Dino-Coop at the Middlebrook Center

Address: 76 Race Street San Jose CA 95120

Website: http://middlebrookcenter.com/

 Description  We have 3- one year old’s , 2 Teenagers and a Bunny that are housed in a coop decorated with an children’s art mural.  Our chickens have been well loved in our summer camp and school teaching garden program.  Our coop is used to teach classes teaching kids life sciences as well as the evolution of the chicken from their dinosaur past.  You may peer into the coop from the holes on Race street or come on inside and cuddle with our friendly chickens.

What is unique about your coops/gardens, etc    Our coop is part of the ELSEE teaching program and is used the teach classes as well as provide food for our summer camp and school classes that are taught in the garden.  Check out the website for all of the activities that go at middlebrook!

Offering:   Garden picked tea- hot or cold and a selection of appetizers will be available throughout the day.

What:     Post-Tour Pizza Party ($10 donation requested)

Where:   76 Race Street, San Jose (near The Alameda)

When:    September 17th – 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM **

** Time may be extended beyond 5:30 PM depending attendance – Please check with Middlebrook center during the coop tour how long they will be open or  call (408) 292-9993


The California Native Garden Foundation will be holding a special after-tour party at our outdoor facility. We will be serving delicious hand-thrown pies baked off in our wood-burning, outdoor, Italian style pizza oven. Refreshments will be served.


Throughout the day there will be presentations about bees, fire-starting, and foraging tours of our garden led by master tracker, Ryan Taylor. Bee-keeper Kendal Sager will be presenting an observation hive and have her line of raw and infused honey plus other bee-related products available for sale.


Come join the fun while learning about the beauty and usefulness of native California plants. There will be tours of the garden and nursery with plants for sale.

Visit us at CNGF.org or call (408) 292-9993

Also for sale: award winning local honey, Middlebrook Center eggs, Alrie’s book on designing native gardens, plants, and jelly from native fruits.


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