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Backyard Goat Keeping

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An accessible introduction for anyone who’s interested in raising backyard dwarf dairy goats! The class will cover all the basics of caring for dwarf goats in an urban or suburban setting. Class includes a video tour of an urban backyard barnyard, as well as a video milking demonstration. Students will receive instructional handouts and resource list.

The topics covered include:

  • Choosing the perfect goats (best breeds and how/where to purchase)
  • Housing and fencing
  • Feeding
  • Goat maintenance & medical care
  • Common goat challenges
  • All about the milk, and milking demonstration
  • Financial considerations (initial investment and ongoing costs)
  • Livestock licensing process

Cost = $35 (includes instructional handouts)

Click on links below for more information and to register:
Saturday, March 29th at 9:00
Sunday, June 15th at 2:00

(Additional dates later in the year will be posted soon!)

Instructor = Sundari

Reviews for Backyard Goat Keeping:

“I can’t believe how much Sundari taught us in 3 hours. She covered the information in great breadth and depth, while still giving us all the time to hang out with the goats. Nothing dry about the presentation, either – she peppered her facts with great anecdotes that kept us all really engaged. I thought it was terrific.” –Laura M.

“I really enjoyed the class. I own 4 full size goats but knew nothing about the dwarf varieties. Came home with more knowledge than I went in with. Definitely worth my while.” –Jacinda G.

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