August 28: Destination DIY Listening Party | Urban Farming

Just got a message from Julie Sabatier that this will be the last Destination DIY listening part for a while. If you wanted to become a backyard chicken farmer* (who wouldn't?), tonight is your night…Info:
Destination DIY - Urban Farming

Destination DIY: Urban Farming
New episode available August 28 at and via the OPB podcast
Listening Party August 28, 7pm Waypost Coffeeshop, 3120 N Williams Ave.
**New issues of the Destination DIY zine will also be available at the August listening party.**

Destination DIY (formerly DIY, Portland) is a monthly radio show and podcast highlighting revolutionary do-it-yourself projects. Our 31st episode will focus on the delights and challenges of raising plants and animals in the city while holding down a day job.

Host and producer Julie Sabatier will offer listeners a peek into this year's Tour de Coops (, where Portland's backyard chicken farmers reveal the secrets to their success. Sarah Brown and Connor Voss at Diggin' Roots Farm (a CSA) ( will discuss the challenges of raising livestock and vegetables on 2 rented acres plot surrounded on all sides by suburban neighbors. You'll also hear from the folks at Tryon Life Community Farm (, an alternative community and educational farm surrounded by a state park** within Portland city limits. A photo slide show will be available at thanks to photographer Tim LaBarge. (slide-show is very cool-go look!)

*Side Note: I actually did have some backyard/urban chickens in Germany. It's very nice to have fresh eggs all the time, and maintenece/cost is rather low.
**If you haven't been to Tryon Park, you should go now while the weather is still nice. It is one of the best parks in Portland. Info here

One Response to August 28: Destination DIY Listening Party | Urban Farming

  1. Julie Sabatier August 28, 2008 at 12:11 #

    Thanks for posting, Julian! I want to stress that we are only taking a *little* break from the monthly schedule so we can work on some exciting new shows to debut on the radio this fall.

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