If you’re a backyard chicken steward, Urban Ministries of Wake County needs you.
The nonprofit is seeking chicken coop owners who would like to be on the 13th annual Tour D’Coop, set for Saturday, May 20.
The Tour is interested in coops of all kinds, whether the style is rustic DIY or a more modern, swanky abode.
The popular event introduces more than 1,000 people each year to urban farming by spotlighting local chicken coops, bee hives and gardens throughout Raleigh, Cary and Apex. It also showcases the nutritional benefits of local agriculture, promotes environmental sustainability and teaches humane animal care. There’s even a version you can tour via bicycle.
Proceeds from the Tour support Urban Ministries of Wake County’s programs for people affected by poverty by addressing hunger, healthcare and homelessness.
If you’d like to enter your coop, apply by April 2 at tourdcoop.com.