4 coops – 9.4 miles – Mostly flat route
This tour starts at the Alta Vista High school campus in Mountain View and visits a coop stop at the high school, 2 backyard coops and 1 community garden coop!
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Los Altos Coop
We live in Los Altos and share our backyard with nine wonderful hens. We started our little backyard flock with three hens, and transformed it into a micro-sanctuary by adopting rescued hens. It was the start of Clorofil, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting chicken adoption and educating the public about pet chicken care.
There are even chicken classes happening every 2 hours at this coop!
Mountain View Coops
- Alta Vista High School Coop – Student built and refurbished coops featuring our newest “Dr Suess” coop. Bantam chickens, Marans, Olive Eggers, and a Plymouth Rock. Newly hatched chicks will also be on cite with the possibility of buying. You will find our student-built hydroponic system as well as an orchard,vegetable, and succulent garden. We will also be selling/building custom built coops, sheds, garden beds and potted succulents to any interested coopsters.
- Silicon Valley Micro Homesteading -Custom coop, four beautiful chickens, small veggie and herb ‘kitchen garden’, grape arbor, new fruit trees, sitting area with table and native no-mow grass. We got rid of our lawn, and turned our front yard into a space that produces food and is enjoyable as an outdoor ‘room’
Sunnyvale Coops and Community farms
- Charles Street Garden – Charles Street Gardens is an organic community garden located in the heart of Sunnyvale–it is located at 433 Charles Street and it’s open to all Sunnyvale residents. Whether you want to till your own plot, help in the group garden, or learn new garden skills and approaches.