They’re cute, they’re environmentally friendly… and they’re coming for your weeds. The City of Edmonton is bringing in herds of goats this summer to help keep weeds under control, as part of a pilot project with Jeannette Hall, the owner and shepherd of Baah’d Plant Management.
The contract should be completed by next week, with about 200 goats arriving in Rundle Park by July.
i can't believe edmonton is getting goats for their parks to eat all the dandelions is this city even real
— picassa (@thursdaybIues) June 2, 2017
The University of Calgary successfully used the same pilot project last summer, and City Spokesperson Kristen Wagner told Global Edmonton Rundel Park was selected in Edmonton because of the mix of terrain, including mowed and natural grasses, trees and slopes.
— Global Edmonton (@GlobalEdmonton) June 2, 2017
The goats will keep chewing up a storm until September, and then city staff will bring the cost benefit analysis before city council to see if this is something they will bring back next summer.