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Who needs a lawn mower?

February 3, 2011

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Did you know that goats are a pretty good alternative to weed wackers? Brett Milligan, a landscape architect with GreenWorks is testing this idea out on a 2-acre urban lot in Portland, Oregon. He’s brought in 50 goats through Goat Rental NW to keep the weeds at bay. So far, it’s been most popular with the residents who stop by to feed or pet or just say hi to the goats. 

Goats are pretty awesome, they’ll eat just about anything (including invasives) and can clear sloped or hard to access sites. There seem to be more and more goat rental businesses popping up — check out this rent-a-ruminant in Seattle, WA.

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