Grazing Our Way Back to Community Sustainability

University of Georgia

We propose to continue elimination of neglected and imperiled “marginal” landscapes and extend results through partnerships among University of Georgia faculty, students, Clarke County School District teachers and collaborating with goats. The project builds upon a two-year effort to remove invasive vegetation from a campus stream corridor using “prescribed grazing” by goats. This initiative has reduced the abundance of invasives at the site and engaged more than 500 volunteers, who have donated nearly 1200 hours of labor, open meaningful dialogues between the university and the surrounding community.

Tanyard Creek Chew Crew

A Case of the Munchies April 2015

UGA Awards Sustainability Grants to Fund Student Projects: Chew Crew Junior Herder After School Program March 2015

UGA’s House the Herd Student Design Challenge to announce winners Feb. 13 Jan.29, 2015

Restoration with Goats: Ruminating on the Reasons Nov. 16, 2014

Is Letting Sheep Graze on Invasive Plants a Baaaaad Idea? June 11, 2015