The Detroit Goat Farm began as a kitchen table discussion between two friends. Now, it has expanded, with planning from a team of biosystems engineering students as well as assistance from students in the fields of animal science and urban planning.
The dream is to start a non-profit goat farm within Detroit city limits, using and revitalizing an area of Detroit that is currently vacant. Such a project would create agricultural education opportunities within the city, allow for research about urban ranching, generate a modest number of jobs in a city with close to 30% unemployment, and provide fresh food in a city classified as a "food desert."
This blog is to create awareness of the Detroit Goat Farm goals and update interested individuals and organizations about progress being made by the Goat Team.