Goats In A Permaculture System

Goats are entertaining, intelligent and productive animals and can offer a lot of inputs into a permaculture system.

Due to their varied palate, they can be very useful in managing woody and weedy vegetation, as well as blackberries. In fact, much of their feed can come from excess growth around the garden.

Having fresh milk on hand is also a strong motivator for many potential goat keepers, with homemade goats cheese being a delicacy. Goats can also be kept as a meat source, as well as for their manure, which adds fertility to soil. Unlike larger hooved animals, goats can be kept in urban areas, as long as they are taken out to forage daily.