project leader
Lydia Y
location
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(Pittsburgh)
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the project

Allegheny GoatScape is comprised of two friendly herds of goats that clear invasive and unwanted vegetation in public spaces and vacant lots. The goats return to their home on the Northside when Pittsburgh's seasons turn cold, because there are no more green weeds for them to munch on! While the goats "vacation" for the winter, the cost of their care increases. Allegheny GoatScape is looking to lighten the burden of winter costs with your support!

In 2019 our goats and donkeys will work in an effective, eco-friendly, and engaging way to clear invasive plants on Pittsburgh's steep slopes, vacant spaces, and parks. 

the steps

Over the winter, the herds are off the job and “vacationing” at their Northside home, lounging in any available winter sun. To keep the herds happy and healthy through the colder months, we make sure they have everything they need in the winter. This includes food, supplements, and wellness checks!

The goats are just as hungry during the winter months when there’s no grass to eat, so they eat hay, pellets, treats, and veggies. Do you take a your vitamins? In the winter months, the goats and donkeys do, too. We provide daily supplements, including vitamin-rich goat pellets, salt block, baking soda, and sunflower seeds. Our herd needs to stay healthy in order to tackle next season’s work. We take them on regular trips to the vet to get checked from head to tail. 

why we're doing it

We want to make sure our fuzzy team is as happy and healthy as can be this winter! While the herds wait for the first green buds to eat in the spring, there's a high cost to keeping them well fed and healthy! That's where your support comes in!  

 

Without healthy herds, we couldn't do the work we do! In 2019 our goats and donkeys will work in an effective, eco-friendly, and engaging way to clear invasive plants on Pittsburgh's steep slopes, vacant spaces, and parks. As they eat away invasive vegetation, they will reduce the need for fuels and expensive machinery. They'll do this work without leaving any waste, all while naturally fertilizing the soil. Their presence alone will bring community attention to forgotten spaces.

 

So, what do you say? Will you give for a goat cause? 

budget

Budget:

Hay: $1,800
Supplements: $600
Vet visits: $1,000
Travel and vehicle care: $1,000
Support for daily care: $600

Total: $5000

 

Project Subtotal = 

$5,000

ioby Platform Fee 

$35

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)

$150

Total to raise on ioby =

$5,185

 

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donors

  • Eileen K.
  • Harold W.
  • Anonymous
  • Patricia Bucek
  • Leslie Woods
  • Brad and Carrie Richards
  • Kendall Pelling
  • Lydia