Friday, May 27, 2011

Targeted goat grazing demonstration

Join  Adkins Arboretum for Goats vs. Weeds: a targeted grazing demonstration Thursday, June 2 from 10 a.m. til noon or Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn how targeted grazing with goats can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of controlling invasive plants.

Participants will see goats in action and learn how to implement this practice on their own land.  Presenters will include Nevin Dawson, Forest Stewardship Educator, University of Maryland Extension; Dr. Sylvan Kaufman, Sylvan Green Earth Consulting; and Brian Knox, Supervising Forester for Eco-Goats.

 The program fee is $15 for members, $20 for the general public per session. Register online at or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0. Light refreshments will be served, including goat cheese.

Through a grant from Shared Earth Foundation, the Arboretum is partnering with University of Maryland Eastern Shore and University of Maryland Agricultural Extension in a three-year program to test the effect of grazing in eradicating aggressive invasive species in targeted areas of the Arboretum’s meadows.

News release

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