Country’s First Chicken Hotel

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Backyard Farmer has been a staple shop in Lane County’s urban-farming community for almost three years now.┬áBut about a month ago, the store started offering a one-of-a-kind service for its chicken-owning customers.┬áKEZI 9 News has an exclusive look at the country’s very first chicken hotel.

Council to Vote on Urban Animal Keeping

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene city councilors will likely make a decision on the urban animal keeping ordinance Wednesday. The current proposal would allow for people to have more chickens, goats and bee hives, among other animals. According to the agenda item, for development sites less than 20,000 square feet, the ordinance would do the following: … Continue reading »

Residents Challenge Proposed Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene residents called proposed fees to the city’s stormwater system a deception and they don’t want anything to do with it. The City Manager presented the option at the end of last year to help balance the $6 million gap in the budget. While, it could provide the city about $4.5 million … Continue reading »

UO Students Harvest Tomato Crop

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time ever, University of Oregon’s sustainability leaders got to harvest their own crops on campus property, which will be turned into future meals for college students. This was Project Tomato’s fourth year, but it was also a first for organizers who spent months making Sunday’s tomato harvest possible. The … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Considers Allowing Urban Goats

EUGENE, Ore. — Business is booming at Eugene’s The Backyard Farmer, a store focused on helping urban residents grow and produce their own food. The inventory is made up of supplies for gardening and raising backyard chickens, but if city code changes, the merchandise for sale could too. “So many people have already done many … Continue reading »