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  • What are your hours? Can I drop by the farm today?
    You can visit The Farm at Awbury to view the goats and enjoy our Drop By the Farm activities from dawn to dusk, 365 days of the year. We welcome impromptu visits. You can see the goats from the other side of the paddock at any time! However, to interact with our goats or participate in our programming, please Schedule a Visit or attend one of our many Events.
  • Where are you located? How do I get there?
    The Philly Goat Project is at The Farm at Awbury which is a part of Awbury Arboretum. We are accessible by car, train, and bus. For details on how to find us, click here. Our address is: Philly Goat Project The Farm at Awbury 6336 Ardleigh Street Philadelphia, PA 19138 If you are using a GPS, enter Philly Goat Project or The Farm at Awbury.
  • Do you sell goats or goat products?
    Sorry, no. Since our goats are not having babies, they do not produce milk and therefore we do not produce any goat products (milk, cheese, soap, etc.). We do produce a great deal of muck and manure which is great for fertilizer and you can arrange to obtain this for free by contacting us. We also sell amazing goat swag for every age! You can check out our shop here. For goat cheese, we recommend Amazing Acres Dairy. For Goat Milk Skincare products we recommend Dionis. Both of these are locally sourced women-owned businesses.
  • Do you do goat yoga?
    Sorry, we no longer offer goat yoga. We do however offer private goat walks, during which time we can certainly accommodate you by having a goat jump up on your back for that special photo. You can take our goats for a walk and cuddle with them too!
  • Do you have baby goats?
    No, we don’t have baby goats. Due to limited space in the city, we need to maintain a small herd. All of our male goats are wethered, which means they cannot reproduce.
  • Are your goats rescue animals?
    No, our goats come from trusted farms, including Amazing Acres, to ensure that they are disease-free and their temperaments are suited for engaging with a large range of people. They come to us after they are weaned, usually around 3 months old, often as a group of siblings or cousins. They are nurtured and cared for by our team members, supporting them to become comfortable in multiple urban settings with a wide range of visitors and caretakers.
  • Do you take rescue animals?
    No, unfortunately, we are unable to take rescue animals. If you are looking to re-home a rescue, we recommend reaching out to Rose Bridge Farm.
  • Can I hire the goats to do yard cleanup?
    No, we no longer provide grazing services. You can search for such services on HireGoats.com.
  • Can you bring the goats to my place for a wedding or event?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to support off-campus private events at this time. We have found that bringing our goats to weddings and private events away from the community distracts us from our mission and impact.
  • Can I bring my pumpkin?
    Sorry, no. Goats do not have top teeth so chomping down on hard surfaces is not natural for them; their mouths are ideal for eating leafy fibrous things. While our goats may nibble at pumpkins they won’t eat them enough to create a donation supply chain. On the other hand, they WILL eat Christmas trees!
  • Can I bring my Christmas tree?
    Yes! Our goats love Christmas trees. We collect Christmas trees every January. Check out our Events calendar for details! Your tree’s needles and bark will be eaten by the goats and the remaining trunk will be turned into woodchips that help line the trails around the farm, the goats’ paddocks, and in parks around the city!
  • What should I wear and bring?
    To prepare for your visit, please check the weather and dress accordingly. Be sure to wear durable, closed-toe shoes. Goats are very clean animals, but the paths around the farm are unpaved so it can be muddy. We have a limited supply of rubber boots available for use. Food and beverages are not available for purchase at the farm, so we recommend that you bring water and snacks for your visit. We do have a water-refill station available for public use. We provide hand sanitizer at our barn and all events. If additional hand-cleaning products (wipes, etc.) are desired, please plan to bring them.
  • Do you have a bathroom?
    There are ADA-accessible port-o-potties available for public use and the Farm’s Education Center can be rented which has two traditional bathrooms.
  • What should I expect when interacting with goats?
    Our goats are clean, gentle and trained to interact with a range of visitors. Depending on the event, you can pet them, learn all about the work they do, see the tricks they know, take them for a walk, and become life-long friends with them.
  • Are the goats safe? Do they spit, kick, or bite?
    Our goats are gentle and trained to interact with a range of visitors. They do not spit, kick, bite or butt people.
  • Are the goats clean?
    Goats are naturally very clean animals. Our team of staff and volunteers clean the barn where they sleep every single night. This is like having fresh bed sheets daily! They get baths when it’s warm out and love to dry off in the sun.
  • Can I feed the the goats?
    Sorry, no. Our goats are on a very strict diet so that they can live a long and healthy life. In spite of the lore, many foods are poisonous to goats, such as potatoes. Additionally large chunky foods can cause goats to choke. Also, the goats get very excited when they’re eating and we want you to be safe and not in the way of a goat and their breakfast! We have many ways that visitors can interact with the goats aside from feeding them during any of our events or a by scheduling a private visit. Please check out our Events calendar or Schedule a Visit pages.
  • Why can't we come into the paddocks?
    Due to liability and safety reasons, visiting and interacting with the goats may only take place when people are accompanied by a trained staff member.
  • Where are their horns?
    Our veterinary team advised us that our goats, who live in fencing and interact with thousands of people of all ages, should have their horns removed to assure they do not get stuck in fencing and accidentally cause any harm. It was a very sad decision, but it is a decision based on their safety. The vet put them to sleep when they were very young and they had a procedure called “dis-budding”.
  • How can I volunteer?
    Thanks for your interest! We are always looking for more volunteers. Please visit our Volunteer page to learn about volunteering requirements and to fill out our interest form. Once you have submitted the form, we will get in touch!
  • What kinds of volunteers are you looking for?
    We are looking for people from all different walks of life who can offer a wide range of skill sets. Overall, good volunteers are people who are reliable, follow directions well, are good communicators and in sturdy health. For more details about volunteer requirements and needed skill sets, please check out our Volunteer page.
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