Thursday, April 28, 2011

Goats and Gardens

The Public Health Garden at the University of Maryland, College Park, is a student teaching and community garden demonstrating sustainable agriculture and environmental best practices in support of public, environmental and community health.

This year, goats are being used to eat unwanted vegetation at the garden site. The Public Health Garden has planned several educational events (on May 1 and 2) to highlight the role of goats in sustainable agriculture and landscape management. To learn more, visit their blog.

The Public Health Garden is located on the College Park campus, between the School of Public Health and the Eppley Recreation Center. The goats are from Eco-Goats, a business that leases goats for targeted grazing.

1 comment:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

I am woring on a proposal titled Project: GREEN, a sustainable ag plan for our area, and livestock figure into Phase III. I am gathering all the info I can on goats being used in SA!

Great read!
More, please!