After being unable to offer our popular “Goats 101” class last year, we are excited to get this excellent resource back on the calendar! These workshops are packed with more useful information than you’ll find just about anywhere else, and are a lot of fun. Topics include basic care such as: hoof trimming, nutrition & feeding, toxic plants, fencing & shelter, first aid, the latest information about deworming & fecal testing, the importance of having a vet who knows goats on your team, body condition monitoring, normal vital signs, and common diseases & ailments (what you can do, and when to call the vet).
The workshop will include some live demonstrations, so that you can really see what we’re talking about, and everyone will have the opportunity to interact with the goats. As this class is designed for pet goat owners, we will not be covering issues specific to breeding/kidding, or milk/meat production. Of course, everything we will cover is relevant to production animals as well. The class size will be limited, to allow everyone a chance to participate and ask questions. All of the above listed topics will be covered at each session – it is not a series of classes.
There will be two sessions available, both will run 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Classes are held on site at the sanctuary, at 27302 59th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223.
The cost for the class is $100 per person, which includes a printed course packet. As this is a fundraiser, we do not offer discounts for couples or families. Space is limited in each session, and most sessions fill up quickly. Please register using the form below. Note: your spot in the class will not be confirmed until payment is received.
If you are an employee or volunteer at another animal rescue that works with goats, you may qualify for the reduced class rate of $50 per person. Please contact Ellen Felsenthal prior to registering for the class.
Please note that we do not offer refunds or date changes once you have registered for a class. All class fees are donations to the non-profit organization and are tax deductible.
Participants should bring a chair (camp chairs are great), a notebook, something firm to write on, a pen, a sack lunch and snacks/drinks. We will take a break mid-day for lunch. After the session, there will be an opportunity to meet the sanctuary residents. If you want to interact with the goats, sheep, horses & donkeys, you must wear closed shoes.
Spaces will be reserved only after payment is received.
We will have New Moon Farm swag available after the workshop. Check out the Merch page to see what’s available!