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8th Annual TOUR de COOP

8th Annual Coop Tour is Coming!

The “Silicon Valley Tour de Coop” is really much more than just a few chicken coops – It’s a celebration of the pleasures and rewards of living in a sustainable and nature connected environment by everything from coops, bees to solar panels, grey water systems, urban farming and healthy live styles and everything in between.

So, for the 2019 Tour De Coop let’s expand our tour to also focus on lifestyle and community …and ways that allows each of us to live healthier lives for ourselves and also for the planet.  

Register now for the 2019 Coop Tour – September 14, 2019; 9am – 4pm

WWW.TOURDECOOP.ORG

This event is FREE and open to anyone with an interest in coops, chickens, biking and urban farming!  Simply register, and you will receive an email with the Tour de Coop map. Print it out, select your coop tour, and GO!  The event and coops will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Each year, the number of coops and various routes is defined by the energy of the coopsters and organizers.  We are just getting started for the 2019 tour!

The first year we had about 11 coops and 20 miles of tours, with 2 tours.

In 2016, our 5th year:
1,937 folks signed up; looking at 38 coops; with 13 different bike loops.

www.tourdecoop.org

Backyard and Pasture Poultry Workshop

Healthy Animals, Healthy People Workshop

Morning session: Backyard and Pasture Poultry
• Avian Health/Avian Diseases
• Avian Behavior & Welfare
• Egg Handling & Food Safety
• Disaster Preparedness: Evacuation or Shelter-in-Place

Lunch Break (Attendees for backyard poultry may leave at lunch)

Afternoon session: Pasture Poultry
• Antimicrobial Use and Regulations
• Pastured Poultry
• Pasture-based and Integrated Systems: Food Safety Risks
• Poultry Regulations
• Panel Discussion with Poultry Growers

Online registration required: http://ucanr.edu/poultrywrkshop