Local Food Holiday/Harvest Celebration & Potluck - Barr Mansion

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Holiday Local Food Celebration & Pot-Luck

Sunday, December 9th

at the Barr Mansion

from 6:30 - 9:30 PM


Help us celebrate Local Food - Farmers, Gardeners, Markets, Foodies….

and the recent graduates of fall Permaculture Design & citizen Gardener courses.

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® Presents: Mad City Chickens Movie

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Callahan’s General Store will be hosting a kick off event for Austin’s fourth annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour. The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will provide a special screening of Mad City Chickens at 7:00 PM. Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards.

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Saturday, April 7, 2012, Austin-area poultry keepers will open their backyards to the public for the fourth year in a row to show off their chickens and their urban coops. Visitors to the tour sites will see how recycled materials can be transformed into a low-cost coop or how a design-conscious coop can enhance the beauty of a landscape. The tour hosts will be on hand to share their experiences with chicken care, coop design, maintaining harmony among the chickens, people and other pets, and more.

Call for Coops for The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®

Sun, 12/11/2011 (All day)
Sun, 12/18/2011 (All day)
Sun, 12/25/2011 (All day)
Sun, 01/01/2012 (All day)
Sun, 01/08/2012 (All day)
Sun, 01/15/2012 (All day)
Sun, 01/22/2012 (All day)

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® is looking for backyard poultry enthusiasts to open up their backyards and show off their coops for the 4th annual event being held Saturday, April 7, 2012. The self-guided tour will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, rain or shine. If you are interested in showing your coop, volunteering or being a sponsor for the tour, visit our website,, and complete your application today.   Coop Host Application Deadline: January 22, 2012.

Take Action on Hunger Day: Grow Food to Fight Food Insecurity at Genesis Gardens!

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

What better way to take action on Hunger Day than to get your hands dirty growing food to benefit homeless and food insecure Austinites? Join the Basic Needs Coalition and Genesis Gardens, a project of Mobile Loaves and Fishes that empowers the homeless through involvement in small-scale urban agriculture projects, on Monday, November 14th for a morning helping out at an urban garden. Over lunch, learn what Austin organizations are doing to create a more food-secure community, and how you can get involved!

Get Growing & Keep Going School Garden Conference

Sat, 10/22/2011 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Gardeners, administrators, educators, parents, community advocates, and experts on school gardens and their connections with health and wellness are coming together from all over the region to share their wisdom, experience and ideas.

You will definitely want to be there - so clear your calendar for Saturday, October 22nd - and REGISTER now:



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