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The Goat Workshop
November 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$180
A workshop for people wanting to keep goats holistically, productively and consciously.
Join Jilly Middleton and Hannah Moloney at Fat Pig Farm to learn about keeping goats naturally. Based on their lived experience, this workshop will provide tips, tricks and depth of information you simply can’t find in the books, or on goat forums (trust me, we’ve tried).
This workshop will cover
- Keeping goats to manage farm weeds, i.e. blackberries and gorse,
- Raising goats to be hardy and low maintenance,
- Domestic goat keeping: Keeping goats in urban or small areas,
- Wholistic goat care,
- What to feed your goats,
- Breeding goats,
- Fencing, and
- So much more!
- Theoretical information and discussion on everything goats,
- Tour of goats in action on the farm,
- Delicious and nutritious lunch from Fat Pig Farm,
- Course notes, tailored for the Tasmanian context, and
- New networks and goat friends to connect with into the future.
Jilly Middleton runs Twelve Trees Farm in Cygnet – an organic blueberry farm. While she currently has no goats on her farm, she spent 7 years farming goats naturally for meat, milk and to manage a range of weeds on her farm include gorse and blackberries. She is a wealth of practical knowledge and has a rare depth of information on everything goat.
She recently sold her goat herd to Fat Pig Farm where they now spend their days eating blackberries. You can see her talking goats with Matthew Evans talking on a recent episode of The Gourmet Farmer here.
Hannah Moloney runs Good Life Permaculture where she’s the lead educator and permaculture designer. For the past two years, she’s also been doting on two toggenburg goats – one of which she milks daily in central Hobart. She brings the unique experience of urban goat keeping, has worked through numerous challenges of sourcing food, health and fencing. All of this can be applied to any domestic “house goat context” in both rural and (some) urban locations.
This workshop includes delicious and nutritious lunch from the Fat Pig Farm kitchen. You’ll feast on seasonal produce straight from their farm. We can’t really describe how good their food is (it’s really good), so you’ll just have to come try it.
We’re holding this workshop at Fat Pig Farm in Glaziers Bay. Fat Pig Farm have their own herd of goats which students get to see in action. Bred by Jilly around the corner on her own farm, these goats have been trained to eat weeds, specifically gorse and blackberries.
Where’s Fat Pig Farm? The exact location of the venue will be shared with students closer to the workshop.
There is no refund available for this course. If you’re unable to make it we encourage you to pass your place onto friends or family.