“Pluck and Cluck” Tour

Post date: Jun 22, 2011 12:25:53 PM

We are sorry you missed the 2011 Pluck and Cluck Tour.  If you are interested in reading about it, please read on and also see the attachment below. 



Mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon, August 7 beginning at 12:30!

If you enjoy strolling around gardens and seeing how others garden, if you enjoy watching the antics of chickens and seeing how they live, if you enjoy a summer afternoon with friends and neighbors in our beautiful Hay River Valley area, you’ll love visiting six area gardens on the first “Pluck and Cluck” tour this area has seen.  Hay River Transition Initiative is sponsoring the Sunday afternoon, August 7 event, which will begin with a meet-and-greet at Pioneer Park at 12:30 to set up carpools for the tour.

First stop on the tour will be the Living the Dream Farm on 4 ½ Avenue, home of Khaiti Kahleck and Andrew French.   (http://ltdfarm.com)   Khaiti and Andrew bought the farm last fall and already have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in operation, growing and selling vegetables for 20 families.  They also have chickens, ducks (lots of them!), hogs, and goats.

Gayle and George Adams live just south of Prairie Farm near Barron/Dunn Avenue.  They will show tour-goers their beautiful vegetable gardens, orchards, and a hoophouse full of vegetables that like it really warm.  Their chickens are housed in ‘chicken tractors’ when they aren’t free-ranging the grounds.  They also have horses and goats.

Cris Cantin lives in the Village of Prairie Farm.  In addition to a coop with laying hens, she gardens using the square-foot method and does container gardening.  You’ll also see cold-frames and visit her newly planted orchard.

Judy Ferber and Willie Williams live in the house with the little red barn in the eastern edge of the village.  In additional to young chickens (soon to be laying hens) in a chicken tractor, you’ll find extensive vegetables gardens.  Most of the gardens have raised beds.  They are also experimenting with cover crops or green manure this year. 

Marge Wiesner on 2 ½ Avenue has beautiful lawns and gardens and has extensive traditional vegetable gardens.    Her adult children help with the work.  A real showplace we’ll all love to visit!

Last stop on the tour will be our very own Aunt Flora’s home on 6th Avenue, where we’ll see her vegetable market gardens, chickens using the coop method, orchards, and lovely, lovely flower gardens.  We’ll end our tour at Aunt Flora’s place with refreshments on her beautiful grounds. 

Watch for more details in the August edition of the Hay River Review, but mark your calendar and plan to join us for the Pluck and Cluck Tour.  There is no cost to tour with the group. 

Please contact Judy Ferber at jferber@chibardun.net or call 455-2049 for more information. 

The attached PDF has more information and a few pictures.