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Tuesday, June 05, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet & greet with the MowGoats: Clover, Buffy, Princess and Rosie

MowGoats is a pilot project sponsored by the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office to identify a new environmentally sustainable and community-building alternative to city mowing?a crew of goats!

Clover, Buffy, Rosie, and Princess are the four goats that will be visiting us from a farmer in Geneva, Ohio. The ladies will be here in Cleveland for 25 days, and will be grazing (M-F 9-5, just like the rest of us!) on six lots in the Stockyard and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods.

The goats will be tended at all times by a neighborhood goatherd.

It is estimated that the goats will ?mow? through a standard vacant lot in 2 ˝ days. This will test if MowGoats can provide a cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional methods of vacant lot maintenance. The grazing sites are in areas with strong block clubs and community gardens, and the neighbors that we?ve talked to have been enthusiastic about the project. Gardeners in the neighborhood are excited about being able to use goat manure to boost the fertility of their soil!

The project has been generously funded and support provided by Neighborhood Progress, Inc., the City of Cleveland, The Cuyahoga County OSU Extension, Councilmen Cummins, Zone and Westbrook and several goat farmers.

MowGoats is a pilot project sponsored by the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office to identify a new environmentally sustainable and community-building alternative to city mowing?a crew of goats! Clover, Buffy, Rosie, and Princess are the four goats that will be visiting us from a farmer in Geneva, Ohio. The ladies will be here in Cleveland for 25 days, and will be grazing (M-F 9-5, just like the rest of us!) on six lots in the Stockyard and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods. The goats will be tended at all times by a neighborhood goatherd. It is estimated that the goats will ?mow? through a standard vacant lot in 2 ˝ days. This will test if MowGoats can provide a cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional methods of vacant lot maintenance. The grazing sites are in areas with strong block clubs and community gardens, and the neighbors that we?ve talked to have been enthusiastic about the project. Gardeners in the neighborhood are excited about being able to use goat manure to boost the fertility of their soil! The project has been generously funded and support provided by Neighborhood Progress, Inc., the City of Cleveland, The Cuyahoga County OSU Extension, Councilmen Cummins, Zone and Westbrook and several goat farmers.

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