Chickens and Turkeys in Bowmanville?!

The Walking Club expanded its boundaries and toured Bowmanville last week. For those of you who don’t know the area, it’s situated between Ravenswood to the east, Foster to the south, Western to the west, and Rosehill Cemetery to the north.

Bowmanville started as part of Lakeview in the 1850s as small farms and is now a sought-after family neighborhood.

During the 45-minute walk through the tree-lined streets, the group was welcomed by several neighbors who allowed us to view private gardens, where “green” was a key talking point.

Water collection cisterns as well as solar panels could be seen, along with the community garden and open green space along Bowmanville Avenue.

Although primarily a residential neighborhood with homes dating from the 1880s to those currently under-construction, Bowmanville is still home to several small businesses at the north end. It was while exploring this area that we discovered the chickens and turkeys. Urbs in Horto in action!


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