Philly Goat Project (PGP)
Goats for the Greater Good
The Philly Goat Project celebrates the dynamic and delightful capacities of goats by building community, while creating sustainable, engaging, and educational opportunities.
Our community is the cornerstone of the Philly Goat Project. We are committed to engaging with friends and neighbors across generations to promote wellbeing, take care of our environment, and create unique opportunities with partners around the city. We are often invited to events in parks, universities, schools and libraries. Goats are one of the most sustainable and earth-friendly animals. They are vegetarians and love to eat things that other animals ignore. Goat grazing helps manage invasive weeds while encouraging regrowth of native perennial plants. Goats produce organic fertilizer that helps restore soil. Looking for a environmentally friendly way to clear some weeds?
PGP was created to provide opportunities for urban residents to connect to nature in a dynamic and novel way by using goats. PGP is our country’s first city-based multi-service goat program, providing grazing, animal assisted therapy and wellness events, environmental and educational experiences and community engagement opportunities across many platforms. PGP's barn is on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum, an historic non-profit program that is free and open to the public 365 days a year. PGP offers a variety of ways that visitors of all capacities and ages can enjoy and experience Goats for the Greater Good.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's home page.
- Event Calendar: Events
- Facebook: @phillygoatproject
- Instagram: @phillygoatproject
- Twitter: @PhillyGoatProj1
- Volunteer: Volunteer
In The News
- Say cheese! Therapy goats take center stage for annual calendar fundraiser, ABC-6, April 11, 2022.
- Awbury goat project turns to grazing on Christmas trees, Chestnut Hill Local, January 18, 2021.