We use what nature provided to remove what nature provided too much of.
In 2007 the National Park Service decided to try using goats to remove plants that were damaging a Civil War Gun Battery at Fort Wadsworth. Out of 400 goat farmers, we were the only ones to respond positively to their call. The rest either refused or said it simply couldn't be done. Fort Wadsworth was the location of our very first Green Goats project.
Well over a decade later, our goats are still eating for a living - the "American Dream". We receive our goats by surrender or donation from families or organizations like the ASPCA and 4H. In order to give them the best life, they only have to work grazing from late-spring to early-fall.
The objective of our goats is to not only decrease invasive and nuisance vegetation species, but to eliminate them completely through a process of defoliation.
Some of our most enjoyable projects are in big cities including ten projects in New York City. We love the reaction and the joy our goats bring to amazed city folks. At one NYC park - Riverside Park and Conservatory - more than a thousand people were there to greet them when they arrived for the famous "running of the goats".
Some parks have counted at least 20% bumps in attendance because people enjoying seeing the goats at work. One prestigious golf course even had to add 15 minutes to the T times so the golfers could watch the goats.
Let our “Weapons of grass destruction”, as the NY Daily News once called them, work for you.
It's good for the goats, good for the environment and good for a park's budget and attendance.
For more information please contact us here in Rhinebeck, New York and like us on Facebook at
Green Goats Rhinebeck.
You may also reach out to us via phone 845-514-0510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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