Among buzzwords of the present age, "permaculture" is one of my favorites. Coined in the 70's by a professor and his student, permaculture denotes sustainable living in cooperation with the environment.
Keeping urban livestock is an element of permaculture growing in popularity around the country. To increase awareness of the practice and methods of urban chicken farming, the Phoenix Permaculture Guild is sponsoring its annual Tour de Coops, a self-guided tour of the Phoenix valley's coolest coops December 4, 2010. For more information, visit the Phoenix Permaculture Website.