When: Sat., May 17 2014
This self-guided tour of urban chicken coops, gardens and – new this year – bee hives throughout Raleigh and Cary is a grassroots fundraising event that benefits Urban Ministries of Wake County, a charity that serves hungry, homeless and uninsured Wake County residents. Tour-goers learn about urban chicken-keeping, gardening and this year a “Hive Hike” element was added for bee-keeping enthusiasts. Cyclists will also appreciate first-ever Tour D’ Coop bike route, which maps six gorgeous coop homes on a route with less than 20 miles traveled. The Coop Carnival will take place at the Urban Ministries campus the day of the tour and will feature local food trucks, craft beer, music, games, activities and informational booths, as well as guided tours of Urban Ministries’ facilities.