Carpentry for Gardeners: Chicken Coop Building

  • 25 Jun 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • 27 Jun 2013
  • 9:00 PM
  • Community Lab Society
  • 5


  • Bring along a friend, and you each get 25% off!

    For the discount registration code, please email with:
    - Your name
    - Your friends name/email address for the discount registration code.
    - The course you and your friend will be registering for

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Carpentry for Gardeners: Chicken Coop Building

Finally build that luxury chicken coop you've been dreaming of! Some basic carpentry skills open up a world of possibilities in the garden, from space-saving techniques like arbors, to creating raised beds for improved accessibility.  This practice-based course is offered in partnership with the Vancouver Community Lab, where students will build a simple project while gaining experience with design, hand tools, and shop tools.  Emphasis on safe, sustainable, and reclaimed materials.

Learning Goals:

  • How to use a variety of tools and source materials
  • Understanding carpentry design
  • How to make a chicken-coop and soil sifter (soil sifters to be taken home by participants)
Register for the course package along with 'Chickens in the City' for a 25% discount and a chance to learn more. Email with your name for the discount code. 


Duncan Martin moved to Vancouver from Vermont in 2003 to go to UBC. After an English degree and some years of teaching, he began drawing on other interests such as design, agricultural outbuildings, and visual art to form the fledgling chicken coop business that he now runs at It is a work in progress that thrives on educating, connecting, celebrating, and most of all, getting people started with a flock of healthy, happy, and productive egg-laying hens. When he’s not building coops, Duncan is either baking bread, mushroom hunting, tinkering, or out and about with family and friends.

June 25th & 27th

6-9 PM


2060-B Pine Street Vancouver BC V6J 4P8 | tel: 604-736-7732  | |

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