A Peep at the Coops Is Coming SUNDAY!

Hello fellow chicken fans!

We are looking forward to seeing you this weekend on our urban coop tour in East Dallas! The tour will go on, RAIN OR SHINE! On Sunday May 22 from 11am to 5pm), peep into the dozen coops of your chicken-loving, creative and industrious neighbors who do great things with their urban lots. Some of the coops are simple, others downright amazing -- all will inspire and give you ideas for your own yard. A family-friendly event and the coolest "home tour" in Dallas!

HQ for the tour is Stonewall Gardens (5828 E. Mockingbird Lane, corner of Matilda and Mockingbird). There you can see all raffle prizes and buy tickets, purchase shirts, and also attend chicken-tending seminars given by Dan Probst of Polish Farms. Chicken seminars will be at 12pm and 2pm, and seating is limited. Also at HQ, visit with the Texas Honeybee Guild and the Dallas County 4-H Urbanites Club and their chickens. Of course, you'll get a chance to see the garden that houses a terrific school science program that the tour is helping to fund.

On Sunday, we will have detailed street maps available at Stonewall. The tour is free, but please purchase raffle tickets ($5 each), shirts ($15) and chicken aprons ($20). Or just make a small a donation ($5 per visitor is our suggestion). Many have asked about this, and we welcome and encourage your support for the science program in this way! This garden is the outdoor science lab for Stonewall Jackson Elementary, a public school that has long made outdoor, hands-on learning a priority. The program, including our full-time science instructor, is now FULLY FUNDED BY THE COMMUNITY since district funding was eliminated three years ago!

Find out more about the program and a list of raffle prizes at www.stonewallgardens.org.