Crowdfund UC Davis thanks all of the donors who gave to this important project in February. This campaign has closed, but you can still support our program by making a donation.
Excited to announce our new STRETCH GOAL of $7500. We wooly, wooly appreciate your generosity!
The UC Davis Sheepmowers Grazing Project invites university sheep into central campus lawns to improve campus sustainability and promote mental health through public grazing events.
Utilizing sheep to graze campus lawns has the potential to provide significant environmental benefits across multiple disciplines and areas of study including the following:
In addition to investigating whether sheep can eat weeds and grass, fertilize and control pests as well as or better than using conventional landscaping methods (lawnmowers), we are also studying the cultural effect of bringing sheep to central campus. Your gift will support public events including Felting with the Sheep, Meditating with the Sheep, and Painting with the Sheep, to encourage campus community interaction and to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to purchase equipment, fund community events, better understand the ecological implications of sheep mowing, and to support our student shepherds. As the project is only entering into its second year, your support will truly make a difference. We val-ewe your sponsorship and hope to see you out on the lawn with us and our wooly friends in the spring!
Your kind gift of $10 supports our Sheep Nature Rx events, such as ensuring each participant has the needed wool, felting needles, crayons, and other art supplies.
Your thoughtful donation of $25 assists in implementing informative and comfortable experiences for the observing guests, including interpretitve signage, umbrellas, and chairs.
Your $50 contribution helps our team build and maintain our research site with the needed equipment, such as 38 feet of fencing.
Your generous donation of $100 can be used to understand the ecological implications of sheep mowing, such as analyzing soil samples.
Your extraordinary donation of $500 supports our undergraduate student shepherds, gifting them the opportunity to research, learn, and develop leadership skills while also aiding in ensuring our team has enough members to function efficiently.