Join Railyard Park Conservancy and Quivira Coalition for the kick off of “Graze Days,” a three-year restoration project using live grazing animals to invigorate the native grasslands in the Railyard Park. This special Earth Day workshop will offer park visitors the opportunity to see goats and sheep graze while learning about the many benefits of prescribed grazing on native grasses.
Experienced goat herder, Amanita Thorp of Horned Locust Goatscaping, will bring her team of sheep, goats and herding dogs to the park, while local ranchers from Quivira Coalition will be available with information and to answer questions. The animals will graze a one-acre area of the park and, with the help of a solar-powered electric fence, they will move locations throughout the day, as to not overwork any one area. While you’re enjoying the live music, parades and other interactive activities at the Earth Day Celebration in the Railyard Park, come watch the grazing animals do their work on the grasslands located at the corner of Guadalupe and Cerrillos Road and learn how you can be engaged in our new project, Graze Days!”