RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) — Having a chicken coop or bee hive in your backyard is a growing trend in Raleigh.
It’s part of the “urban farming” movement and the “Tour D’Coop” wants to give you a chance to check it out with proceeds from ticket sales going to help Raleigh Urban Ministries.
There are more backyard urban farms in Raleigh than you might imagine. And you can go see for yourself.
“I have 14 hens, a rooster, a turkey, some fish over there, some beehives, back there, a fainting goat, a potbelly pig,” said Coop volunteer Heather Eberhardt.
This is not Old McDonald’s farm – we’re in Eberhardt’s backyard. The tour is meant to raise appreciation for sustainable food culture.
“People most often think of chickens as food, and I think that until you see them and the habitats where they are really happy, and they got to move around and they have to just live their lives, I think it gives people totally different perspective,” said volunteer Justin Miller.
le hog is turning into quite the camera ham.
— Justin Miller (@ImJustinMiller) May 18, 2017