OPEN SUNDAYS 11-4

OPEN SUNDAYS 11-4

  We now have a display yard located at 6256 3rd Ave NW 98107 in Ballard.  Open Sunday 11-4 and by appointment (or you can just stop by and look through the fence anytime).  There are some good deals on “demo” and “scratch and dent” coops, as well as wares like feeders, straw, T-Shirts and our Non-Toxic Garden … Continue reading

Non-toxic garden hoses!

Non-toxic garden hoses!

Saltbox is now offering Oregon made, super high-quality garden hoses, on our online store. These high quality hoses are made with 100% Lead Free Polyurethane and are 100% Phthalate Free; 100% BPA Free; 100% PVC Free. (To learn more about toxins in garden hose click here). Shipping is free with the purchase of a coop, also … Continue reading

“Permaculture” coop on Bainbridge Island

“Permaculture” coop on Bainbridge Island

This was a very interesting coop built to Scott James‘ design last fall on his mini-farm.  The coop was built on a steep slope with a door at the top end to “input” litter.  The chickens’ activity slowly works the litter down, mixing it with their manure until it rest against a “tailgate” at the bottom end … Continue reading

Vegetable washing station, Raised Beds, and Worm Benches

Vegetable washing station, Raised Beds, and Worm Benches

    In addition to 22 raised beds, we have installed composts bins, farm tables, greenhouse benches, a vegetable wash area using a re-purposed sink (pictured) and these worm bins that double as benches at the Green Plate Special garden (2115 25th Ave. S., Seattle 98144, greenplatespecial.org). “Founded in 2011, Green Plate Special (GPS) engages ethnically diverse, middle-school … Continue reading

Recent project

Recent project

This modified “Portage Bay Coop” has an extra two feet of space to the right with a raised bed on top.  We also added a shingle roof and a purple double exterior nesting box.