GOAT GRAZING

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Why goat grazing?

Goats are able to eat up to 25% of their body weight per day in roughage! They specialize in leafy, overgrown, vines and can stand up on their hind legs to reach plants as high as 6 feet tall. Their unique digestive system destroys the seeds of invasive plants and reduces the overall rate of future regrowth. Unlike machines which blow seeds about, make noise, and rely on the use of fossil fuels or pesticides, our goats do all of this quietly and peacefully.

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Are you a good candidate for goat grazing?

The Philly Goat Project is a small, but growing business. Due to our size and current herd capacity, we are only able to provide grazing services to clients who:

  • Live within a 30 minute drive from our barn at Awbury Arboretum

  • Have less than 2 acres of land to be grazed

  • Could be available (or have neighbors available) to respond  in case of an emergency

  • Know their neighbors and their dogs

ATTENTION!

GOATS WILL NOT MOW YOUR LAWN!

They prefer to eat coarse, and leafy things and they do not eat very much grass.

How does it work?

  • Our staff will ask for pictures or videos of your property so they can discuss an estimated time-frame and price with you.

  • We will measure the land to be cleared, exploring any potential hazards or obstacles involved in setting up our fencing.

  • We will set up solar-powered electric fencing around the area where the goats will be grazing.
  • Finally, we bring the herd into the fenced-in area to begin their work.

  • We will determine whether or not the goats will stay overnight or be transported back to Awbury each evening.

  • Our staff will check on the goats daily to make sure they are doing well and to answer any questions your neighbors might have!

  • Our herds work in increments of 200 linear feet and when the area is larger, the fencing will be moved when they are ready to move on.

  • The goats do not need supplemental food while they are eating on the job!

What does it cost?

Our goats graze in increments of 200 linear feet (roughly the size of a tennis court). It costs between $300 and $500 per 200 linear feet. This price is determined based on how difficult it is to set up fencing and maintain the goats while they are on the job. 

VISIT US AT: 

ON PUBLIC TRANSIT:

Awbury Arboretum's

Agricultural Village

6336 Ardleigh Street

Philadelphia PA 19138

TRAIN: Washington Lane Station on SEPTA Chestnut Hill East Line

BUS: XH bus stop on Washington Lane

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