours with about 90 minutes of biking.
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Admission to Tour de Coops is $20 per person in advance and tickets can be purchased online. Children ages 11 to 15 cost $10 and children 10 and under are free. Participation in the bike tour is free with Tour de Coop admission.
For more information about the even visit the Valley Permaculture Alliance website.