|Goat break-out group|
As someone who was there to talk about goats, I was happily surprised that more than 60 people attended the break-out group that was devoted to talking about keeping goats in the city!
The event was organized by Martha Boyd of Angelic Organics Learning Center, and based upon the success, it looks like this will be forever known as the First Annual Urban Livestock Expo. The Advocates for Urban Agriculture also helped organize the event.
The Expo's framing questions were:
- What if everyone decides to raise livestock in the city? What do they need to know -- to do, and not do?
- Where will they get the mentoring and the supplies they need to do it well?
- How can we work together to include food animals successfully in ecologically-integrated urban lifestyles?Our well-versed presenters offered critter-specific information and advice, answered questions, and guided people to more resources, including on the nearby info tables. Following the Expo, a group toured two nearby yards with goats and chickens in residence.
|General information session|