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Mar 07

Grazing goats spotted near the Gatehouse

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 11:08 pm by Clay Curtin

As an eco-friendly alternative to herbicides and machinery, goats are being used to remove ivy between the Gatehouse and the Menlo Children’s Center. The City regularly uses goats to clear weeds at Sharon Hills Park, but this is the first time they have been used on the Burgess campus near City Hall. The goats arrived on Tuesday, March 3, and will stay for about a week depending on their appetites and the pace of ivy removal. The four-legged workers are a mix of Boer and Alpine goat breeds, known to be aggressive eaters, removing plants down to the roots. On Thursday, March 4, kids from the MCC had the opportunity to meet Princess, one of the largest and friendliest goats of the herd.