Ready to make a difference in the world?
Are you looking to control noxious weeds, regenerate depleted land, and improve soil quality? Are you ready to change your perception of how we look at the land and how we take care of it?
Become a participant of our Goats Work! Introductory Class. It is for all levels of land managers, tribal landowners, federal, state, and public national state parks land managers, plus those who approve land treatments, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who want to start a professional grazier business.
It is a stand-alone class for decision-makers and practitioners interested in understanding the conceptual overview of what the problem is and how we can fix it.
The solution? Professionally managed goat herds
Goats Work! Introductory Class paints the big picture of how we US citizens with our current land practices and policies and the unintended consequences, find ourselves at a crucial time where we have cornered ourselves into the vast problems of land degradation, erosion, weeds, water disasters, soils depletion, pollution, plant species shift, etc.
We are facing rapid climate change moving us forward to a crisis and there is little time to make big and necessary changes; into the unknown. A solution and opportunity exist where we can support a different outcome with managed animal herds such as professional goat grazing.
Founded by Lani Malmberg of Goats Eat Weeds, the Goats Work! Introductory Class combines science, technology and a time-tested method of using large traveling goat herds to rejuvenate the soil. Restore plant life. Re-shape landscapes impacted by harmful agricultural and livestock practices.
We are excited to share with you Lani’s decades of experience and wisdom in this four-day Introduction Class for a comprehensive understanding and appreciating successful, professional grazier work to address multifaceted land illness problems.
Goat-powered landscaping to heal the soil
This class is a stand-alone four-day introductory class that presents a conceptual overview of how we got ourselves into the problem of land abuse and how we’re going to get out of it. The takeaway philosophy and understanding of how to use large traveling goat herds to:
- Eat noxious plants and remove the harmful oils and seeds
- Produce a clean and natural fertilizer to the landscape
- Rejuvenate the soil
- Restore plant life
- Re-shape landscapes impacted by harmful agricultural and livestock practices
Participants will gain a broad overview and a basic outline of how work must be done on the ground professionally.
This introductory class is for those who:
- Own or manage land
- Manage public lands and are responsible for designing treatments
- Entrepreneur business people who want to begin our 2-year Goats Work! Boot Camp to become a certified professional grazier
- Support for the above 3 categories
Class participants at all these levels are given a comprehensive overview of :
- Problems with how we perceive land ownership and stewardship
- How we perceive land as our home on this Earth
- Understand how we got to the problems we face
- Understand how we can fix these problems and how to move forward quickly in the face of climate change
- Solutions with an appreciation for the complexity of the groundwork and organization
We plan for all four categories represented together to bring perspective to each role to see what each needs to be most successful as we tackle our local problems on the land. Philanthropists, goat herders, and managers learn together as we shift this paradigm. Lectures will be interspersed with walks-a-bout on Paicines to observe; fabulous locally sourced foods and lively discussions fill out each day.
Ready to get started? Be a part of the solution – sign up today!
Date: March 28-31, 2020 *Postponed to be rescheduled
Location: Paicines Ranch, 13388 Airline Hwy, Paicines, CA 95043
Class & Meals: $1775.00 per person. The deadline to register is March 18th. Limited spaces are available. Organic locally sourced delicious meals. Full breakfast, lunch, and dinners catered by Sarah and Thyme Catering. Contact Paula@GoatsWork.com
Lodging: Paicines Ranch, Private rooms for $125.00 + tax per night, single or double occupancy, rooms also available one day before/after class. For information visit Paicines Ranch website. For reservations contact Mary@PaicinesRanch.com
Travel: Nearest airport San José International Airport (SJC 63 miles, 1 hour & 15 min. drive)
Total Costs = Class Registration + Meals + Lodging at Paicines Ranch
Refunds: Requests to withdraw registration must be received 10 days before the event date in order to receive a refund, minus $350.00 administrative fee. Confirmation of registration will be sent via email to the address provided. Payment will be returned if the Introductory Class is full or canceled.
For additional questions please email Paula Williams, Event Manager, at Paula@GoatsWork.com
Additional Introductory Classes
Find the date and location that’s perfect for you
This Introductory Class will be offered January – July 2020 in the following locations:
- Jan 30 – Feb 2 Introductory Class #1, Paicines Ranch, Paicines CA
- March Introductory Class #2, Paicines Ranch, Paicines CA *Postponed to be rescheduled
- April in New York
- May and June in Colorado
- July in Montana
- East of the Mississippi, if demands are there
From each of these introductory classes, we expect to attract a handful of attendees that will then sign up for our 2-year Goats Work! Boot Camp to become a professional grazier, certified by us. Boot Camp will be 7 days each, 5 times/year in all seasons on 10 different jobs for 10 different client types, in 5 different states.
Goats Work! Boot Camp
Become a Certified, Professional Grazier – Coming Fall 2020 EWE-niverse Goats Work! Boot Camp. This Introductory Class is a prerequisite for Goats Work! Boot Camp which begins Fall 2020. Goats Work! Boot Camp read more >