Yesterday we saw how architecture could extend beyond its service to man to serve man’s best friend, as evidenced in Frank Lloyd Wright’s sophisticated doghouse for Eddie, a 4-year-old black Labrador. After all, why can’t our domesticated friends enjoy the fruits of good design? The same can be said for the rising population of domesticated chickens, one of the more recent species to join the urban migration. As more hens are shacking up in our cities, more designer chicken coops are entering the market, aiming to makeover our feathered friends from country bumpkins into city slickers. The latest to catch our eye comes from Portland-based architecture firm Wright Design Office (no relation to Frank, I presume), and it offers a modern dwelling made of recycled cedar and metal or fiberglass roof panels. The roof of the structure can even double as a coop-top garden.
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
“Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living in a mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.” –Wendell Berry
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This is acually advertising for Chipolte Mexican restaurants. Chipolte does make an effort to source sustainably raised pork, beef, and chicken, but only a fraction of their meat comes from sustainable sources.