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Goats arriving at Agnes Scott to get rid of kudzu

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Goats arriving at Agnes Scott to get rid of kudzu



This story has been updated. 

A four-legged landscaping crew will be visiting Agnes Scott this week.

The college announced that 50 to 100 goats will be on campus through Feb. 3 and will be tasked with eating kudzu, English ivy and privet.

“For the past year, Agnes Scott College students, faculty, staff and other Trees Atlanta volunteers cleared some of the plants from surrounding trees as part of Phase I of this project,” the announcement from the college says. “These goats are a chemical-free method for removing these plants, and an example of Agnes Scott’s sustainability efforts on campus. The project also highlights the important work Trees Atlanta does related to urban forest restoration.”

According to Agnes Scott, there will be a free open house for the community on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a second opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The college says, “The goats are located on the Agnes Scott College campus. Take S. McDonough to E. Davis Street and turn left on to E. Davis Street (street parking available). We hope to see you on campus soon!”

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