Eco-Goats - the latest "green" lawn mowers
Goats may be coming to property near you to - of all things - "mow" the lawn. This new form of environmentally-friendly vegetation control is gaining popularity in the region, including in Pennsylvania.
Eco-goats would be a great topic with students in a unit on environmental science and/or sustainability. See the following articles and video to learn more about eco-goats:
- Eco-Goats: Got Invasives? Get Goats! (business website)
- Haverford College puts goats to work on grounds (article on Philly.com)
- The Kids Are Alright: Goats That Double as Lawnmowers (article at National Geographic Daily News)
Video: Rented goats are clearing unwanted vines and brush from the perimeter of Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. The goats are an eco-friendly substitute for herbicides and help protect the nearby Anacostia River from chemical runoff.