NCAT Southeast to Host Goat Keeping 101 Workshop

goatsCalling all Fayetteville, Ark., goat enthusiasts! Did you know that it is now legal to keep up to three female dwarf or pygmy goats in the city of Fayetteville, depending on your lot size? If you are seriously considering adding goats to your family, don’t miss the upcoming Goat Keeping 101 workshop hosted by the City of Fayetteville and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

The workshop will take place from 9 am to noon on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 207 W. Center St., the downtown Fayetteville home of NCAT Southeast. You’ll learn more about the Urban Agriculture Ordinance from Peter Nierengarten, Director of Sustainability and Strategic Planning for the City of Fayetteville. NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialists Margo Hale and Linda Coffey will talk about fencing, housing, health care, and feeding for your urban goats, as well as budgeting for the expenses that come with goat ownership. You’ll have the opportunity to meet some Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and see a milking demonstration. You’ll also have time to ask questions, and you’ll learn about additional goat keeping resources.

Space is limited for this workshop, so register today at https://www.ncat.org/events. Registration will close on Thursday, Oct. 23. The workshop fee is $15.

Questions about the workshop? Email lindac@ncat.org or call 479-442-9824.

If you would like more information about Fayetteville’s Urban Agriculture Ordinance, visit www.accessfayetteville.org.

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