I will be helping to establish a vegetable garden for a non-profit in Eastern PA.
The space had been cleared of trees and brush a year or two ago, so now there is plenty of fodder growth in the area.
I've managed to talk them out of tilling the area for me, but if there were a couple of goats available that could use some pasture time in the area... that would make beginning the work much easier.
This is the idea that I'm trying to display with this part of the project. The other gardeners there are "traditional" gardeners, tending to plots of bare soil and tilling between rows. I have done 1/32nd-assed hugelkulture - that is half of half of half of half of half-assed - with my own veggies. The results were encouraging enough to make me want to show others that growing food need not be back-breaking work!
If you have or know of any goats for the first pass, followed by a chicken tractor a week or two later, that would be in want of some pasture time in or around Schuylkill County PA, let me know!
If you have any other thoughts on what I've said, let me know that too P
There were some farmers in PA that rented out herds of goats for clearing land. I think the one I was told about has gone on to other things now, but if you join the PASA listserv you may be able to find leads through them if nothing comes up on here - this is an international group so odds of someone in your area reading your post are relatively small, I fear. It's http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PASAeastern/
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