Address: 10066 Judy Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014
This year I am willing to allow my coop and garden to be on tour. I am
a Cupertino resident with 1/4 acre in which the house takes a majority
of the lot. I have four levelly hens that are my pets (they come when
calling and like being held, plus are very gentle). There are two coops
for my hens – one main coop and a tractor coop for them to enjoy the
lawn and turn other areas in yard while not disturbing my edible garden.
I am a Master Gardener of Santa Clara county and appreciate that the
hens add so much to my urban garden.
There are multiple fruit trees, including:
citrus (orange, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit and more!)
plum (Santa Rosa)
It is my goal to have year around edibles (farm to table) food
production where we can obtain a majority of the food directly from the
yard. In that vein, I have lots of vegetables, including:
tomatoes (many varieties — 12 plants and doing trial tasting)
squash (zucchuni and yellow crook neck)
lettuce and salad greens
Outside my kitchen window are some herbs; a sampling include:
My hens help my compost and almost every edible item that isn’t eaten by
humans or chickens goes into the compost. Leaves and larger pieces are
chipped about once or twice a month and many pounds of compost is
generated that helps the following crops thrive.