Street Goat

by streetgoats in Bristol

Support us to start a co-operative, community micro goat dairy in Bristol... or maybe a few...

by streetgoats in Bristol

We did it
On 24th December 2015 we successfully raised £9,345 with 167 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

YAY, we're past £9000. 

Let's make the first project even better!

If we can get to £10000 we will be able to afford a huge library of cheese making equipment for our first and future sites to share!

If we can get to £11000 we'll start to develop resources to that other groups can start projects themselves!

If we can get to £13500 we'll invest in portable fencing so that we can help overgrown allotment plots be cleared and brought back into use!

The more we raise the more we can do. So please, keep donating :-D


Street Goat wants to bring people like you together to keep goats in the city.

Street Goat started with an idea: What if, as communities we can keep dairy goats on the overgrown land around Bristol?

Goats love weeds and brambles and help clear the land. As the group caring for the goats we would share the costs, the responsibilities and the milk. We could even make cheese and yoghurt together.

So we set off on our quest, meeting with Bristol City Council, talking to neighbours and friends, applying for funding. The council showed us the perfect first site: an overgrown allotment in St George where people abandon their plots because it is too difficult to grow there.

So... the first step... our first micro dairy.For this we need money to cover the costs. We need £9000 to build a small 2-4 goat farm. This will formalise the lease on the land and build long term infrastructure - fences and comfortable housing ready to welcome the first goats onto the land. The goats will be cared for by a group that will collectively share the responsibilities, costs and milk. But we want to do more than this!

We want to start micro dairies like this all over Bristol for everyone's benefit.We have been lucky enough to be shortlisted for match funding!

If we raise £15000, we could unlock a total £45000 with match funding from the 'Just Growth' fund, if we are successful in being awarded this fund. With this we'll create a network that will support new sites to start up in Bristol. While the day to day tasks of looking after animals are great to share as a small collective, some of the legal requirements of keeping animals in this way are tedious on a tiny scale. The Street Goat network aims to make urban animal husbandry easier and so connect more people with their food production.

We'll buy shared cheese making equipment and tools. We'll run courses on cheese making, animal husbandry and more. With £45000 Street Goat will start spreading across the city, and the country!

The more funding we raise the more animals we can keep in the city... so please donate!

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

We'll name a blade of straw in the first bedding after you :-)

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You'll get a Street Goat badge to wear with pride.

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£10 Reward

Two burgers to be scoffed on any Tuesday in January 2016. Gifted by the Volunteer Tavern - How pubs should be done.

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£10 Reward

Two curries and two pints from our dear friends at The Volunteer Tavern, arguably the finest eatery and pubbery in Bristol. Voucher to be redeemed any Monday in January 2016.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

We'll inscribe your name on our first milking parlour!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A special invite to the Street Goat supporters party!

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

Lucky dip on one of Tapt's incredible t-shirts. TAPT are independent UK Bristol-based geometric psychedelic Op art screen printing extra-ordinaires. Check out more of their mind-boggling designs at http://on.fb.me/1ZlxSFd

£35 or more

£35 Reward

Join our barn raising! The most exciting day in the construction of our project! Learn about timber framing construction and join the fun as our shelters take shape from the ground up!

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

A fermenter hamper from Ferment Bristol, including sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and a kombucha scoby. A great gift!

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

A foraging herb walk, discovering the exciting wild plants, edible and medicinal, that grow around us.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We'll send you your very own Street Goat bag! Made out of ethical fabric.

£60 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£60 Reward

A blissful 1 hour holistic massage in a peaceful Bristol location.

£75 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£75 Reward

A 2 day workshop learning how to build a milking stool. Fantastic opportunity to learn simple and more advanced green woodworking skills from our resident professional green woodworker, Rich.

£100 or more

11 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

A hands-on goat milking experience for you and your family or friends.

£120 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£120 Reward

Two day roundwood timber framing course with Richard Anderson. Learn traditional skills in building with this beautiful and affordable material. Course scheduled to be held in February 2015.

£120 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£120 Reward

Two day basic joinery course with Richard Anderson. Learn techniques and skills to build strong and long lasting furniture on this exciting course for beginners and the more advanced. Course scheduled to run in February 2016.

£500 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

A place on one of our courses: learn cheese making, goat husbandry and much more.

£700 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£700 Reward

Corporate Team Building Farm Day: A 1 day farming experience for a group of 5-10. Experience milking the goats, learning about animal husbandry and first hand experience on a working micro dairy. We'll treat you a delicious local lunch. A great team building day for you and your company or team.

£700 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£700 Reward

Corporate Team Building Forest Day: A 1 day outdoor experience for a group of 5-10. We'll take your team through a number of fun and innovative team building activities inspired by Forest School. We'll then learn about the trees on our site and how to manage thems. We'll treat you a delicious local lunch. A great team building day for you and your company or team.

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£1,000 Reward

A personal family/friends professional photo shoot with the goats, with prints to take home.

£2,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£2,000 Reward

Name one of our first goats! Plus a personal family/friends photo shoot with your named goat friend and framed prints!

£12,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£12,000 Reward

Start a Street Goat project near you! We'll support you every step of the way helping you find a suitable site, providing training, guiding the build and helping you to bring together your community around your goats! By making this donation we agree to work with you to develop your Street Goat project with the funds donated. However given that Street Goat projects are co-operative, community ventures this donation alone is not enough to guarantee a successful project.

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