Urban Shepherds was created in 2011 and organized into a nonprofit organization in 2012 for the purpose of promoting urban and suburban sheep grazing as a cost-saving and environmental alternative to mowing; promoting urban farming and increasing sheep production; and educating youth and recruiting future shepherds. We will help you start a program in your community, providing flocks, identifying appropriate lots for sheep with site suitability grazing modeling, help with fundraising, assist with zoning and permitting for sites, prepare the sites for flocks, train staff or volunteer shepherds, and secure professional shepherds to oversee each urban area. Urban Shepherds provides a win-win solution for land owners/managers and shepherds. And, local communities “flock” to see the sheep.
Learn more about how you can save money, enhance the environment, and provide social capital by managing your lawn with sheep.