Grazing School of the West (GSW) is a nonprofit multidisciplinary vocational training program for aspiring livestock and land stewards. With learning hubs in both southern and northern California, GSW provides agricultural education that addresses the specific needs of varied landscapes across the West, using an ecologically prescriptive approach to sheep, goat and cattle grazing. GSW also offers a working methodology that can be shared with other organizations and institutions with a common vision.

Our mission is to provide meaningful land- and animal-based learning experiences to inspire a new generation of practitioners who understand science, risk, ecology, animal husbandry, and community care. Through building a workforce in prescribed grazing, our goal is to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis by preventing wildfires and restoring biodiversity in depleted and fire-prone landscapes, while also providing opportunities for regionalized food and fiber production.

Our vision is to create a culture of care for the land, for animals, and for each other through experiential education in the fields of land stewardship and regenerative agriculture, leading to rewarding and impactful work opportunities.

Mailing address: 887 Sonoma Ave, #23, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Please consider making a donation to the Grazing School of the West! You can donate online or make checks payable to ISI with “Grazing School of the West” included in the memo. 

​Mailing Address:
887 Sonoma Ave, #23
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Posted on

May 9, 2024