Goats returning to Agnes Scott to remove invasive plant species
A herd of unique landscapers is returning to Agnes Scott College this week as 30 goats and two sheep will help with campus brush clearing.
The college brought in goats last year to help get rid of invasive plants like kudzu, English ivy and privet. Each goat eats approximately 20 to 30 pounds of the broad leaf plants per day.
The first 15 goats and both sheep have already arrived on the college campus, according to an Agnes Scott press release. They will remain on the campus for three to four weeks, leaving in mid-October.
According to Agnes Scott, the goats offer a chemical-free and sustainable method for removing invasive plant species on campus.
Additionally, the college said that one or two of this year’s goats are pregnant and expected to deliver before they leave the campus.
This year’s project is co-partnered by the college’s Center for Sustainability and BrightView Landscape, who coordinated the service project with DayDay’s Goat Rental.
People from the neighborhood are already showing up to see the goats and there are places for people to sit, relax and enjoy watching the goats while they work. The goats will be on the job just west of 207 E. Davis Street in Decatur.