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OMG, OMG, Meet Hundreds of Adorable Goats Today at the Presidio! Nature’s Lawnmowers Come to the Golf Course

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Get on up to the Presidio today at 1:00 PM to see hundreds of goats being delivered to clean up the areas surround our Presidio Golf Course. Deets below.

And then, to make your day completely hurcine, go ahead and nosh on a warm Goat Cheese Naploleon at the popular Presidio Cafe:

GOAT CHEESE NAPOLEON – warm Laura Chenel goat cheese, puff pastry, sweet & spicy pecans, fresh berries & balsamic dressing

It’s the circle of life, or something, nom nom.

Oh, here they are:

Three Boer Goats via Jennifer Schwalm

(When young, these critters kind of look like dogs.)

All the deets:

“NATURE’S LAWNMOWERS” REPORT FOR TOUR OF DUTY AT PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE

Date: Tuesday August 7, 2012

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Presidio Golf Course; behind the clubhouse (300 Finley Road, inside the Arguello Gate)

Who: The Presidio Trust and Arnold Palmer Golf welcome a herd of goats to the Presidio Golf Course to tame the overgrown ivy, blackberry and hemlock that have popped up around the links. The goats will arrive at 1:00pm on Tuesday, August 7 and will be corralled at the clubhouse for about an hour when the public can “meet the goats.” After all the goats are unloaded, they will be shepherded by three border collies to a site near the driving range.

What: The 250-300 Boer goats begin their culinary odyssey in an overgrown thicket behind the driving range. The hungry herd’s two-week tour of duty will be spent chomping through weeds and transforming them into natural fertilizer, allowing native grasses to flourish. Once the unwanted vegetation has been eaten back, not only can errant golf balls be retrieved, but serpentine soil will be revealed. The hope is long buried seeds will sprout, enabling native wildflowers and grasses to once again take root and thrive. The goats’ next stop will be a wetland area near the 4TH hole now thick with thistle and hemlock.

The project is part of a broader effort to upgrade the course using sustainable means whenever possible. Improvements are planned for every hole and bunker on the course, including the creation of so-called “fuzzy bunkers” using native plants and grasses. The result will be a course that is both more attractive and more challenging, with a less manicured and wilder look evocative of traditional Scottish links courses.

Originally constructed in 1895, the Presidio Golf Course is the second oldest course west of the Mississippi. Long restricted to members of the military and the exclusive Presidio Golf Club, the course was opened to public play 1995.

The goats are supplied by California Grazing, a holistic land management company that provides brush and weed control through grazing.”

See you there!

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Scientology Clubhouse, 839 Howard

Monday, May 18th, 2009

What’s that? You’ve missed out on seeing “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” at the Church of Scientology Clubhouse on 839 Howard betwixt 4th and 5th Streets? It’s just a stone’s throw from the American Psychiatric Association convention – let’s take a look.

Now this was the scene in front of the APA convention Saturday, when members of Anonymous protested against the Scientologists, who were protesting against the psychiatrists. Click to expand:

But then the action moved a block over. Can you see the building? It’s betwixt the AFL-CIO and our Buca Di Beppo.

And we’re in – nice hardwood flooring.

Uh oh, psychiatry takes a hit:

Here’s the pitch they might have used on Tom Cruise and about 10% of Hollywood. Click to expand (Frances Farmer, hello nurse.)

1. Collect receipt books.

2. ????

3. Profit!

See you there.

5/16-5/23: “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” exhibit (downtown / civic / van ness)


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Date: 2009-05-06, 12:52PM PDT

May 16th to 23rd
An exhibition and documentary about the Cause of Senseless Violence in our Communities

“Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”

America has been wracked with senseless acts to violence. Mental health budgets are spiraling out of control.

In this authoritative overview, the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”
Exhibit and Documentary explores the roots of this violence. See the parallel between the increase in psychotropic drug usage and violence in our communities.

Warning: this exhibit documents the graphic and horrific stories of psychiatric abuse. Young children could be frightened and parental guidance is advised.

Sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.cchr.org)
Get the FACTS

Come see “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death”
839 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th Streets
Admission is FREE!
The exhibit is open May 16 through 22 from noon until 8:00pm
On May 23 the exhibit is open from noon until 4:00pm
info@cchrsf.org